Ideas for activities for a successful November.
It’s the time of year when the leaves have fallen, the days are getting shorter, and pretty fall sweaters are giving way to warm winter coats. To help you shine through the November gloom, here are some suggestions for mood-boosting activities!
Attend a gourmet workshop
They say the way to the heart is through the stomach! Here are three workshops and tastings guaranteed to delight the foodies among us.
Bubbles! Bubbles! Bubbles!
Soif Wine Bar – 88 Montcalm Street, Gatineau.
Tuesday, November 13 and Saturday, November 24.
Are you a fan of bubbly? Learn the different styles and methods of producing sparkling wine at this popular workshop offered by world-renowned sommelière Véronique Rivest.
L’Artisan du Dessert – 867 St-René Blvd. W., Gatineau.
An ideal activity for those with a sweet tooth! Gather your friends and sign up for one of L’Artisan du Dessert’s many chocolate making and tasting workshops.
Cha Yi Tea House
165 Eddy Street, Gatineau.
Switch it up on a Saturday morning and reserve a spot for a workshop or tea tasting at the Cha Yi Tea House. By the way, they also serve scrumptious scones!
Stay in the Zen zone with one-of-a-kind yoga classes
Leave your worries behind and join one of these yoga classes. Whether you want to relax in a charming setting or enjoy a unique yoga experience, here are two suggestions for you.
149 King George Street, Ottawa.
Sundays, November 4, 11 & 18. | Reserve your spot now—tickets are selling fast.
This has to be the most adorable activity going! Take a yoga class … surrounded by the cutest puppies in the world. You’ll finish the class in a state of smiling bliss!
La Grange Country Inn – 37 Rockhurst Road, La Pêche.
Participate in a yoga class at La Grange and enjoy spectacular views of the Gatineau Hills. After your class, explore the hiking trails in Gatineau Park or go for a stroll in the village of Wakefield.
A classic escape: a day at the spa
Before the start of the holiday rush, book a relaxing day at one of these three superb places specializing in R&R!
16 Nordik Road, Chelsea.
Just 10 minutes from Ottawa–Gatineau. | For a truly memorable experience, try the Banyä treatment featuring vodka and flogging!
Spa Eau Vive at the Wakefield Mill
60 Mill Road, La Pêche.
Just 25 minutes from Ottawa–Gatineau. | The spa also offers a variety of treatments for men.
Spa Fairmont Le Château Montebello
391 Notre-Dame Street, Montebello.
Located in the world’s largest log castle. | Share a cozy and unforgettable mother–daughter moment with the spa’s “mother and daughter” package.
Discover a few favourites Jeff Frenette had the chance to do while in the Outaouais region.
(Re)discover our beautiful national museums
On dreary fall days, a cultural excursion is always good for the soul. Here are three museums (and one featured exhibition) where you can forget the November rain and fog for a few minutes or a few hours!
Canadian Museum of Nature
240 McLeod Street, Ottawa.
Butterflies in Flight: Enter a tropical paradise where hundreds of brilliantly coloured live butterflies flutter around you.
Canadian Museum of History
100 Laurier Street, Gatineau.
Medieval Europe – Power and Splendour: Step into a world of legends where medieval tales of knights and chivalry still thrill us today.
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa.
Oscar G. Rejlander: Artist Photographer: Explore early art photography through the work of the man who invented the genre.
What are your favourite activities for a successful November? Let us know in a comment!