What's on in the Outaouais, March 15 - 21

Published on March 13 2019

Spring is in the air, my friends! It’s time for spring skiing, maple sugar, St. Patrick’s Day, and, why not?, sitting out on the patio. Is the patio thing maybe a little too optimistic? No way!

Activities and Events!

An interactive map

Spring skiing is particularly magical in Gatineau Park. Wondering about trail conditions? No problem: just consult the park’s interactive trail map. This well-designed, detailed tool shows the status of the trail network in (almost) real time. Click on a trail and a pop-up box shows its level of difficulty, length and condition. Zoom in and you can practically see the squirrels!

Off to the sugar shack!

The sap is running! Spring in the Outaouais just wouldn’t be spring without a visit to a sugar shack. Read our blog list of local possibilities, as well as restaurants serving a special menu featuring delicious maple products.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Across the region, on both sides of the river, people will be celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day! Here are two venues that caught our attention. At the Chelsea Pub, the Irish Bastards will set the party mood and get the crowd up and dancing. In Ottawa, Beau’s Brewery is hosting a mega-party in the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park. There will be music, of course, but also Irish food, activities (including a dance contest!) and excellent draft beer.

Where

Lansdowne Park, 1000 Exhibition Way, Ottawa

When

Saturday, March 16 from 12 noon to 8 p.m.

Cost

19 and over $29 (includes 1 beverage), children $5.

Good to know

The party will start after the St. Patrick’s Day parade, which starts at 11 a.m.

Beau's St-Patrick's party

Where

Chelsea Pub

When

Sunday, March 17 at 6 p.m.

Cost

$15, children free!

Chelsea Pub's party

Movie night at the National Gallery of Canada

An evening of movie-watching and great food—now that’s a good idea! The National Gallery invites you to watch (or re-watch) the best films screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). If you select the Tapas Upgrade, you should make your way to the Water Court Foyer at 5 p.m. With a plate of tagliatelle with duck confit and roasted vegetables in one hand and a glass of wine in the other, settle in to watch an excellent feature film. After the screening, you can stay for a live onstage conversation. (Discussion in French, with English simultaneous interpretation available.)

Where

National Gallery of Canada – 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa

When

Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Cost

Film only – $15 | Film + Tapas Upgrade – $40

Good to know

Available with any film, the Tapas Upgrade includes superior reserved seating, one drink, two chef-inspired tapas, and a sweet treat.

Learn more

Snowshoeing under the full moon

This could be your last chance this season to enjoy the sight of the full moon shining on the snow … March 21 is the night of the full moon, and Biscotti & cie invites you to go on a guided snowshoe expedition in Gatineau Park, then come back to the restaurant for a glass of wine and a tartiflette to share.

Where

Departure from the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre – 33 Scott Road, Chelsea

When

Thursday, March 21 at 6 p.m.

Good to know

Snowshoe rental available (613-715-2243).

Learn more

Looking for even more things to do with family and friends? Check our Facebook calendar regularly!

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