What's on the Outaouais April 19-25
Chocolate is in the air. Easter is in the air. Spring is in the air. Reunions and parties are gearing up. Are you as excited as we are?
ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
Digital radio festival
Discover the flourishing and diverse world of digital radio. For the third consecutive year, you’re invited to attend the recording of several podcasts, including Fred Savard’s 3 bières and Rebecca Makonnen’s On dira ce qu’on voudra. Listen to podcasts created by lively women (including an Ode to the Outaouais!), political debates, and conversations with hockey geeks. In short, great content that will open your ears and your mind.
Transistor Festival – 39 Leduc Street, Gatineau
April 18 to 20
Meet local agrifood producers
In the barn at Peabody Farm, meet 30 local producers and breeders: pork, lamb, beef, duck, etc. Outside, you can watch blacksmithing demonstrations, and pet the donkeys, lambs and rabbits as the chickens walk around freely.
Peabody Farm – 26 Sullivan Road, Venosta
April 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
Easter egg hunt
Easter just wouldn’t be Easter without an egg hunt. This year, there’s a good one at Coulonge Falls Park in the Pontiac. First, it’s the best time to view the majestic falls in all their glory; second, you can enjoy a BBQ and participate in several outdoor activities; and third, CHOCOLATE.
Coulonge Falls Park – 100 Promenade du Parc des Chutes, Mansfield-et-Pontefract
April 20 from 12 noon to 3 p.m.
Regular park admission fees
Traditional Easter brunch
Lent is over! 😊 Across the region, families are getting together for a traditional Easter brunch. Two charming, rustic (and noble!) brunch spots caught our attention: the Fairmont Le Château Montebello and the Manoir de la Forêt in Cantley. At the world’s largest log castle, indulge in a gourmet spread featuring regional specialties; at the Manoir, children can participate in several activities after the meal, including hunting for Easter eggs in the forest.
: Fairmont LChâteau Montebello – 392 Notre Dame, Montebello | Manoir de la Forêt – 32 River Road, Cantley
April 21 starting at 10 a.m.
At the Fairmont: $64 per person; half price for children ages 6–12, free for children under 6. | At the Manoir de la Forêt: Adults: $39 + tax. 12 and under: $15 + tax. 5 and under: Free
Here’s a great way to wake up your senses: Head to the Sparks Street pedestrian mall and inhale deeply. Can you smell the irresistible aroma of poutine? Can you hear the cheese curds going “squeak, squeak”? Can you see the smiles on the faces of the foodies? You are now in heaven.
Sparks Street, Ottawa
April 25–28. Thursday–Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Chocolate shop tour
You have a sweet tooth, but it’s a discriminating one: nothing but the finest for you. We get it. Anne-Marie has scoured the region in search of the very best chocolates. Do you know how lucky we are to have so many outstanding local chocolatiers?
Extra: La Grande Braderie
You still have time to find that unique addition to your spring wardrobe! La Grande Braderie de Mode Québécoise fashion design showcase and sale continues until April 20!
Hilton Lac-Leamy – 3 Du Casino Blvd., Gatineau
Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Looking for even more things to do with family and friends? Check our Facebook calendar regularly!