What's on in the Outaouais February 21-27
Indoors or out, there are plenty of heart-warming activities and events this week in the Outaouais! Here are our suggestions.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
FIRE ON ICE
Fire on Ice is back for the second consecutive year! Spend a magical evening by the Ottawa River. The event includes campfires, heated areas, an energetic DJ entertaining, a marshmallow bar, refreshments, and, last but not least, a dazzling fireworks show. Dress warmly and embrace our northern heritage!
Aylmer Marina, 1 Principale Street, Gatineau
Adults $20, children 12 and under free.
A continuous shuttle service will be available starting at 4 p.m. the day of the event. The shuttle will run between the Rapibus traffic circle behind the Galeries d’Aylmer and the corner of Front and Carhartt Streets.
If you haven’t yet seen the exhibition Àbadakone at the National Gallery, there’s still time! View this display of thought-provoking and moving artworks by Indigenous artists, and attend a public performance, Knowledge Transference III, by artist Jeneen Frei Njootli.
National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
The exhibition runs until April 5. The performance will take place February 2 at 2 p.m.
Adults $16, children 11 and under free.
SALON DU LIVRE DE L’OUTAOUAIS
The highlight of the literary year has arrived in the Outaouais! The Salon du livre de l’Outaouais is a feast of workshops and events for all ages, opportunities to meet your favourite authors, and recommendations of good reads for all tastes!
Palais des congrès, 50 Maisonneuve Blvd., Gatineau
February 27 to March 1
Adults $10, children under 12 free. Four-day pass (wristband) $15.
OUTDOORS IN THE PONTIAC
In the Pontiac, Le Patro community organization invites you to get outside and get moving! Every day from Monday to Thursday, there’s a new after-school activity for kids. You can also explore 10 km of cross-country ski and snowshoe trails; they’re always open. Come skate on the canal in Fort-Coulonge: 3 km of sheer enjoyment!
Patro de Fort-Coulonge, 209 De la Passe Road, Mansfield
You can rent snowshoes and skis on site at reasonable rates.
Get off the beaten path in the Vallée-de-la-Gatineau! There’s a vast network of trails to discover thanks to the Pôle d’excellence en récréotourisme en Outaouais, which develops and maintains them. Insider tip: there’s a new cross-country ski trail around Lac des Cèdres, and the Lac Boutin trail is ideal for families!
For directions to Lac Boutin, you can enter Chemin Lapointe Messines in Google Maps.