What's on in the Outaouais, 23-29 November

Published on November 20 2018

This week in the Outaouais, there are two options: dodge the plummeting outdoor temperatures by hiding indoors, or get out there and enjoy one of the many fine activities suggested in this blog post. I’m up for Option Two! What about you?

Activities and events!

The start of the cross-country ski season

There’s an upside to this year’s early snowfall: it marks an early start to the cross-country ski season! Trail grooming started last week, and they’re forecasting a very good season. Be one of the first to enjoy the magic of Gatineau Park in winter by getting out on your skis this weekend!

Where

Gatineau Park, mainly from parking lots P5, P6, P8, P9 and P10.

When

November 15 to March 31 inclusive (closing date subject to change).

Cost

Trail fees: Adults: $20 | Seniors, youth (age 13–17) and students: $15 | Children 12 and under: free.

Good to know

Are you a regular visitor to Gatineau Park? Purchase a season pass on line or at the Visitor Centre. Prices range from $110 to $200.

Learn more

Christmas market and performance at Place de la Cité

This weekend, delight your little ones by taking them to see Anne-Lune et le lutin Balthazar, a funny and engaging live show (performed in French) that’s sure to appeal to their young imaginations. While you’re there, be sure to visit the Christmas craft market, enjoy some hot chocolate, and let the face painting artists transform your children into Santa’s elves!

Where

Place de la Cité – De la Cité Blvd., Gatineau.

When

Saturday, Nov. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Cost

Free.

Good to know

The show starts at 2 p.m.

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Workshop: Buying wines to lay down

Calling all oenophiles: this workshop is for you! Internationally renowned sommelière Véronique Rivest, owner of Soif Wine Bar, invites you to attend a workshop (in French) about wines that benefit from aging. You’ll learn which wines age well, where to find them, and tips about building up a good home wine cellar. As well, there will be tastings of 5 different wines accompanied by appetizers.

Where

Soif Wine Bar – 88 Montcalm Street, Gatineau.

When

Saturday, Nov. 24 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Cost

$75 + tax.

Good to know

If you’d like to stay for dinner, please make a reservation.

Learn more

Yoga + beer

This week, Lululemon Gatineau and the Chelsea Pub are joining forces to present an unusual and absolutely brilliant event: a one-hour yoga class led by Alec Balfour, followed by a beer and appetizer tasting. Pure bliss on so many levels!

Where

Chelsea Pub – 238 Old Chelsea Road, Chelsea.

When

Monday, Nov. 26 from 6 to 8 :30 p.m.

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Christmas tree lighting ceremony

If there’s one thing guaranteed to spark the holiday spirit and warm our hearts, it’s the lighting of a giant Christmas tree. Enjoy a multisensory experience that will take you back to your childhood, as a choir sings beautiful carols and the aroma of hot chocolate and BeaverTail pastries fills the air. A timeless event to share with your loved ones!

Where

Canadian Museum of History – 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau.

When

Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Cost

Free.

Good to know

The Museum’s Christmas Market in the Grand Hall opens the same day.

Learn more

REMINDER – Christmas markets!

Has this week’s early snowfall put you in a holiday mood? Good news: throughout the Outaouais, you can start your shopping and discover local crafts and products at the most beautiful Christmas markets in the region!

Where

RCMs around the Outaouais.

When

Mainly on weekends, until Sunday, Dec. 16.

Learn more

Are you looking for even more things to do in November, and don’t want to miss out on what’s happening in the Outaouais? Consult our handy list of suggested outings, and check our Facebook calendar regularly!

Now playing!

23
November

Music

A Leverage for Mountains

Chelsea Pub

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23
November

Music

The Once

National Arts Center

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23
November

Other

Soirée folklorique

Saint-René Goupil Church

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24
November

Music

Manu Militari

Le Troquet

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24
November

Music

Pomme and Sara-Danielle

Le Petit Chicago

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24
November

Music

Alaclair Ensemble + Smokey Joe & The Kid

Minotaure

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24
November

Music

Patrick Bernard - Music & Therapy

Centre de vie - Ripon

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24
November

Music

The Grand Illusion – Styx Experience

Théâtre du Casino

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26
November

Music

Platinum Blonde

Théâtre du Casino

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27
November

Music

Good Lovelies Christmas Concert

National Arts Centre

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28
November

Other

Alberta Ballet - The Nutcracker

National Arts Centre

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28
November

Comedy

Les mercredis le l'humour

Mardi Gras

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