What's on in the Outaouais January 24-30
The cold is no excuse to stay indoors! Here are some fun outdoor activities to try this week in the Outaouais.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
There’s a lot going on in the Petite Nation this weekend, especially around Duhamel. The annual Féeries du chevreuil winter festival offers a ton of activities, including ice fishing, sleigh rides, snowshoeing and karaoke. On Saturday, as part of the 4th annual Sépaq Winter Day, the Centre touristique du Lac-Simon will open its doors to the public free of charge, and visitors will receive a day pass for a subsequent visit. (Quantities are limited.)
Bring your fishing permit for the ice fishing activity.
CLASSIQUE KENAUK NATURE
The Outaouais is home to one of North America’s largest private nature reserves, and you’re invited to discover it on cross-country skis! The Classique Kenauk Nature is a non-timed ski race over three distances: 20, 40 or 65 km. Follow in the tracks of Jackrabbit Johanssen!
70 Route 323, Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix
January 24 & 25
Registration starts at $45. Fee includes a T-shirt, refreshments, a post-race meal, and supervision and safety on the course.
The town of Maniwaki hosts the 48th edition of its popular Pakwaun winter festival, a lively community celebration where all are welcome! The official opening is on Friday. Come enjoy a glass of caribou, warm up by the bonfire, and dance at the Bal du Siffleux (Groundhog Ball)! Things start up again again at 9 a.m. on Saturday, and there’s fun for the whole family, with sliding, a costume contest, introduction to curling, an Indigenous village, craft sales, a kitchen party and more.
Various locations in Maniwaki
HAPPY HOUR AT THE RELAIS PLEIN AIR
Are you an outdoor enthusiast looking for kindred spirits? You’re invited to happy hour at the Relais plein air, where you’re likely to find some! Come celebrate the results of the January 25 snow bike races, and toast the upcoming official weekend of the 2020 Gatineau Loppet!
Relais plein air, 397 De la Cité-des-Jeunes Blvd., Gatineau
Thursday, January 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Please confirm your attendance by purchasing a (free) ticket on line. Don’t delay—space is limited!
The countdown has begun, and the National Capital Region’s big winter celebration starts soon! Are you ready? Winterlude offers a rich and diverse program of events. The Rideau Canal Skateway is open at last, the BeaverTails and hot chocolate are ready and waiting, and let’s not forget the many cultural and sports activities. If you get chilly, you can warm up by hugging your favourite member of the Ice Hog family!
Ottawa and Gatineau
January 31 to February 17