What's on in the Outaouais February 15-21

Published on February 13 2019

Attention: it’s going to be an eventful week in the Outaouais! The Gatineau Loppet, Winterlude, Family Day in our national museums, shows at the Salle Odyssée … A two-day weekend just won’t be enough to pack it all in. Luckily, Monday is a holiday!

Activities and Events!

2019 Gatineau Loppet

This weekend, Gatineau Park turns into a giant playground during the 41st edition of the Gatineau Loppet international cross-country ski competition. Athletes of all abilities will challenge themselves as they tackle eight ski courses ranging from 2K to 51K, three snowshoe races, and three fat bike races. Don’t miss this popular community-building event.

Where

Indoor activities: Cégep de l’Outaouais – 333 De la Cité-des-Jeunes Blvd., Gatineau. | Race start and finish lines: 389 De la Cité-des-Jeunes Blvd., Gatineau.

When

Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17. The XC Ski Show is also open on Friday, Feb. 15 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Cost

On-site registration: $10–$158 depending on age, type of race and distance. Free for spectators.

Good to know

The XC Ski Show runs all weekend at the Cégep de l’Outaouais. Saturday and Sunday “après-ski” evenings will be at the Chelsea Pub.

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Family Day at our national museums

Have you run out of ideas for keeping your children busy over the long weekend? Besides Winterlude, the national museums have lined up a ton of special Family Day activities!

Where

Canadian Museum of History, Canada Science and Technology Museum, Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Canadian Museum of Nature.

Musical (W)Interlude Weekend

Percussion, unique instruments and world music will get you dancing this weekend as you celebrate Canada’s musical diversity!

Where

Canadian Museum of History – 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau.

When

Feb. 16, 17 & 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost

Included with museum admission.

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Science and demonstrations

Young visitors are invited to develop their creativity during a hands-on LEGO® activity, and learn all about fire and ice at two amazing demonstrations.

Where

Canada Science and Technology Museum– 1867 Saint-Laurent Blvd., Ottawa.

When

Monday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost

Included with museum admission.

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Family Day at the Farm

Special activities and workshops in the museum’s Demonstration Kitchen await you this Monday. Join us for an educational and tasty experience!

Where

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum – 901 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa.

When

Monday, Feb. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost

Included with museum admission.

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3D Movies

Learn about animal behaviour and animal secrets in two 3D movies: Amazon Adventure 3D and Backyard Wilderness 3D. The whole family will be captivated!

Where

Canadian Museum of Nature – 240 McLeod Street, Ottawa.

When

Monday, Feb. 18. Various showtimes depending on the film.

Cost

Movie admission (in addition to museum admission): $4. Museum members: $3. Free for children age 2 and under.

Learn more

Winterlude – 3rd weekend

Attention, everyone! You have only a few days left to take part in the region’s most colourful winter festival! Plan a family visit to the Snowflake Kingdom or a romantic stroll to admire the ice sculptures. Events this weekend include the Winterman Marathon, the Big Bang Festival at the National Arts Centre, and the Winter BrewFest at the Aberdeen Pavilion!

Where

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

When

Until Feb. 18. Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Cost

Free. Admission charge for some activities.

Good to know

Winterlude activities continue through Family Day, Monday, Feb. 18.

Learn more

Shows at the Salle Odyssée

Comedy, music, theatre, magic … the Salle Odyssée welcomes the very best in live entertainment, right here in Gatineau! Take your pick from a roster of such outstanding artists as Michel Louvain, Koriass, Lise Dion, Mesmer and Marc Dupré (and many more)!

Where

Maison de la culture de Gatineau – 855 De la Gappe Blvd., Gatineau.

Cost

Admission varies depending on the show.

Good to know

Early reservations are recommended—the best seats sell quickly!

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!

Now Playing!

16
February

Theatre

Le songe d'une nuit d'été

National Arts Centre

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18
February

Family

Big Bang Festival

National Arts Centre

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20
February

Music

Zukerman Plays Bruch

National Arts Centre

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21
February

Theatre

Lara Kramer - Windigo

National Arts Centre

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