THINGS TO DO IN THE OUTAOUAIS OVER MARCH BREAK

Published on March 5 2018

Cover 📸: Natacha Carrières

School’s out, and the forecast is for mild spring weather. Take advantage of March break to spend quality time together as a family. There’s lots for families to do in the Outaouais!

LET’S PLAY OUTSIDE!

Cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, dog sledding, sliding, sugar shacks … There’s plenty of outdoor fun to be had in the Outaouais! Here are suggestions of places to go for family-friendly activities.


KENAUK NATURE

Rent a cottage at Kenauk Nature and enjoy a wide range of activities during your stay. 38 km of cross-country ski trails, 23 km of snowshoe trails, dog sledding, ice fishing … You can even book a guide to show you around!

Where

1000 Kenauk Road, Montebello

When

7 days a week

FAIRMONT LE CHÂTEAU MONTEBELLO

From the Fairmont Le Château Montebello, you can access several kilometres of cross-country ski and snowshoe trails. At the ski shop, you can rent equipment and sign up for lessons. You can also go for a morning dog sled ride, or go curling or skating.

Where

392 Notre-Dame Street, Montebello

When

Year round

Good to know

For the well-being of the dogs, dog sled rides may be cancelled if weather or snow conditions are poor.

DOMAINE DE L'ANGE-GARDIEN

The Domaine de l’Ange-Gardien is a snow tubing centre that will delight the whole family. There’s also a sugar shack where you can tuck into a hearty traditional meal. While you’re there, take time to enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride!

Where

1031 Pierre-Laporte Road, L’Ange-Gardien

When

Weather permitting

PARC OMÉGA

At the wheel of your vehicle, follow a winding 15-km road through Parc Oméga, an 890-hectare wildlife park (the only one of its kind in Quebec), and observe wild animals in their natural habitat. You’ll see bison, wapiti, bears, fallow deer, white-tailed deer, wild boar, wolves, and more! Step out of your car and go for a hike along the lakeside trail among the white-tailed deer. Don’t forget to visit the new maple sugar camp!

Where

399 Route 323 North, Montebello

When

Year round

ARBRASKA LAFLÈCHE

Sign up for The Snowman’s Adventure package at Arbraska Laflèche and explore the many features of this spectacular site in winter: discovery tour of the underground cave, zip lining, snowshoe GPS rally …

Where

255 Route Principale, Val-des-Monts

When

Until the end of March

FUN IN THE CITY

With all the museums, events and activities in Gatineau and Ottawa, there’s no shortage of things for parents and kids to do over the break.

Check the different museums’ websites for information about their special March break programs.


ALTITUDE GYM

Altitude Gym is a unique indoor rock climbing centre with more than 1,600 square metres of Rocktopia and Walltopia climbing surfaces, and climbs up to 4.5 metres high. Lessons are available, and there’s a Clip ‘N Climb indoor theme park.

Where

35 St.-Raymond Blvd., Gatineau

When

7 days a week

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION | THE EXHIBITION

From the makers of Shrek, Madagascar and How to Train Your Dragon comes a magical exhibition celebrating 20 years of animation. A fascinating interactive exhibition about our favourite animated movies “from sketch to screen,” at the Canadian Museum of History.

Where

100 Laurier Street, Gatineau

When

Until April 8

Good to know

Admission to the Museum is free on Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m.

BUTTERFLIES IN FLIGHT

Hundreds of brilliant live butterflies fluttering around you, a warm tropical environment and masses of flowering plants: explore the colourful world of butterflies at the Canadian Museum of Nature.

Where

240 McLeod Street, Ottawa

When

Until April 2

Good to know

You have to reserve the day and time of your visit in advance, on the Museum website.

ACCOMMODATION

Several local hotels offer special rates during March break, including the VIP Package, which gives you a $50 discount on your second room night.

Among them, the Ramada Plaza Manoir du Casino and the Four Points by Sheraton Gatineau-Ottawa are conveniently close to major attractions and popular restaurants.

Enjoy your stay!

Tags

Cross-country skiing, Family activities, free, Gatineau

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