Play outside in the Outaouais!

Published on January 23 2024

Winter has finally decided to show up and settle in, which is great news for outdoor enthusiasts! There are lots of activities for you and your family to enjoy throughout the magnificent Outaouais region. Why not make the most of it? Get outside and discover some great winter pastimes that are sure to please the whole gang! 


Discover or rediscover the enchanting Parc Omega site, where you can learn more about various species of wild animals as you drive your own vehicle along a 12-km safari-style track. Consider staying overnight in one of the parks fascinating unusual accommodations! Theres a new feature this year: kicksledding pulled by magnificent husky dogs! A unique family experience right in the heart of nature. Feeling peckish? No problem. Enjoy a hearty family meal at the Omegabon restaurant. Simply delicious! 

Keen to spend more than a day outdoors? Plan a family getaway to Montebello!


399 Route 323 North, Montebello, Quebec, Canada


Open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Like a snowy owl (harfang des neiges in French), take advantage of this beautiful white carpet to maximize your outdoor activities in a unique environment! LeHarfang Fatbike & Snowshoes manages over 30km of groomed trails and paths in the heart of a picturesque maple grove. To keep things simple and stress-free, you can rent safe, top-of-the-line equipment on site. Your children will be thrilled by the amazing scenery, and who knows? Maybe you too will recapture your childhood for a day of winter fun! 


967 Montée Dalton, Gatineau


By reservation.


Day pass – Age 16+: $15.00 | Age 9–15: $9.00 $ | Family: $42.00

Good to know

Equipment rental fees are extra.


Whether youre planning a day trip or a full weekend excursion, Aventure Hélianthe has the package for you! From an easy family day trip and introduction to winter camping to an extreme three-day adventure in beautiful Davidson Forest, take up the challenge! On your way home, stop in at cozy, rustic Café Downtown for a delicious meal made with fresh local ingredients. 


257 Principale Street, Mansfield-et-Pontefract, Quebec


Prices vary depending on the package selected.

Arbraska Laflèche

Awaken your inner explorer with a 100% nature experience in the Outaouais! Arbraska Laflèche invites you to explore its underground cave in winter mode, and discover magnificent landscapes under a snowy blanket from the height of its aerial courses and zip lines. Fun for the whole family. Follow your instincts and feel the adrenalin rush! 


255 Route Principale, Val-des-Monts

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Winter wouldnt be winter without downhill skiing and snowboarding! Its hard to beat the thrill of standing at the top of a slope before hurtling down. With the highest vertical in the area, Mont Ste-Marie offers panoramic views of the region. Its also the perfect place to encourage your childs curiosity and love of winter fun! Skiing and snowboarding lessons are available on site for those who long to venture into this snowy world. 


76 Chemin de la Montagne, Lac-Sainte-Marie, Quebec

Good to know

The ski centre is open 7 days a week. For information about lift operating hours, see the “Conditions” page on the Mont Ste-Marie website.

Want more suggestions for winter activities for the whole family? Weve lined up 100 activities to put on your bucket list for an amazing winter! 

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