Activities in the Outaouais, April 20–26

Published on April 19 2018

Cover picture: © Canadian war museum

 After the crazy weather we’ve been having, we have some suggestions for activities that will help you forget all that, and welcome (fingers crossed!) the return of nice weather!

Museums, wildlife and live entertainment

Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year

Don’t miss this wonderful collection of photos that capture Canada’s beautiful wildlife. It may just inspire you to grab a camera and take a hike!

Where

Canadian Museum of Nature

When

Until May 3, 2018

Cost

Adult: $14.50 | Senior (age 65+): $12.50 | Student (age 13+): $12.50 | Child (age 3 to 12): $10.50 | Free for children 2 and under

Good to know

This exhibition may occasionally close for a few hours to accommodate special events. Check the schedule before you go.

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St. Louis – Ship of Fate

This exhibition tells the story of more than 900 Jewish refugees who boarded the German ocean liner St. Louis in 1939 to escape Nazi persecution, in a tragic episode that is part of Canada’s history.

Where

Canadian War Museum

When

Until April 29, 2018

Cost

Adult: $17 | Senior (age 65+): $15 | Student (age 13+): $13 | Child (age 3 to 12): $11

Good to know

Family rates available

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The Canadian Jewish Experience

After your visit to the exhibition St. Louis – Ship of Fate, why not tour this exhibition, also at the War Museum, that acknowledges the Jewish community’s important contributions to life in Canada? You’ll be amazed by their valuable legacy to our country.

Where

Canadian War Museum

When

Until April 29, 2018

Cost

Adult: $17 | Senior (age 65+): $15 | Student (age 13+): $13 | Child (age 3 to 12): $11

Good to know

Family rates available

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Now boarding at the Casino du Lac-Leamy

This is the last weekend to enjoy tropical nights at the Casino!

  • Hot Suitcases at Bar 7, with prizes up to $10,000 to be won every hour (Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.);
  • Prepare for Takeoff virtual game in the Zone (Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m.);
  • Photo booth and mood music;
  • Aerography dance shows, high-flying choreography, at the main entrance (Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m.);
  • Tropical cocktails at all the Casino bars.
Where

Casino du Lac-Leamy

When

Thursday–Saturday, April 19–21, 2018

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Dusk Series: Frog Chorus

Get the kids, put on your rubber boots and explorer hat, and join an experienced amphibian specialist for an introduction to the frogs, toads and salamanders of Gatineau Park. A fascinating springtime activity organized by the Friends of Gatineau Park.

Where

Gatineau Park Visitors Centre, 33 Scott Road, Chelsea

When

Friday, April 20, 2018, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Cost

Non-members: Family: $42 | Adult: $20 | Senior (age 65+): $16 | Student (age 13+): $16 | Child (age 10 to 12): $7

Good to know

Reservations required | For ages 10 and up | Please wear high rubber boots and bring spare socks and a flashlight.

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Wilderness Skills: How to Use a GPS Device

If amphibians make you want to croak, don’t worry: the Friends of Gatineau Park have a high-tech activity that may appeal to you. Learn how to navigate in nature using a GPS device. You’ll never get lost again, even in the middle of nowhere.

Where

Gatineau Park Visitors Centre, 33 Scott Road, Chelsea

When

Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Cost

Non-members: Family: $42 | Adult: $20 | Senior (age 65+): $16 | Student (age 13+): $16

Good to know

Reservations required | For ages 13 and up | Please wear weather-appropriate clothing.

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Öpen Mic comedy night at the Minotaure

Where can you enjoy stand-up comedy, refreshing beverages, and arcade games, all under one roof? At the Minotaure’s Öpen Mic comedy nights! Get your friends together and come on down for a fun(ny) Tuesday night!

Where

Minotaure, 3 Kent Street, Gatineau

When

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, from 8 p.m.

Cost

Pay what you can

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Now playing!

20
April

Music

Jean Arcand

The British Hotel

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21
April

Music

Women of Soul – Sylvie Desgroseillers

Théâtre du Casino

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21
April

Music

The Bedrockers

The British Hotel

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21
April

Music

Lydia Képinski

Le Petit Chicago

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