What's on in the Outaouais, 7-13 December

Published on December 4 2018

Calling—well, everybody: this week, the Outaouais is pleased to invite you to enjoy original activities that will get you moving and may cause you (sorry) to sing Christmas carols at full blast. Unlimited seating. Admission: a smile!

Activities and events!

Pick your own Christmas tree

This one’s for you traditionalists who insist on a real Christmas tree. With family and friends, venture out to find the perfect tree among a veritable forest of beautiful specimens. While you’re there, why not pick up a hearty home-made tourtière made right there at the tree farm? Two birds, one stone!

Where

861 Rang Sainte-Madeleine, Saint-André-Avellin.

When

Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., until Dec. 22.

Cost

Trees are priced individually.

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Wilderness Skills: Survival in the Outdoors

This winter, overcome any lingering fear of the cold and enjoy Gatineau Park to the max thanks to this fun and educational workshop on outdoor survival. Learn how to plan a safe hike/snowshoe/ski, how to navigate in winter, and what to do in case of a misadventure. A great workshop for outdoor enthusiasts!

Where

Gatineau Park Visitors Centre – 33 Scott Road, Chelsea.

When

Sunday, December 9 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Cost

Adult – Member $16, non-member $20 | Senior/Student – member $13, non-member $16

Good to know

For ages 12 and up. Family rates available by phone.

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Avant-Ski 4.0

This annual event is for fans of downhill skiing and snowboarding! Join fellow members of the ski community to kick off the winter season at Camp Fortune. The event will feature a pre-season Rail Jam with some of the best riders in eastern Canada, plus music, beer, poutine and prizes!

Where

Camp Fortune – 300 Dunlop Road, Chelsea.

When

Saturday, Dec. 8 from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Cost

Advance: $10 | General admission on site: $15

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Squad Circuit – Christmas

Altitude Gym’s “The Squad” team invites you to a Christmas party featuring friendly competition, fun, hot chocolate and door prizes! The kids can scramble over specially adapted climbing blocks, while you challenge yourself in a festive setting on over 50 new blocks created for the occasion!

Where

Altitude Gym – 35 Saint-Raymond Blvd., Gatineau.

When

Thursday, Dec. 13 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Cost

Members: $5 | Non-members: $12.95

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Getaway at Kenauk Nature

Memo to couples: We’ve found the perfect place for your next getaway: a stay at Kenauk Nature, only an hour from Gatineau! Their chalets are cute and cozy, and they also give you access to the dozens of kilometres of snowshoe and cross-country ski trails that crisscross the territory.

Looking for an original activity? Kenauk Nature offers dog sledding and ice fishing to help visitors appreciate the beauty of the landscape and the joys of winter.

Where

Kenauk Nature – 1000 Kenauk Road, Montebello.

Cost

Price varies depending on accommodation and package selected.

Good to know

Reserve now—available dates are going fast!

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Has this week’s snowfall put you in a holiday mood? Good news: throughout the Outaouais, you can find the perfect gift and discover local crafts and products at the most beautiful Christmas markets in the region!

Where

RCMs around the Outaouais.

When

Mainly on weekends, until Sunday, Dec. 16.

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Now playing!

07
December

Music

Carlos Marcelo Martinez

Coopérative place du marché de Ripon

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07
December

Music

The Barra MacNeils

Centrepointe Theatres

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08
December

Music

Keith Kouna et Anatole

Petit Chicago

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08
December

Other

The Queens of Christmas by Rita Baga

Salle Alphonse-Desjardins (Cégep de l'Outaouais)

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09
December

Music

Holiday Traditions Around the World

National Arts Centre

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10
December

Comedy

Les lundis juste pour rire

Salle Odyssée

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12
December

Comedy

Les mercredis de l'humour

Mardi Gras

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13
December

Other

Soirée Mère Ordinaire

Domaine de l'Ange-Gardien

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