What's on in the Outaouais, 7-13 December
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!
861 Rang Sainte-Madeleine, Saint-André-Avellin.
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., until Dec. 22.
Trees are priced individually.
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!
Gatineau Park Visitors Centre – 33 Scott Road, Chelsea.
Sunday, December 9 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Adult – Member $16, non-member $20 | Senior/Student – member $13, non-member $16
For ages 12 and up. Family rates available by phone.
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!
Camp Fortune – 300 Dunlop Road, Chelsea.
Saturday, Dec. 8 from 6 p.m. to midnight.
Advance: $10 | General admission on site: $15
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!
Altitude Gym – 35 Saint-Raymond Blvd., Gatineau.
Thursday, Dec. 13 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Members: $5 | Non-members: $12.95
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.
Kenauk Nature – 1000 Kenauk Road, Montebello.
Price varies depending on accommodation and package selected.
Reserve now—available dates are going fast!
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!
RCMs around the Outaouais.
Mainly on weekends, until Sunday, Dec. 16.
Carlos Marcelo Martinez
Coopérative place du marché de RiponLearn more
The Barra MacNeils
Centrepointe TheatresLearn more
Keith Kouna et Anatole
Petit ChicagoLearn more
The Queens of Christmas by Rita Baga
Salle Alphonse-Desjardins (Cégep de l'Outaouais)Learn more
Holiday Traditions Around the World
National Arts CentreLearn more
Les lundis juste pour rire
Salle OdysséeLearn more
Les mercredis de l'humour
Mardi GrasLearn more
Soirée Mère Ordinaire
Domaine de l'Ange-GardienLearn more