What's in the Outaouais September 27 - October 3
This week, you’re invited to meet a range of fascinating people: artisans, creators, outdoor enthusiasts … You’ll be inspired!
Events and activities
Throughout the region (and across Quebec), this weekend is all about culture. Workshops, exhibitions, performances—enjoy three full days of free activities celebrating our cultural treasures. Among them: In Luskville, there’s a “green silk” workshop. Bring your old or outdated silk clothes and learn how to give them a new lease on life. In Blue Sea, view La rencontre des nations, an exhibition of paintings by John Tenasco, an Algonquin artist from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg reserve. In Lac-Sainte-Marie, there’s the intriguing Rencontre des Tricheurs (“meeting of cheaters”), a round-robin competition inspired by the popular TVA quiz show “Les Tricheurs”. In Gatineau, at the Canadian Museum of History’s Preserving Cultural Memories event, you can delve into the Museum’s archives to learn more about Indigenous culture. And in Saint-André-Avellin, at a textile workshop organized by the Twist Fibre Festival team, you can try various techniques, including découpage, sewing, weaving, crochet and felting!
Outaouais crafters who sell their creations on Etsy are getting together to present their annual real live craft show, Etsy Fait au Québec. Meanwhile, across the river in Ottawa, you can get to know the creators behind the sixth annual Etsy Made in Canada show. Come and meet these talented crafters!
Le Vignoble de Chelsea, 1582 Route 105, Chelsea
September 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
BACH & BEER
The Ottawa Bach Choir invites you to a unique and enjoyable concert: Bach & Beer. Listen to music by Johann Sebastian Bach and his Baroque contemporaries as you sample local beer brewed by Orleans Brewing Company and delectable snacks catered by Par Toutatis. Sounds like a perfect evening!
St. Bartholomew’s Church, 125 MacKay Street, Ottawa
Saturday, September 28 at 5:30 p.m.
$75 ($50 tax receipt available on request)
COUREUR DES BOIS CHALLENGE
Explore the backwoods trails of the Vallée-de-la-Gatineau as a group. Organized by the Pôle d’excellence en récréotourisme de l’Outaouais (PERO) and the team at CarpeDiem Aventures, the Coureur des Bois Challenge invites you to discover this region during a wilderness race that harks back to the days of the intrepid coureurs des bois (“runners of the woods”). There are three race categories (beginner, intermediate and expert) and three different routes, plus a family rally.
September 29. All races start at 9:30 a.m.
$25 per race. Family rally: $25 per family
The fall colours are reaching their peak. Get a bird’s-eye view of the autumn splendour—from a helicopter! Héli-Tremblant offers a range of helicopter services over Ottawa and Gatineau. An unforgettable aerial adventure!
Departures from the Canada Aviation and Space Museum (Rockcliffe Airport)
May to October
From $99 per person (minimum 2 passengers)
Looking for more ideas? Consult the event calendar on our Facebook page!