What's on in the Outaouais February 8-14

Published on February 6 2019

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!

Where

Vieux-Hull –Laval and Aubry Streets, Gatineau

When

Friday, Feb. 8 from 8 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 9 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Cost

Free.

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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!

Where

Laurentians and Outaouais – Kenauk Nature Reserve, Montebello, Mont-Tremblant, Lachute.

When

Friday, Feb. 8 to Sunday, Feb. 10.

Cost

Online registration is now closed. On-site registration: $60 to $335 depending on age and category.

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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

Where

Les Galeries de Hull – 320 Saint-Joseph Blvd., Gatineau.

When

Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost

Free.

Good to know

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.

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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!

Where

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

When

Until Feb. 18, 2019. Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Cost

Free. Admission charge for some activities.

Good to know

The second weekend will celebrate LGBTQ2+ culture, history and pride with a variety of activities concentrated on Sparks Street.

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Romantic dinners

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!

Where

Manoir de la Forêt, L'Orée du Bois, Le Rituel

Le Manoir de la Forêt

Where

32 River Road, Cantley.

When

Thursday, Feb. 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Cost

$59 per person.

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L’Orée du Bois

Where

15 Kingsmere Road, Chelsea.

When

Thursday, Feb. 14, Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16. | First sitting: 5 p.m. Second sitting: 8:30 p.m.

Cost

$68.50 per person.

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Le Rituel

Where

967 Dalton Montée, Gatineau.

When

Thursday, Feb. 14, Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16 from 5 p.m.

Cost

$39 per person.

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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

Now playing!

08
February

Music

Bronfman’s Beethoven

National Arts Centre

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11
February

Music

Concert Parlez-moi d'amour

Saint-François-de-Sales Church

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13
February

Music

Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2

National Arts Centre

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14
February

Music

The Gift of Jazz

National Gallery of Canada

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