What's on in the Outaouais, January 25-31
Get ready for a colourful week in the Outaouais, with free winter activities, a fireworks display, a cider workshop and a unique cultural stage play. You have only decision to make: snowsuit or evening dress?
Activities and Events!
Les Fééries du chevreuil 2019
Not sure what to do this weekend? Duhamel has the answer! From Friday to Sunday, winter activities and the fun of being together will have the whole village in a festive mood. From screenings of short films to an afternoon of ice fishing, from a ride in an old-fashioned sleigh to a free hot dog supper, there’s lots to do in Duhamel!
Jan. 25: Duhamel Church – 1900 Principale Street, Duhamel. | Jan. 26: Lac de la Ferme – Du Tour du Lac Road, Duhamel. | Jan. 27: Community centre – 1890 Principale Street, Duhamel.
Friday, Jan. 25 to Sunday, Jan. 27. Schedule varies depending on the activity.
Free. Admission charge for some activities.
You need a valid fishing permit to participate in the ice fishing activity. Children ages 9 to 12 (Quebec residents only) can take a fishing lesson and receive a fishing certificate (valid to age 18).
Sépaq Winter Day
This Saturday, admission to Quebec’s national parks is FREE! It’s a great time to discover or rediscover the Centre touristique du Lac-Simon resort, and get outdoors and enjoy winter. Whether you enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or just playing in the snow, you’re cordially invited to come and have some winter fun!
Centre touristique du Lac-Simon – 1216 Principale Street, Duhamel.
Saturday, Jan. 26 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Besides free admission all day, visitors will be given a day pass for a subsequent visit to the site. Quantities are limited.
Les Feux sur glace
Tired of the winter gloom? Here’s an activity that will brighten your mood! This weekend, get together in Aylmer with family or friends and enjoy an unforgettable winter experience. Outdoor bars, roasted marshmallows, a bonfire, a giant igloo, and lots more, topped off with a dazzling fireworks show. Thanks KUMA Fireworks!
Aylmer Marina – 1 Principale Street, Aylmer.
Saturday, Jan. 26 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
“Glittering” package: $13.50 | “Glowing” package (ages 18+): $85 | Children 12 and under are admitted free, but must have a ticket.
Attention, cider lovers: I’ve found the perfect event for you—an entire evening devoted entirely to your favourite beverage. Experts will be on hand to explain the botany of apples, and the different types of ciders and the processes in making them. Cider samples and light snacks will be served.
Canadian Museum of Nature – 240 McLeod Street, Ottawa.
Thursday, Jan. 31 from 7 to 9 p.m.
$45 per person. For ages 19+.
Nature Tastes will return on February 28, focusing on Scotch whisky. Book now—tickets are going fast!
Once: Africville Stories
To kick off Black History Month, the Canadian Museum of History welcomes Nova Scotia’s Voices Black Theatre Ensemble and its award-winning play Once: Africville Stories. In the 1960s, in the name of urban renewal, the City of Halifax razed the community of Africville, scattering its residents. The play takes audiences on a journey through true stories of individuals and community events.
Canadian Museum of History – 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau.
Thursday, Jan. 31 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m.
$20 | $15 for members and students
In English with French surtitles. The Friday, Feb. 1 performance includes a post-show reception with the cast. Cash bar and complimentary Nova Scotia-inspired hors d’oeuvre.
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