What's on in the Outaouais january 4-10

Published on January 1 2018

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!

Where

Two competition sites: Camp Fortune – 300 Dunlop Road, Chelsea. | Mont Sainte-Marie – 76 De la Montagne Road, Lac-Sainte-Marie.

When

Thursday, Jan. 3 to Sunday, Jan. 6. Event times vary.

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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!

Where

Gatineau Park Visitors Centre – 33 Scott Road, Chelsea.

When

Every Friday from Jan. 4 to March 8, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Cost

Adult – Friends of Gatineau Park member $16, non-member $20 | Senior/student – member $13, non-member $16 | Child (age 8–12) – $7.

Good to know

Reservations required. Family rate available by phone. Snowshoe rental available ($5, free for children).

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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.

Where

Parc Oméga – 399 Route 323 North, Montebello.

When

Snowshoeing and sleigh rides every Saturday in winter. Wolf presentation daily from 1 to 3 p.m. The park is open year round.

Cost

Variable prices.

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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!

Where

Mont Cascades Ski Resort – 448 Du Mont-des-Cascades Road, Cantley.

When

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.

Cost

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).

Good to know

Buy your tickets on line and save! Ski, snowboard and snowshoe equipment rental available.

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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!

Where

39 De la Montagne-Noire Road, Ripon.

When

Open daily from dawn to dusk.

Cost

Free.

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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!

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