Skating and entertainment

Having a good time is easy in the Outaouais! This winter, downtown Gatineau has tons of indoor and outdoor activities to keep you busy. While downtown, don't miss the skating rink at Brewery Creek and all the animation surrounding it. You'll also close to all the essentials for an entertaining, fun evening: theatres and concert halls, great bars and restaurants for quality time with friends, and a casino where you can end the night on a classy note!

La patinoire du Ruisseau de la Brasserie (Brewery Creek's skating rink) promises a most original urvban experience. Skate in the heart of the city centre through heritage buildings and enjoy its elaborate program to guarantee a superb winter day. Nearby Salle Jean-Despréz will will win you over with its intimate feel where renowned artists perform like they were in your living room. Entertained? The night is still young and you're due for a trip to Casino du Lac-Leamy! Prepare to be dazzled!

1/2 day
to stimulate your senses

Points of interest

Ruisseau de la Brasserie Skating Rink
69, rue Montcalm
Gatineau (Québec)

This winter, rediscover ruisseau de la Brasserie…on skates! Located right in the heart of downtown Gatineau, the ruisseau de la Brasserie skating rink will open in January, weather permitting, with a variety of cultural and sports activities. To find out more about the skating rink and ice conditions, visit, keyword rink.

700 m
Skating will open an appetite. On Promenade du Portage, you will find Pub du bon vivant, which is perfect to have a bite and a drink with friends in a very urban setting in a beautiful heritage building.
Le Pub du bon vivant
70, promenade du Portage
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 2K1

On top of offering eleven draft beers, including some that were brewed in Québec, a famous «poutine québécoise» with maple bacon, a bison meat pie and our popular beer-battered fish and chips, we serve all customers in a friendly and dynamic atmosphere.

850 m
You can walk to Salle Jean-Despréz located in nearby Maison du citoyen, Gatineau's city hall. On your way, take the time to appreciate the rich built heritage along Promenade du Portage.
Salle Jean-Despréz
25, rue Laurier
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 3Y9

An enchanting world of emotion, colour and sound awaits you at the Salle Jean-Despréz! This intimate performance hall presents a wide range of shows for all tastes and all ages: song, blues, folk, world music, children’s theatre, comedy, and more. Tickets: 819 243 8000

4,4 km
​​After your show, head to Casino du Lac-Leamy. No matter whether you're still full of energy or you just want to talk the show calmly, the Casino has a section for you. Whether you're in the mood for the gaming area or just to chill with a drink, you'll find it all right here.
Casino du Lac-Leamy
1, boul. du Casino
Gatineau (Québec) J8Y 6W3

An oasis of entertainment just five minutes from Parliament Hill, the Casino du Lac-Leamy features a wide selection of slot machines and gaming tables, including Texas Hold’em poker, as well as a multigame space with live hosts. Enjoy the exciting atmosphere of the Casino, and unwind at the five-star Hilton Lac-Leamy hotel. Discover a variety of bars and restaurants, a nightclub, and spend an entertaining evening at the Théâtre du Casino. The Casino is your destination for an unforgettable getaway! 18+