What’s on in the Outaouais, January 17–23
We’ve lined up a bunch of free activities for you this week. Art, sports, snowmobiling, parties … Here are our suggestions!
Events and activities
Bryson Winter Festival
On Friday night, Bryson kicks off its annual Winter Festival. The program includes dogsledding, ice dancing, pony rides, the opening of a new skating rink, and lots of fun for everyone!
660 Principale Street, Bryson
Friday, January 17 from 6 p.m. to midnight and Saturday, January 18 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Snowmobile trails open house event
For an entire weekend, the Fédération des clubs de motoneigistes du Québec invites you to discover the region’s snowmobile trail system free of charge. Explore over 33,000 km of pure winter fun! All you need is a free temporary trail permit, available on the FCMQ website.
January 17 & 18
Winter fun in Gatineau
The Aylmer Marina knows how to celebrate winter! Enjoy inflatable structures, horse-drawn sleigh rides, a children’s show, and the highlight: an ice fishing derby!
Aylmer Marina, 1 Principale Street, Gatineau (Aylmer sector)
Saturday, January 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Treat your ears to Kino-radio
“Do well with nothing, do better with little, but do it now.” That’s the motto of the Kino movement, which encourages people to create independent films with little or no budget in a very short time. Inspired by this concept, the Transistor Festival introduces Kino-radio! Five teams will produce a radio show on a theme assigned just 48 hours earlier. Hear the results during this lively and festive evening!
Centre de production DAÏMÔN, 80 Hanson Street, Gatineau
Sunday, January 19 at 7 p.m.
Skating on the Queen’s rink
It’s been around for nearly 150 years. Have you ever been? The refrigerated outdoor rink at Rideau Hall is open to the public on weekends.
1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 5 p.m.
Organized groups of 20 people or more may reserve the rink for 1.5 hours, Monday to Friday between 1 and 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.