What's on in the Outaouais March 1-7
March already! For many families, it’s a time to relax and enjoy spring break. Come play in the Outaouais—we have lots of activities for you!
Activities and Events!
Salon du livre de l’Outaouais
The Salon du livre de l’Outaouais literary trade fair runs until March 3. Here’s your chance to make some exciting literary discoveries!
Palais des congrès de Gatineau – 50 Maisonneuve Blvd.
Until March 3
Adult: $10. Child (12 and under): Free. Family (2 adults and 2 teens): $25
Barnyard Break at the Museum
Several museums organize special family programming during March Break, including the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, which offers a wide variety of activities. Bake with maple syrup, visit the rabbits, lambs and baby goats, enjoy story time … all in all, a day at the farm is a great day!
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum – 901 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa
Free with museum admission
Sample maple taffy on snow, Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to noon
The ultimate zen transportation experience is available even in winter! Ride along peaceful, snowy trails where time stands still. Two farms offer winter trail rides.
Captiva Farms – 89 De la Montagne Road, Wakefield
Introductory lesson: $20. Trail ride: Adults – $45, ages 10 to 17 – $40. Pony ride (ages 3 to 7): $25.
Trail rides must be reserved 24 hours in advance.
U-Nick Stable – 636 Pink Road, Gatineau
$45 per person
U-Nick Stable raises Canadian horses, recognized as part Quebec’s heritage.
You can win prizes for being a know-it-all. Every Sunday evening at Pärlé – Bistro Ludique, teams of 2 to 6 players face off in a battle for the top spot. Stay after the trivia quiz and try out one of the hundreds of board games they have in stock!
Pärlé – Bistro ludique - 325 Gréber Blvd., Gatineau
March 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.
$6 per person
Family fun and ice drags on the 31 Miles Lake!
Village Majopial - 295, montée du Lac 31 Milles, Bouchette (Québec)
March 2 at 11 a.m.
if you want to participate in the race, its $20
Everybody loves snow tubing. Zooming down a snowy slope as a family is always a win!
Ripon Black Mountains Park – 39 Montagne-Noire Road, Ripon
Park entrance fee: $10 per family. Tube rental: $10 per family.
There are also snowshoe, fat bike and cross-country ski trails. Did you know you can rent an Austrian sledge?
Ages 13 and up: $22. Ages 7 to 12: $19. Ages 6 and under: $10.20
The region’s largest tube sliding park offers various family packages.
Domaine de L’Ange Gardien – 1031 Pierre-Laporte Road, L'Ange-Gardien
Ages 12 and up: $13.80. Ages 2 to 11: $11.50. Ages 2 and under: Free
The sugar shack is open! Reservations required.