What's on in the Outaouais January 10-16

Published on January 7 2020

By daylight or moonlight, come play outside (and burn off a few calories while you’re at it)! Here are some suggested activities for the coming week. Happy New Year!

Events and activities

Skating Through the Forest

By the flickering light of 300 (!) torches, skate along a sheltered 3-km ice path through the forest at Lac des Loups. After your skate, warm up by the bonfire, enjoy live music and admire the magical setting.

Where

9 Montée Beausoleil, Lac des Loups

When

Friday, January 10 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Cost

$20 per person

Good to know

Maximum of 300 places available. Advance reservations required.

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(Almost) full moon in the Pontiac

Ski Pontiac invites you to come out for a moonlight adventure. On snowshoes or cross-country skis, join them on the trails, then have dinner at Pine Lodge.

Where

6 Pine Lodge Road, Bristol

When

Saturday, January 11 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Cost

Free

Good to know

Free snowshoe rental! Reserve yours by emailing skipontiacquebec@gmail.com.

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Celebrate Epiphany

The organization Impératif français invites all loyal vassals and subjects of the realm to come and pay homage to Their Majesties the King and Queen, and celebrate the end of the holidays and the start of the new year. There will be festive libations, folk dancing, and of course, the traditional Twelfth Night cake!

Where

Centre Aydelu, 94 du Patrimoine, Gatineau (Aylmer sector)

When

Saturday, January 11 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Cost

Adults $35, children & students $25

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Ice fishing on Clément Bay

A day of ice fishing with family or friends is an unforgettable winter experience. You don’t need your own gear: the Masson-Angers outfitter will set you up! Fish for crappie, pike and perch in Clément Bay. You can drop your line as early as 6 a.m.!

Where

540 Montréal Road W., Gatineau

When

Daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost

Starting at $60 for fishing hut rental, firewood included.

Good to know

Thanks to the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs, the fishing centre is offering a 50% discount to families who want to try ice fishing. Ten packages will be available every Sunday in January! For more information, call 819-281-9733.

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