What's on in the Outaouais january 4-10
Are your New Year’s resolutions to play outside, have fun with your loved ones, and enjoy our beautiful region to the max? If so, this list of suggested activities is tailor-made for you. Have a great first week of 2019 in the Outaouais!
Activities and events!
2019 Outaouais NorAm Cup
This weekend, get out your signs and your cheering trumpets as the Outaouais hosts three events in the North American (NorAm) Cup alpine ski series: slalom, parallel slalom and giant slalom. Come cheer on some of the world’s best male athletes and admire the athletic prowess of these champions of the slopes. A world-class event, not to be missed! GO CANADA GO!
Two competition sites: Camp Fortune – 300 Dunlop Road, Chelsea. | Mont Sainte-Marie – 76 De la Montagne Road, Lac-Sainte-Marie.
Thursday, Jan. 3 to Sunday, Jan. 6. Event times vary.
Snowshoes Under the Stars
Discover a whole new side of Gatineau Park when you join one of the “Snowshoes Under the Stars” outings starting this Friday! Accompanied by a naturalist guide, discover the beauty of the forest in the winter moonlight, and get ready to for some memorable encounters! The hike covers about 3 km, and no previous snowshoeing experience is necessary.
Pssst: Book your spot today—space is limited!
Gatineau Park Visitors Centre – 33 Scott Road, Chelsea.
Every Friday from Jan. 4 to March 8, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Adult – Friends of Gatineau Park member $16, non-member $20 | Senior/student – member $13, non-member $16 | Child (age 8–12) – $7.
Reservations required. Family rate available by phone. Snowshoe rental available ($5, free for children).
What’s new at Parc Oméga
Parc Oméga is beautiful in any season, but there’s something a little magical about it in winter. Every Saturday starting in January, the wildlife park offers activities that let you observe and experience Canadian wildlife differently. Go on a snowshoe hike at dusk, attend a presentation on grey wolves led by a naturalist guide, or travel through the park in a horse-drawn sleigh.
Parc Oméga – 399 Route 323 North, Montebello.
Snowshoeing and sleigh rides every Saturday in winter. Wolf presentation daily from 1 to 3 p.m. The park is open year round.
Skiing at Mont Cascades
Looking for a mountain near the city to introduce your children (or yourself) to skiing or boarding? Look no further! The Mont Cascades Ski Resort is the ideal spot, offering reasonable and flexible prices, equipment rental, and beautiful snowy slopes for all abilities. Broad smiles and rosy cheeks guaranteed!
Mont Cascades Ski Resort – 448 Du Mont-des-Cascades Road, Cantley.
2019 season hours: Wednesday 4 to 9 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Full day: Adult $41, senior/student $32, youth (age 6–12) $24. | Night skiing (starts at 4 p.m.): Adult $33, senior/student $28, youth $21. | Child (5 and under): $6 (anytime).
Buy your tickets on line and save! Ski, snowboard and snowshoe equipment rental available.
Adventure in Ripon’s Montagnes Noires Park
Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, Nordic walking, tube sliding and fatbiking are all great activities, but especially so at Ripon’s Montagnes-Noires Park. This 800-acre forested area is like a gigantic playground for outdoor lovers. The more adventurous can climb to the summit of Mont Grand-Pic to enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire Petite-Nation region from the hillside lookout. A grand day out!
39 De la Montagne-Noire Road, Ripon.
Open daily from dawn to dusk.