What's on in the Outaouais, January 11-17

Published on January 10 2019

The holidays are barely over and the Outaouais is back in force this week with original activities for all tastes and budgets! Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a connoisseur of coffee or spirits, an incurable romantic or a fan of escape games, this list is sure to have something just for you.

Activities and Events!

Café des Sentiers now open

News flash: the Relais Plein Air now has a coffee shop, to the delight of all users of Gatineau Park. Soups, sandwiches, coffee, snacks and treats are now available steps away from the cross-country ski, hiking, fatbike and snowshoe trails. A great place for you and your gang to relax and refuel after an active outing!

Where

Relais Plein Air – 397 De la Cité-des-Jeunes Blvd., Gatineau.

When

Open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday & Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost

Various prices.

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Animal Tracking on Snowshoes

This winter, Gatineau Park invites you to decode the secrets of the winter forest during a beautiful two-hour hike along the park’s trails. Guided by a nature interpreter, you’ll observe animal tracks and learn more about how the animals survive the cold. Calling all inquisitive types, outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers: this activity is for you!

Where

Gatineau Park Visitor Centre – 33 Scott Road, Chelsea.

When

Weekends, Jan. 12 to March 17. | Saturday: 10:30 a.m. in French, 1:30 p.m. in English. | Sunday: 10:30 a.m. in English, 1:30 p.m. in French.

Cost

Free.

Good to know

Space is limited; reservations are recommended. | Snowshoes provided free. Not offered Feb. 23 & 24 in the afternoon. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

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Workshop: Quebec Spirits

Quebec spirits are becoming increasingly popular, and this workshop led by the owner and manager of Soif Wine Bar will show you why! Over the course of the evening, you can taste six different spirits and learn more about their particular features and what makes Quebec a prime producer of unique and flavourful distilled beverages.

Where

Soif Wine Bar – 88 Montcalm Street, Gatineau.

When

Saturday, Jan. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Cost

$55 per person.

Good to know

For ages 18+. Reservations required. Limited seating.

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Snowshoeing and Spa Under the Stars

Attention! Tuesday may well become your favourite day, thanks to Nordik Spa-Nature’s new Snowshoeing and Spa package. A single ticket gets you a magical evening of outdoor physical activity (organized and guided) and relaxation in a beautiful natural setting. All you have to do is call your significant other and reserve your spot … Don’t delay!

Where

Snowshoeing: Gatineau Park Visitors Centre – 33 Scott Road, Chelsea. | Spa: Nordik Spa-Nature – 16 Nordik Road, Chelsea.

When

Tuesdays from Jan. 15 to March 5, from 6 to 11 p.m.

Cost

$80 per person.

Good to know

Ticket price includes snowshoe rental, snowshoe hike guided by a naturalist, thermal spa experience, and bathrobe rental.

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Escape the Museum!

You’ll need to keep your courage and your wits about you to succeed at the original escape challenge offered by the Canadian Museum of Nature! Choose between two scenarios and get ready to do some serious brainstorming among the museum’s mammals and dinosaurs.

Where

Canadian Museum of Nature – 240 McLeod Street, Ottawa.

When

Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays until Feb. 24. Admission times: 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. (Schedule varies by date.)

Cost

$30 per person.

Good to know

Maximum 12 persons per room.

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!

12
January

Music

Dubmatique + Sam Faye and D-Track

Minotaure

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14
January

Comedy

Les lundis juste pour rire

Salle Odysee

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16
January

Music

Pinnock’s Matthew Passion

National Arts Centre

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