What's on in the Outaouais, december 14-20

Published on December 11 2018

This week, by way of thanking Mother Nature for her generosity, we’re putting outdoor activities at the top of our list. Dog sledding, skating through a forest, getting back to nature … And for indoor types, we have two must-do museum activities!

Activities and Events!

Family craft workshop

Looking for a fun activity where your kids can explore their creative side? The Canadian Children’s Museum invites you to a special drop-in workshop, Handmade Fun: Let’s Trim the Tree. Gather the family and make beautiful paper ornaments for your tree and all around the house. Unleash your imagination and amaze the gallery!

Where

Canadian Children’s Museum – 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau.

When

Friday, Dec. 14 to Sunday, Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost

Included with museum admission.

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Official opening of the Relais plein air

A true gateway to Gatineau Park and its many trails, the Relais plein air (RPA) is the ideal starting point for cross-country skiing, walking or snowshoeing excursions with family and friends. This season, enjoy the great outdoors minutes from downtown thanks to the RPA’s new schedule and welcome services, effective December 15!

Where

Relais plein air – 397 De la Cité-des-Jeunes Blvd., Gatineau.

When

Dec. 15 to April 15 – Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost

Free admission to the Relais plein air.

Good to know

On-site services and amenities: Sales of day passes, snowshoe rental, room rental, washrooms, parking.

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Skating Through the Forest season opening

The 2018–2019 season of Skate Through the Forest officially opened last weekend. If you’ve never tried this activity, I highly recommend it! With family or friends, throw your skates in the car and drive to Lac-des-Loups to skate a 3-km ice path winding through a beautiful forest. Fun and lasting memories guaranteed!

Where

9 Montée Beausoleil, Lac-des-Loups.

When

Daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost

Adult: $13 | Child (6–17): $9 | Family: $38 | Children 5 and under: Free.

Good to know

Skate rental: $10. Snowshoe trail pass: $7.

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Chiens Traineaux Petite-Nation

Dogs, an enchanting setting, and your best friends. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Yes indeed, Chiens Traineaux Petite-Nation invites you and your group to enjoy an unforgettable outdoor experience—namely, dog sledding. Go on a one-hour ride with your own dog team, or take the ultimate challenge by spending the whole day as a true “musher.” Be prepared for lots of fresh air, excitement and furry kisses!

Where

1171 Rang Sainte-Madeleine, Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix.

When

Open by reservation.

Cost

Adult $120–$195, child $55–$95 (depending on length of ride).

Good to know

Several options are available: 1, 2 or 3 hours, or an entire day (by reservation only).

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Special exhibition: The Great War in Colour

Immerse yourself in the daily lives of the brave soldiers who experienced life at the front and shaped the history of the First World War by visiting the special exhibition The Great War in Colour. More than 60 photographs from WWI have been colourized for the first time, documenting Canada’s participation in the conflict in an especially realistic and moving way.

Where

Canadian War Museum – 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa.

When

Dec. 10, 2018–Jan. 3, 2019, during museum opening hours.

Cost

Included with museum admission.

Good to know

The Canadian War Museum offers free admission to Canadian veterans and past and present Canadian military personnel, with appropriate identification or proof of service.

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Getaway to Village Majopial

The Village Majopial inn and restaurant complex is one of the best-kept secrets in the Vallée-de-la-Gatineau. Located in the beautiful setting of Thirty-One-Mile Lake, this little corner of paradise offers all the amenities for a relaxing getaway. Snowmobiling, snowshoeing, outdoor fun, fine cuisine: choose your package and book your stay today!

Where

Village Majopial – 353 Montée du Lac des Trente-et-Un-Milles, Bouchette.

Cost

Depending on accommodation and package.

Learn more

Looking for even more things to do with family and friends? Check our Facebook calendar regularly!

Now playing!

14
December

Music

Moonfruits

National Arts Centre

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15
December

Music

Mackenzie Rhythm Section

Blacksheep Inn

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15
December

Music

Le Vent du Nord & De Temps Antan

Centre communautaire Ripon

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16
December

Music

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas

National Arts Centre

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17
December

Music

Charlotte Cardin

Salle Odyssée

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18
December

Music

Sultans of String Christmas Caravan

National Arts Centre

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19
December

Comedy

Les mercredis de l'humour

Mardi Gras

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20
December

Music

Moonsound with RONIN

Mardi Gras

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