Winter in the Outaouais: 7 popular attractions
These seven Outaouais treasures will help you make the most of winter! From skating in the forest to going for a dogsled ride, from tasting local wines and chocolates to spending a night among wolves, you’ll be delighted by what the region has to offer.
Skating Through the Forest | In the Heart of Lac-des-Loups
9 Montée Beausoleil, Lac-des-Loups
Adult: $18 | Child: $14 | 5 and under: Free
Check the update on the website before you go. Activities available at the site: snowshoeing, walking and skating. Are you likely to visit the rink more than once during the winter? Season passes are also available.
Parc des Montagnes Noires de Ripon
39 Montagne-Noire Road, Ripon
Residents of the Papineau RCM : Infant/toddler: Free | Child: $4 | Adult: $8 | Family: $20 | Non-residents: Infant/toddler: Free | Child: $5 | Adult: $10 | Family : $25
Dogs on leash are welcome. You can rent several types of outdoor equipment on site: tubes, fat bike, snowshoes, cross-country skis, runner sleds, etc.
6 McCrank Road, Low
Rates vary according to the excursion chosen. Starting at $80 per adult and $60 per child under 12 (accompanied by an adult).
Activities available (reservations required): Dogsled rides, harvesting maple sap in spring, visiting farm animals, and spending the night in a shelter in the heart of nature.
HOM Mini Cottages
32 Du Saphir Road, Val-des-Monts
From $275 + tax per night
The cottages, each equipped with a private hot tub, can sleep 2 people. Several winter activities can be practised nearby: skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing (snowshoe rental available), and ice fishing.
Parc Oméga Wolf Cabin
399 Route 323 North, Montebello
From $559 per night (for up to 4 people)
Your cabin reservation fee includes admission to Parc Oméga. Discover the many activities offered at the park this winter: you can go snowshoeing (snowshoe rental available), skate on the outdoor ice trail, ride a horse-drawn sleigh, and warm up beside a huge outdoor fireplace!
Little Red Wagon Winery
165-C Calumet Road West, Clarendon
From $18 per bottle (P’tit Blanc, P’tit Rosé, P’tit Rouge)
Order your wine online, then visit the winery to pick up your order. The wines are made from northern grape varieties grown on the property.
502 Notre-Dame Street, Montebello
Montebello’s artisanal chocolate shop uses only certified organic and fair trade chocolate, sugar and cocoa. The products are also available on the online store.
Plan your next getaway!
In the Outaouais, the possibilities are almost endless, and we bet you’ll discover other wonderful places to enjoy. Take a look at our routes for inspiration! Are you more into cocooning and relaxation?