What's on in the Outaouais, 9-15 November

Published on November 8 2018

Warning: The activities suggested in this blog post could make you want to rush outdoors, party like crazy, or take off to explore the Outaouais. Reader discretion is advised.

Activities and events!

Christmas market season is officially open!

Now that the fall colours and Halloween are behind us, it’s time to get ready for the wonderful time of year when children’s eyes sparkle and trees light up. What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by visiting a Christmas market? Starting this coming weekend, the Outaouais offers dozens of opportunities to do your holiday shopping and discover local products.

Where

RCMs across the Outaouais.

When

Weekends from November 10–11 to December 15–16.

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2018 Ottawa Pet Expo

Animal lovers, this event is for you! This weekend, visit the largest exhibition centre in Eastern Ontario to learn all about your favourite breeds, talk to breeders, buy unique toys for your pets, and more. The event program includes entertainment, product displays and demonstrations.

Where

EY Centre – 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa.

When

Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost

General admission $15. | Children 12 and under free.

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Launches in Vieux-Hull

Le Troquet will host two launches this week: writer Mylène Viens will introduce her new novel, Pourquoi pas?, and the Gatineau-based company Child’s Clothing will unveil three new items from its 2018 winter clothing collection. While you’re in Vieux-Hull, why not make an evening of it at one of these bars?

Where

Le Troquet – 41 Laval Street, Gatineau.

When

Mylène Viens book launch: Thursday, Nov. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. | Child’s Play Clothing Company: Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9:30 p.m. to midnight.

Cost

Free.

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Clip ‘N Climb

Looking for an original and fun family activity? The Clip ‘N Climb experience at Altitude Gym in Gatineau is the perfect place. Register for a 75-minute session where you and your kids can test your limits and share thrilling moments in complete safety. Are you up for the challenge?

Where

Altitude Gym – 35 Saint-Raymond Blvd., Gatineau.

When

Monday to Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sessions start every hour on the hour.

Cost

$14.95 per person.

Good to know

Reservations required at all times.

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Getaway in the Pontiac!

No plans for the weekend? Looking for something new to try? I have the perfect solution for you: a unique getaway in the Pontiac!

Start the day with an invigorating physical challenge: hiking the famous Luskville Falls Trail! Continue westward to enjoy a relaxing lunch stop at Café 349. In the afternoon, visit Timberland Tours for an unforgettable ride through the forest on a wagon pulled by a team of sled dogs, then reward yourself at the end of the day with a good beer and a meal at the Ancienne Banque microbrewery and pub. Good times guaranteed!

Luskville Falls Trail hike

Where

Starting point: De L’Hôtel de Ville Road, Luskville.

Good to know

4,5 km trail. Level: Difficult.

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Meal break at Café 349

Where

349 Main Street, Shawville.

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Wagon ride at Timberland Tours

Where

36 Ragged Chute Road, Bristol.

Good to know

Open year round. Overnight accommodation available.

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Evening at L’Ancienne Banque microbrewery

Where

76 Saint-Jacques Street, Chapeau.

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Now Playing!

09
November

Music

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra

Coopérative place du marché de Ripon

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09
November

Music

Philippe Brach

National Arts Centre

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09
November

Comedy

Martin Perizzolo

Salle Desjardins - Carrefour culturel ESTacade

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10
November

Music

Pascale Picard

Gainsbourg

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11
November

Other

The Great Explorers - Mexico

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14
November

Music

Hein Cooper

Minotaure

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14
November

Comedy

Les mercredis de l'humour

Mardi Gras

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15
November

Music

DJ CheeseBacon and Dieu Roy

Minotaure

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