What's on in the Outaouais October 25-31
Here are our suggestions for things to do in the Outaouais this week. There are one-of-a-kind competitions to attend, milestones to celebrate, and artists to meet. Oh, and are you ready for Halloween?
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
GATINEAU EN COULEURS SYMPOSIUM
Immerse yourself in beauty at this annual art exhibition. Some 70 painters and sculptors from the Outaouais and beyond gather under one roof to present their works.
Maison du Citoyen, 25 Laurier Street, Gatineau
Friday, Oct. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
BRISTOL DRYLAND WORLD CUP
A world-class competition is being held right here in the region. And not just any competition! This year marks the 10th edition of the Bristol Dryland World Cup dog race. Hundreds of racers and dogs from around the world will flock to the village of Bristol to participate in this one-of-a-kind event. Come and cheer on the competitors (two-footed and four-footed)!
Timberland Tours, 36 Ragged Chute Road, Bristol
Food and beverages available on site.
HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY
For a few years now, they’ve been springing up around the world: bars and cafés where you can get together and play board games. There’s one in Gatineau, and it’s turning one year old! To celebrate this special occasion, there will be glasses of bubbly, prize draws, and, of course, games! Plus, all the hosts will be on hand to help you try out new games.
Pärlē – Bistro ludique, 325 Gréber Blvd., Gatineau
Oct. 24 starting at 5 p.m
$6 per person
All around the Outaouais, people are gearing up for Halloween. At Coulonge Falls Park, on October 26 you can decorate a pumpkin and visit a haunted house. In Cantley, there will be Halloween storytelling at the Espace culturel and a haunted trail at Rose-des-Vents School. At the Promenades Gatineau there will be family entertainment … and we’re told there’s even a witch lurking somewhere in the shopping centre! At the Casino du Lac-Leamy, the Zone becomes the Fright Zone, with scary characters and a spooky ambiance. Finally, have you ever had the terrifying experience of being trapped in an underground bunker with zombies? That’s what awaits you at the Diefenbunker!
There is a new tourist route in the Pontiac and the Ottawa Valley! Discover local wineries, breweries and distilleries thanks to Tap & Cork.
Looking for more ideas? Consult the event calendar on our Facebook page!