What's on in the Outaouais February 1-7

Published on January 30 2019

What’s the best way to welcome February in the Outaouais? Join the festive crowd at Winterlude, discover local beers and special wines at the Winter Beerfest and Soif Wine Bar, make beautiful memories on a dogsled ride, and have fun trying out Hok skiing with the gang. Have a great week!

Activities and Events!

Winterlude 2019 – Opening weekend

The capital is abuzz with activities, and families are flocking to the Snowflake Kingdom … It’s official: the 41st Winterlude is underway! This year’s programming is more vibrant than ever, with three fun-packed weeks in Gatineau and Ottawa. Check the website for regular updates, and come out this weekend to celebrate winter as a family, as a couple or with friends!

Where

Snowflake Kingdom – Jacques-Cartier Park, 350 Laurier Street, Gatineau. There are several other Winterlude sites in downtown Gatineau and Ottawa.

When

Feb. 1–18, 2019. Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Cost

Free. Admission charge for some activities.

Good to know

The opening week celebrates Indigenous culture in Canada. Don’t miss Winterlude’s first-ever Pow Wow!

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2019 Winter Beerfest

Attention, everyone: If the Winter Beerfest isn’t part of your weekend plans, you should consider changing them! Why? So many reasons … Bonfire, live singer, maple taffy on snow, workshops, food, entertainment, and most important, more than 100 local beers to sample and nearly 35 brewers to meet!

Where

Canadian Museum of History – 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau.

When

Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Cost

Tickets range from $21.74 to $81.00.

Good to know

You can buy tickets at the door for $25. Free STO bus transport to and from the event on presentation of your Beerfest ticket.

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Workshop: Wines of South America

South America is a region rich in culture, history, and … wine! This month’s workshop invites you to discover a few South American vintages through tutored tastings complemented by appetizers. Could it be time to break away from your trusty Italian go-to wine?

Where

Soif Wine Bar – 88 Montcalm Street, Gatineau.

When

Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Cost

$75 per person.

Good to know

For ages 18+. Reservations required. Limited seating.

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Dogsledding with the Tanwen Pack

Seasoned guides, active listening and a true love of dogs are the watchwords of the Tanwen Pack, a popular local enterprise that offers a unique dogsledding experience. Prepare to fall in love with the pack and the landscape, and enjoy thrilling moments during an hour-long excursion, a half-day trip, or an adventure that includes an overnight stay.

Where

135 Du Chenail du Moine Road, Lac-des-Plages.

When

Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations required.

Cost

Various prices depending on the package chosen.

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Guided ski touring at Air-Eau-Bois

This winter, the Air-Eau-Bois outdoor adventure base invites you to try Hok skiing, a sport halfway between cross-country skiing and snowshoeing! All ski tours through the beautiful backcountry include: parking, equipment rental, guide, introductory lesson, ski tour and hot snacks. This is one all-inclusive package you really have to try!

Where

Air-Eau-Bois outdoor adventure base – 32 De la Base de Plein Air Road, Denholm.

When

Open daily. Reservations required.

Cost

Half day: Adult $40. | Full day: Adult $60. | Excursion + overnight: Adult $130.

Good to know

For ages 10+. 30% discount for youth ages 10–17. Overnight package includes supper and breakfast.

Learn more

Looking for even more things to do with family and friends? Have a look at our winter bucket list, and check our Facebook calendar regularly!

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