8 Activities to Take a Break in March
de couverture: Mont Cascades
The kids have been keen since Christmas and parents have been worried for weeks: the much-awaited month of March is here! With its school vacation week, March is a perfect time to take some well-earned vacation. Haven’t made plans yet? Not to worry: here are eight activities to do with friends or family that will help make the enjoyment of school vacation week last all month long.
Foire du disque du Vieux-Hull
Maybe you heard the Le Petit Chicago became the first ever “disk bar” in the Outaouais by joining Vinyle Scène? Well, yet again these guys have come up with something new: the first Old Hull disk fair! Music fans will come exchange, buy and sell vinyl records of all genres. Over the course of the day 2,000 records will be available, so don’t miss your chance!
Le Petit Chicago
Feed your sweet tooth in Old Aylmer
Spring is coming and so is maple sugaring! With the kids or with friends, come stroll through Old Aylmer to taste all the deliciousness of sugaring season. With the traditional maple taffy, maple beer and even maple cotton candy, this is a not-to-be-missed event for those who love their maple sugar!
Principale St., Aylmer
March 24 and 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Midnight Fridays at Mont Cascades
This time of year, many are relieved to see spring around the corner, but winter sports enthusiasts are a little less, well, enthusiastic! But don’t worry: there are still a few great ski days left! To make these last outings memorable, try Midnight Fridays at Mont Cascades to enjoy the slopes and the DJ for a happening night.
Mont Cascades ski resort
Fridays, March 2 and 9, starting at 4 p.m.
Adults: $33 / Students (ages 13–21): $28 / Kids (ages 6–12): $21
If you feel like spending the whole day on the slopes, buy your tickets online to get a 15% discount.
Nature Nocturne: Dig Your Inner Dino
Dive into the world of dinosaurs during this special activity at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Go for a dig, find some fossils and guess what kind of dinosaur you’d be over appetizers: carnivore or herbivore? Relax and party to the DJs’ rhythms!
Canadian Museum of Nature
March 23, starting at 8 p.m.
This activity is for adults, age 19 and up. Cash bar.
Under $40 for the whole family
Salon du livre de l’Outaouais
If you like to read or maybe are just curious, you’ll enjoy the 39th Salon du livre de l’Outaouais. Gathering books of all genres and for all ages, this event is the perfect opportunity for the whole family to discover thousands of titles and meet the authors. After all, reading is the best gift to give our children!
To make sure you don’t miss out on meeting your favorite author, use the visitors’ checklist (in French only) to plan your visit.
Palais des Congrès de Gatineau
Adults: $8 / Adolescents (ages 13–17): $4 / 12 and under: Free
You can buy your tickets on site.
Outaouais Film Festival
Come discover the national, international and especially Quebecois film talent during the 20th Outaouais Film Festival. Over eight days, enjoy some of over a hundred screenings of long and short films from around the world and meet some big names in cinema. A cultural experience not to be missed!
Several participating establishments
General admission: $9 / Package of 6 films: $48
It’s school vacation week and everyone is looking to have some fun! Come join us at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum where a ton of activities await your little ones. Discover how to maple syrup is made, taste maple taffy on snow, watch animal demonstrations, do crafts activities and lots more.
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
March 3–18, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Adults: $12 / Kids (ages 3–17): $10 / Families: $33
Gatineau-Ottawa Bicycle Show
Are you a die-hard cyclist or maybe just a summertime fan? Come over to the Gatineau-Ottawa Bicycle Show! Whether to purchase the latest technology or simply to find out more about cycling offers and services in the region, you’ll surely enjoy yourself!
Palais des Congrès de Gatineau
Adults: $10 / Students: $7 / Kids (ages 6–12): $5 / Families: $25
Since cycling is a family sport, children 12 and under get in free on Sunday when accompanied by a parent.
Lodging in the Outaouais
If you’re coming from afar, you might think of staying at the Ramada Plaza Manoir du Casino or the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Gatineau-Ottawa Conference Centre. Located near all the attractions, these two hotels will surely please.