What's on in the Outaouais March 1-7

Published on February 27 2019

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!

Where

Palais des congrès de Gatineau – 50 Maisonneuve Blvd.

When

Until March 3

Cost

Adult: $10. Child (12 and under): Free. Family (2 adults and 2 teens): $25

Learn more

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!

Where

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum – 901 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa

When

March 2–17

Cost

Free with museum admission

Good to know

Sample maple taffy on snow, Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to noon

Learn more

Saddle up!

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.

Where

Captiva Farms – 89 De la Montagne Road, Wakefield

Cost

Introductory lesson: $20. Trail ride: Adults – $45, ages 10 to 17 – $40. Pony ride (ages 3 to 7): $25.

Good to know

Trail rides must be reserved 24 hours in advance.

Captiva Farms

Where

U-Nick Stable – 636 Pink Road, Gatineau

Cost

$45 per person

Good to know

U-Nick Stable raises Canadian horses, recognized as part Quebec’s heritage.

U-Nick Stable

Quiz Night

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!

Where

Pärlé – Bistro ludique - 325 Gréber Blvd., Gatineau

When

March 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Cost

$6 per person

Learn more

Ice Drags

Family fun and ice drags on the 31 Miles Lake!

Where

Village Majopial - 295, montée du Lac 31 Milles, Bouchette (Québec)

When

March 2 at 11 a.m.

Cost

Free!

Good to know

if you want to participate in the race, its $20

Learn more

Go sliding!

Everybody loves snow tubing. Zooming down a snowy slope as a family is always a win!

Where

Ripon Black Mountains Park – 39 Montagne-Noire Road, Ripon

Cost

Park entrance fee: $10 per family. Tube rental: $10 per family.

Good to know

There are also snowshoe, fat bike and cross-country ski trails. Did you know you can rent an Austrian sledge?

Black Mountains Park

Where

Sommet Edelweiss

Cost

Ages 13 and up: $22. Ages 7 to 12: $19. Ages 6 and under: $10.20

Good to know

The region’s largest tube sliding park offers various family packages.

Sommet Edelweiss

Where

Domaine de L’Ange Gardien – 1031 Pierre-Laporte Road, L'Ange-Gardien

Cost

Ages 12 and up: $13.80. Ages 2 to 11: $11.50. Ages 2 and under: Free

Good to know

The sugar shack is open! Reservations required.

Domaine de L’Ange Gardien

Looking for more March break activities? You’ll find suggestions here (blog post in French only), and in this blog post about indoor activities.

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!

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