What's on in the Outaouais February 8-14
In this week leading up to Valentine’s Day, love is everywhere in the Outaouais! Whether you want to treat yourself, your friends or your sweetheart, this list of indoor and outdoor activities will give you some great ideas.
Activities and Events!
Fest’Hiver du Vieux-Hull
This weekend, the businesses in Vieux-Hull invite you to come have fun in a unique and festive setting at the very first Fest’Hiver du Vieux-Hull winter festival! Laval Street will be closed to vehicular traffic, and a giant LED wall will brighten things up as you enjoy live music by Qualité Motel, Brown, Nomadic Massive, DJ Set and the Alaclair Ensemble. A must-try winter and musical experience!
Vieux-Hull –Laval and Aubry Streets, Gatineau
Friday, Feb. 8 from 8 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 9 from 7 to 11 p.m.
2019 Canadian Ski Marathon
This weekend, the Outaouais hosts North America’s longest and oldest cross-country ski tour! It’s an inclusive event where there are no winners or losers, just athletes of all ages and abilities who are passionate about this incomparable gliding sport. From a distance of a few kilometres to the ultimate 160K challenge, everyone can find a category where they can excel and become part of the CSM story!
Laurentians and Outaouais – Kenauk Nature Reserve, Montebello, Mont-Tremblant, Lachute.
Friday, Feb. 8 to Sunday, Feb. 10.
Online registration is now closed. On-site registration: $60 to $335 depending on age and category.
2019 Outaouais Heritage Fair
This Saturday, immerse yourself in our region’s cultural, musical and artistic heritage at the 2019 Outaouais Heritage Fair. A great opportunity for young and old alike to enjoy traditional folk music and tales of yesteryear in an atmosphere conducive to exchanges and encounters
Les Galeries de Hull – 320 Saint-Joseph Blvd., Gatineau.
Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
While you’re at the Heritage Fair, be sure to visit the exhibition Portrait of a Neighbourhood: The Human Experience Behind McConnell-Laramée’s Expropriations.
Winterlude – 2nd weekend
For the second consecutive weekend, downtown Ottawa and Gatineau come alive with events and activities. Celebrate the magic of winter with family or friends! Snow sculptures, giant slides, scavenger hunts, guided culture walks, and the Winter Jazz Festival are just a few of the activities that will galvanize the capital during Winterlude. Check the schedule regularly—you don’t want to miss a thing!
Snowflake Kingdom – Jacques-Cartier Park, 350 Laurier Street, Gatineau. There are several other Winterlude sites in downtown Gatineau and Ottawa.
Until Feb. 18, 2019. Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Free. Admission charge for some activities.
The second weekend will celebrate LGBTQ2+ culture, history and pride with a variety of activities concentrated on Sparks Street.
Do you want to spoil your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? These three fine restaurants offer special Valentine’s Day menus to delight the most discerning palate. Relax to the music of classical and jazz guitarist Garry Elliott at the Manoir de la Forêt, enjoy refined dishes with food and wine pairing at L’Orée du Bois, or escape to the enchanting setting of Le Rituel for a sumptuous meal. There’s something for every taste and budget. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Manoir de la Forêt, L'Orée du Bois, Le Rituel
Le Manoir de la Forêt
32 River Road, Cantley.
Thursday, Feb. 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
$59 per person.
L’Orée du Bois
15 Kingsmere Road, Chelsea.
Thursday, Feb. 14, Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16. | First sitting: 5 p.m. Second sitting: 8:30 p.m.
$68.50 per person.
967 Dalton Montée, Gatineau.
Thursday, Feb. 14, Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16 from 5 p.m.
$39 per person.
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