What's on in the Outaouais November 1-7

Published on October 29 2019

A magical party, an afternoon (or nighttime!) adventure in the woods, or a museum visit: those are some of the activities we’re suggesting this week in the Outaouais!

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

A MONSTER IN THE FOREST

It seems Frankenstein’s monster has been sighted in the Outaouais! Not only has he made Arbraska Laflèche his lair, he’s kidnapped one of the employees! Arbraska needs your help. Here’s what to do: Put on your scariest costume and follow the course to free the poor employee. Your courage will be rewarded: there just might be a sweet treat at the end!

Where

Arbraska Laflèche, 255 Route Principale, Val-des-Monts

When

November 1. Departures at 4 and 7 p.m. Duration 2 hours.

Cost

$15. Reservations required (space is limited).

Good to know

For adults and children age 5 and older.

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CALLING HARRY POTTER FANS

There are still a few Halloween parties to go to in the Outaouais, and this one sounds especially interesting, because its theme appeals to just about everyone: the world of Harry Potter! At Où Quoi in Old Hull, the décor will be enchanting and the setting will be magical. Dress up as your favourite character—there will be prizes for the best costumes!

Where

Où Quoi Urban Lounge, 48 Laval Street, Gatineau

When

November 2 starting at 8 p.m.

Cost

Free

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A NEW EXHIBITION

Why do we throw coins into fountains? Find the answer to this and many more questions at the Bank of Canada Museum’s new exhibition. Luck and Lore explores the spiritual, ceremonial and superstitious uses we have for money and the surprising roots of some familiar traditions. Interactive exhibits and activities for all ages.

Where

Bank of Canada Museum, 30 Bank Street, Ottawa

When

October 25, 2019 to November 1, 2020

Cost

Free

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A TIME TO REMEMBER

You don’t have to wait until November 11 to pay tribute to our veterans and members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Honour them in music at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum by attending a joint concert by two of Canada’s foremost military bands. During the weekend, you can also examine rare artifacts, participate in creative workshops, and go on guided tours.

Where

Canada Aviation and Space Museum, 1 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa

When

November 2 & 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Concert: November 3 at 2 p.m.

Cost

Included in museum admission

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YOUR NEXT HIKE

Visit one of Quebec’s most ancient forests, where you’ll find trees more than 400 years old! The Forêt-la-Blanche Ecological Reserve is home to one of the last old-growth forests in eastern North America. Hike the trails and discover the flora and fauna living in this exceptional ecosystem.

Where

Forêt-la-Blanche Ecological Reserve, 300 Saddler Road, Mayo

When

The trails are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Visitor Centre is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost

Adult $7, child (age 5–17) $5, family $15. Cash only.

Good to know

If the Visitor Centre is closed, you can deposit the trail access fee in the collection box outside the Centre.

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Day of the dead

A monumental Day of the Dead altar will be open to the public for visiting at Gatineau’s City Hall. During those days there will be free concerts, plays, dramatized readings, folk dances and other events that make up the free programming organized by UNAM-Canada, in collaboration with the City of Gatineau, Aztlán Ballet and other institutions.

Where

Maison du citoyen, 25 Laurier St., Gatineau

When

October 31 to November 3

Cost

Free

Good to know

Mexican food available for sale

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