Published on April 16 2020

Thanks to local companies and creators, you can stay active as a family, visit exhibitions, play non-stop, and even attend live shows, all from the comfort of your home.

Keeping active at home

Studio Vie Active

Studio Vie Active in Gatineau invites you to participate in free movement sessions via their online platform, which features a wide range of yoga and meditation courses.

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Sporthèque in Hull brings their fitness room to your living room thanks to their YouTube channel. Check it out for free workouts you can do at home.

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The Grand défi Pierre Lavoie

Did you know that the Grand défi Pierre Lavoie (which organizes an annual Grande marche throughout the Outaouais region) has a free online platform to get moving at home? The “Energy Cubes” workshops are specially designed to keep children active and entertained, and are very popular with parents.

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Get into geocaching

Has your daily walk become a family event? Here’s a great idea to make it even more fun: download a free geocaching application on your phone and turn your stroll into a treasure hunt.

Fun for all ages

L’As des jeux

Bored with your board games? No problem: you can buy games and puzzles on line from L’As des jeux. Free delivery on orders of $69 or more!

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À l’Échelle du Monde

If you’re looking for arts and crafts or educational material and games of all kinds, make a video appointment and take a virtual tour of their shop. You can order online, and they offer delivery.

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Canadian Museum of Nature

The Museum has created free colouring pages for all ages, on three themes: Arctic, Dinosaurs, and Garden Plants. Fire up your printers and sharpen your crayons!

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Fêtes et fanions

This local business posts daily suggestions of games and craft projects you can enjoy with your children.

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Arts at home

Online shows

The National Arts Centre is supporting the artistic community by offering an online platform where you can watch live performances of all kinds.

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Movies set in the Outaouais

Here’s a list of shorts and features filmed in the Outaouais. The best part? They’re all available free on the National Film Board’s website.

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Books set in the Outaouais

Here are a few suggestions for French-language books set in the Outaouais. You can also borrow e-books free of charge from the Bibliothèque or the Archives nationales du Québec, and offers home delivery of physical books from several booksellers!

Learn more. (Blog post in French only)

And don’t forget, you can also support local businesses by enjoying a restaurant meal at home or doing some online shopping.

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