4 activities to help you get the most out of winter

Published on February 26 2020 - Sponsored

Snow is still falling on the region, a sure sign that winter isn’t over yet! And what do we do in the Outaouais on a beautiful winter day? We go outside and play, of course! This week, we’re off to Chelsea and the surrounding area to discover some seasonal highlights.

Skating Through the Forest in the heart of Lac-des-Loups,

Skating in a forest

9 Montée Beausoleil, Lac-des-Loups

No two ways about it, Skating Through the Forest in the heart of Lac-des-Loups is a top pick for all those who try it!

Not only will you have the pleasure of skating on a 3-km ice trail in the heart of the forest, but the quality of the ice is always very good (can you say, “Thank you, Zamboni”?).

So I don’t need to tell you that the ice conditions make it the perfect place to teach kids (and grownups) to skate. 😉

For lovers, the enchanting landscape will charm your significant other during a leisurely skate, mittened hand in hand, along the icy path.

Want to make the fun last? Bring your snowshoes and go for a hike on the snowy trails.

P.S. You don’t have skates, or it’s been a while since you dug them out of the closet? Skate rentals and skate sharpening are offered on-site. Convenient, isn’t it?


Camp Fortune is celebrating its 100th birthday this year.

Skiing from morning till night

300 Dunlop Road, Chelsea

Camp Fortune is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. It may be a centenarian, but the place has lost none of its youthful charm!

Camp Fortune is 100 years of history, 3 peaks, 25 ski and snowboard trails, 20 modules and jumps, 12 night-lit trails and 7 lifts.

Above all, it’s a place where skiers and snowboarders of all levels are welcome to practice their winter sport, whether it’s in the morning sunshine or by artificial light after dark.

You’re not a skier, but you want to hang with your gang? Camp Fortune also offers snowshoe and even fat bike trails. So there’s guaranteed fun for everyone! 🙆


Gatineau Park, a must-see attractions.

Discover over 200 km of cross-country ski trails

33 Scott Road, Chelsea

Gatineau Park is definitely one of the region’s must-see attractions. Whether it’s for outdoor activities, magnificent views, or the balance between users and nature, this conservation park is the ideal place to cross-country ski this winter!

There are more than 50 trails groomed daily that you can enjoy exploring on cross-country skis, snowshoes or a fat bike. Don’t have your own equipment? No problem: you can rent some at the Relais plein air!

And to get the most out of your visit, you can now buy your day pass directly on the park’s website. 😄


A stop at the Chelsea Pub is a must!

Kick back with a cold one

238 Old Chelsea Road, Chelsea

Weekends and weekdays alike, after an outdoor activity, a stop at the Chelsea Pub is a must!

The gastropub-style cuisine, the great selection of craft beers, the blankets you can snuggle up in, and the warm atmosphere make it the perfect place to spend an enjoyable après-ski evening.

And that’s not to mention all the live shows and events held there. Who knew yoga, music and beer went so well together?

Psst! If you’re looking for a room for a private party, I suggest you contact the pub. The second-floor space is just gorgeous! 😍


Are you more of a cocooning type in winter, or would you like to round out your stay in Chelsea in “relaxation mode”? I have just what you need!

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