The Outaouais in Easter mode

Published on March 15 2016

Spring more or less comes at the same time each year. Easter, however, changes dates, depending on lunar cycles (or something like that), yet many view this Holiday as the true beginning of spring. Cute little animals are just born and nature is shedding its cold, snowy coat, inviting us to go outside and marvel at its annual rebirth.

Easter means animals!

And more specifically, BABY animals. For instance, from March 25 to 28, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum invites you to see the newly-born lambs, goats, bunnies and chicks that are sure to make you go “Aaaawwwwwww!”

Speaking of “Aaaaawwwww!”, how would you like to add cuteness to your home over the long week-end? La Faisanderie des Collines has just the thing! You can rent a chick or a baby duck for a few days and add some Easter joy to your household. The kids (and parents) will love it!

Easter egg, where art thou?

Egg hunts are a true Easter tradition. This year, the giant psychedelic bunny has laid eggs at the Canadian Museum of History and your kids will have a lot of #outaouaisfun finding them all over the place. They can also egg-spress themselves by decorating egg-shaped cookies and meet Mr. Bunny himself, as he’ll be hopping around the museum over the week-end. He’s also laid eggs at Camp Fortune, where you can also enjoy their succulent Easter brunch on March 27. This year, Chutes Coulonge Park holds its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday March 26. Go visit them; the site is completely enchanthing!

Easter means awesome food!

What can make a long week-end more enjoyable than soaking up sunshine as the grass gets greener after weeks of cold and snow? How about an awesome meal with your loved ones?

Many restaurants have prepared special menus for the Easter week-end. Hilton Lac Leamy has a marvelous brunch along with activities for the kids, the Canadian Museum of Nature also has a brunch before you go see the critters and other galleries and la Ferme Rouge has a special brunch along with a show for the occasion. Le Rituel also has a gastronomical brunch on the 27th. Reserve quickly because places are limited and it's going to be something!

The team in the kitchens at Fairmont Le Château Montebello have prepared quite the table d’hôte from March 25 to 27. You can enjoy the many activities offered at the Château before or after your meal and they even have a special package if you want to stay over for the night.

Don’t forget the chocolate!

What would easter be without chocolate? Miss Chocolat, Rochef, Chocomotive and Chocolats Favoris know it wouldn’t be the same and have prepared a lot of sweetness to give to your loved ones (or for you to hide and eat all by yourself. Nobody’s judging.)

The team here at Outaouais Tourism wishes you a Happy easter full of chicks, chocolate, and great food. For more ideas of things to do, check out!

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