What's on in the Outaouais, January 18-24

Published on January 16 2019

There’s never any shortage of things to do in the Outaouais. This week, we invite you to try something different by attending a Japanese anime festival, participating in winter activities, or attending a History Night at a museum!

Activities and Events!

2019 G-Anime Festival

The world of Japanese animation, video games and manga comes to Gatineau for a weekend you won’t want to miss! The festival program includes exclusive screenings, panels, appearances by special guests, virtual game challenges, live shows and Japanese music.

Where

Palais des Congrès de Gatineau – 50 Maisonneuve Blvd., Gatineau.

When

Friday, Jan. 18 to Sunday, Jan. 20. Friday: 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. | Saturday: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. | Sunday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost

Weekend pass: $50 | Saturday (includes dance): $40 | Friday & Sunday: $35 | Children age 7–12: $5, free for ages 6 and under.

Good to know

Bring in your old manga and save on the price of admission.

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Winter Fun Days

This weekend, the municipality of Chelsea will be transformed into a winter carnival with all kinds of activities to get you moving! Bundle up the kids and come enjoy a day of outdoor winter fun, including an outdoor skating rink, a hockey game, family Olympics, a spaghetti dinner and live entertainment!

Where

Various locations in Chelsea and Farm Point, depending on the activity.

When

Saturday, Jan. 19 from 12 noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost

Free.

Good to know

Registration is required for the Winter Olympic Games for families, Jan. 19 at Farm Point Park.

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Kenauk Nature X-C Ski Classic

Notice to skiers training for the Canadian Ski Marathon and outdoor enthusiasts looking for a challenge: the Kenauk Nature Classic is here at last! Wax up your skis and head out on the mythic trails at Montebello for 22K, 42K or 66K of outdoor fun (and, OK, maybe a little pain for gain)! Family, friends and colleagues are invited to come and cheer on the intrepid participants. 😊

Where

Start and finish line: St-Michel de Montebello School – 200 Bonsecours Street, Montebello.

When

Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Bib pickup: Friday, Jan. 18 from 4 to 9 p.m.

Cost

From $40 to $70 depending on distance. Free for spectators.

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Snowshoe & Full Moon at Biscotti

What would you say to an evening of snowshoeing under the stars, then a glass of wine and a tartiflette (Savoyard potato and onion pie) to share in the heart of Chelsea village? Sign up for this fun activity that’s great for your body, your soul and your stomach!

Where

Guided snowshoe tour departs from the Gatineau Park Visitors Centre – 33 Scott Road, Chelsea. Supper at Biscotti & Cie – 6 Scott Road, Chelsea.

When

Monday, Jan. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Cost

$37.50 per person.

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History Night with a Visionary Photographer

Discover Canada through the eyes of the legendary William Notman at the exhibition Notman, Visionary Photographer at the Canadian Museum of History. This week’s History Night invites you to mingle with curators, experts and other museum enthusiasts, explore the exhibition, and step into a Notman-inspired portrait studio to try your hand at some of his techniques.

Where

Canadian Museum of History – 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau.

When

Thursday, Jan. 24 from 5 to 8 p.m.

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!

Now playing!

18
January

Music

Joe Dassin by Clément Courtois

Biscotti & Cie

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18
January

Music

Rant Maggie Rant

National Arts Centre

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19
January

Music

Mononc' Serge in Gatineau

Gainsbourg

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19
January

Music

Patrick Watson with the NAC Orchestra

National Arts Centre

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20
January

Family

The Great Rhythmobile Adventure

National Arts Centre

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