20 #Outaouaisfun activities for spring break

Published on February 7 2024

*You can confirm with attractions that activities are still available depending on weather conditions.

Your children have probably been counting the days to spring break. But to you, the week may look more like a mountain of organization than fun. Dear parents, this is where the Outaouais comes to your rescue. You’re not dreaming! In the Outaouais, children leave the time-honoured refrain “I’m bored” at home. Here are some #Outaouaisfun activities to consider when youre planning your next week off.


Parc Omega is a year-round family favourite in the Outaouais. Young and old alike will be charmed by the many different animals begging for carrots at your window. 

On your marks, get set, go … and that’s when moms start screaming as they slide down the slopes sitting comfortably in a tube. In the Outaouais region, families can experience a downhill thrill at the Centre de plein air du Lac-Beauchamp and the Domaine de l’Ange-Gardien. We challenge you to tackle the slopes of Sommet Edelweiss or the Parc des Montagnes Noires de Ripon. 

Our ski hills are ideal for families. Our slopes are just the right size to introduce your children to downhill skiing or snowboarding. 

Want to surprise your children? Dogsledding will be a sure hit. Several companies located throughout the region offer different packages. Choose the one that suits you best! 


Enter the enchanted world of the Canadian Children’s Museum, where learning becomes an adventure full of discovery! Little explorers will be amazed by interactive exhibits, captivating stories, and educational treasures. Parents, get ready to see your children’s eyes sparkle as they travel to cultures around the world on the brightly coloured Pakistani bus, homes in Indonesia and Mexico.   



100 Laurier Street, Gatineau  


Open every day, including Mondays, March 4 and 11, from 9am to 4pm. And Thursdays from 9am to 7pm.


Adult (18 to 64 years old): $22 | Senior (65 years and older): $20 | Student (13 to 17 years old): $17 | Child (2 to 12 years old): $15 | Family (maximum 2 adults): $55

Good to know

Free for members and kids under 2 years old. Tickets can be purchased in advance and are required for visits to the Museum.


Spring break is a great time to have fun, but also to fill up on knowledge! Combine business with pleasure and discover the main building of the Canadian Parliament in all its glory as part of an Immersive Experience. A 360° multimedia show that stands out for its captivating visual effects. Be at the heart of history with this tour offered daily. Kids will see it all!   


211 Sparks Street, Ottawa



Good to know

The Immersive Experience includes a self-guided tour, lasting approximately 45 minutes, with reservation. It is recommended to arrive 5-10 minutes before the start of the presentation.


Visit the Royal Canadian Mint, where silver comes to life before your eyes! Little adventurers will have the unique opportunity to delve into the history of coinage, see how coins are created, and even admire sparkling treasures. It’s much more than just a visit, it’s an educational adventure that will spark children’s curiosity and transport them into the fascinating world of coinmaking 


320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa 


The price of family tours | $30.00 for 2 adults and 2 childrens.

For the Adventurers

Set your teenagers a lofty challenge: take them to Altitude Gym for a climbing session.

Arbraska Laflèche has created a custom package for you. Treat yourself to a unique underground journey in the Laflèche Cave, the largest visited cave in the Canadian Shield. The cave has many surprises and discoveries in store for you, and with ice stalactites and stalagmites in winter, geology is accessible to everyone. Afterwards, warm up with a hot chocolate by the fire to prepare yourself mentally for a breathtaking trip on a zip line. A full afternoon, rosy cheeks, happy adventurers … and happy parents! 

Need a shot of adrenaline? You’ll find it at Top Karting. Jump into a racing car and tackle the Grand Prix on the indoor track.

Do your teenagers like video games and virtual reality? You’re in luck: at the VR82 Virtual Reality Arcade, you can compete with friends in specially designed virtual reality arenas or play 25 different games in individual booths. The time will fly by!

In the game rooms at Pärlé – Bistro ludique, you and your family can spend hours playing more than 500 different board games! While you’re there, ask one of the hosts to explain how to play your chosen games. Hours of fun await you! 


Craving a little something sweet after a busy day of family activities? Head to Chocolats Favoris! Your kids will definitely love that idea! And in Gatineau, we’re lucky because the chocolate-dipped ice cream cones are available even in winter. 

For a friendly spot near Gatineau Park, the Chelsea Pub will please the whole family with its bistro-style menu. Even the fussiest eater is sure to find something to their liking!


And what if you changed it up a little for this year’s spring break? The Centre touristique du Lac-Simon, in the heart of deer country, is a real paradise for families. Make yourself comfortable in a cozy, fully equipped cottage, and during the day, enjoy the many activities available on site. Try camping, glamping or winter chalets! A memorable experience for sure.


All these suggestions add up to more than 20 ideas, but that’s OK: better too many than too few!


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