The Outaouais, your winter destination
In the Outaouais, we make the most of every winter day! The region’s immense territory is the perfect playground for memorable outdoor adventures. With family and friends or as a couple, come play in the snow and practise your favourite winter sports. It’s all here—the only thing missing is you!
Blessed peace at the Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve
Visit the Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve and discover amazingly beautiful wilderness landscapes. With over 100 km of marked trails, the reserve is known for its long-distance hiking routes. Enjoy the unique experience of sleeping in a shelter in the middle of nature, alongside the trails. Without running water, the rustic accommodations are accessible on cross-country skis or snowshoes, by fat bike or on foot.
Réserve faunique de Papineau-Labelle, (Québec)
The Eco-Odyssée Nature Park water maze... on skates!
This winter, lace up your skates and discover the Eco-Odyssée water maze in Wakefield! Young and old alike can glide along the frozen canals that run through the marshes, forests and fields. In the evening, the trails are illuminated for an even more enchanting experience. So make the most of it!
52 Les Sources Rd., La Pêche
Reservations are required for skating in the maze. If you plan to go in the evening, a headlamp is recommended.
A sleepover at the Parc des Montagnes Noires de Ripon
The Parc des Montagnes Noires de Ripon is a winter paradise for active families. Besides going snow biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tobogganing, you can spend the night here! Book a rustic cabin equipped with a wood stove, and extend your stay in the mountains. Why not try a new activity such as Austrian sledging or Hok skiing? A range of sports equipment can be rented on site.
39 de la Montagne-Noire Rd., Ripon
Rediscover Gatineau Park
Are you keen to try a new trail this winter? Whether you’re going cross-country skiing, snow biking, hiking or snowshoeing, the interactive map is your guide! Recognized as one of North America’s largest ski networks, Gatineau Park has a lot to offer. With over 250 kilometres of winter trails to explore, every day is different!
33 Scott Rd., Chelsea
Winter fun at Kenauk Nature
What could be more enjoyable than playing in the snow, then relaxing by the fire in a beautiful 5-star cottage? Treat yourself to an unforgettable stay at Kenauk Nature, one of the largest private nature reserves in North America. The possibilities are almost endless: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, ice climbing, dog sledding, and more! Halfway between Montreal and Ottawa, it’s the perfect place to enjoy winter as a couple or with family.
1000 Kenauk Rd., Montebello
Go adventuring with Aventure Hélianthe
Explore the magnificent Davidson Forest with its stands of white pine and white-tailed deer yards. Aventure Hélianthe will provide you with an experience unlike any other. Choose among its one-day and multi-day packages (ranging from introductory sessions to extreme expeditions) and discover the joys of winter camping and snowshoeing. A total change of scene in the heart of the Pontiac!
314 Principale St., Mansfield-et-Pontefract
So many winter adventures to experience! What’s more, with the Experience Outaouais+ platform, you can book a winter getaway without breaking the bank. Simply choose from a wide variety of packages or create your own to match your preferences. Quebec residents can even save 35% on their trip thanks to the Explore Québec discount.
Winter will be over before you know it. Dress warmly, we’re going out for a breath of fresh air!