What's on in the Outaouais March 6-12

Published on March 3 2020

Choose among activities that are nice and warm indoors, or all bundled up outdoors! A beautiful week of diverse activities awaits you.

Events and activities

WINTER BREWFEST

Things will be hopping (pardon the pun!) in the impressive Aberdeen Pavilion this weekend, as the 6th edition of the Ottawa Winter Brewfest welcomes beer lovers. Discover Ontario and Quebec’s rich brewing heritage! You can sample close to 100 microbrewery beers, spirits and ciders and enjoy a variety of gourmet dishes.

Where

Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park, 1000 Exhibition Way, Ottawa

When

March 6 & 7

Cost

Starting at $24

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INDIGENOUS HANDICRAFT WORKSHOP

Take home a lucky charm you’ve made with your own hands. The workshop will be led by Ms. Murielle “Thunder Turtle” Boucher-Lalonde (the coolest name in the world!), a Métis of Mi’kmaq descent. Reserve your spot, registration is limited!

Where

Symmes Inn Museum

When

March 7 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Cost

$10 per person (cash only)

Good to know

The workshop is open to everyone. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Reservations required.

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

For International Women’s Day, we’re suggesting two art tours. On March 7 at La Fab in Chelsea, the Groupe des 7 au féminin will open an exhibition of some 50 works on the theme of nature: human nature, the nature of the object, nature and its rediscovered essence; while in Saint-André-Avellin, the Centre d’action culturelle de la MRC de Papineau presents the 12th edition of FEMMeXPO. Under the theme “À nous la parole”, the exhibition features works by 30 women artists from across the Outaouais region and elsewhere.

DOGSLED RIDE

Enjoy an unusual adventure with Attelage de La Lièvre. After a dogsled ride, you can stay overnight at Borefüge … in a beautiful yurt! It accommodates 4 to 6 people, and your own canine companion is welcome.

Where

Lake Judge, Mulgrave-et-Derry, Quebec

When

One-hour dogsled ride from $100 per adult

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FOR THE ONTARIO SPRING BREAK

Now it’s our Ontario neighbours’ turn to enjoy spring break. Here are some ideas for your family!

Here’s a corner of the region that’s well worth the trip. At Montagnes Noires Park, you can slide down three long, beautiful tube slides, explore the forest trails on cross-country skis, a fat bike or snowshoes, try luge (one of the few places in the region you can do that), and contemplate the majestic view from the hilltop lookout. In the park’s chalet and shelters, enjoy your lunch and warm up by the fireplace!

This March break, try something new at Arbraska Laflèche! Discover the zip lines and the aerial park, and admire the ice stalagmites in the underground cave. Bring your snowshoes—the trails are in great shape!

Several local museums organize special March break activities, and the National Gallery is one of them. Attend an Artissimo workshop and create your own work of art: a family crest, a pastel sketch or grattage—there are different activities every day!

Every day at Parc Oméga, a series of activities are offered: horse-drawn carriage rides, snowshoe rally, wolf and arctic fox presentation, giant slide, face painting, visit of the trading post and taffy on the snow! Come and meet Baribal, the Park’s mascot

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