What's on in the Outaouais February 22 - 28
The days are getting longer—have you noticed? That means there’s more time for outdoor winter activities … among other things! Go play outside, then come in and warm up with a glass of wine, a good book, or … a Victorian moustache (?!).
Activities and Events!
Salon du livre de l’Outaouais
Join your fellow bibliophiles at the 40th annual Salon du livre de l’Outaouais book fair. This year’s theme: Dare! Adventure stories, crime novels, poetry, young adult literature … Dare to venture beyond your comfort zone! There will be activities for all ages at the Salon itself (in the Palais des congrès) and in other locations. Check the event schedule for details!
Palais des congrès de Gatineau - 50 Boulevard Maisonneuve, Gatineau
Feb. 28 to March 3
Adults: $10. Children 12 and under: Free. Family (2 adults and 2 teens): $25.
You can buy a wristband for $10 that’s valid for the full 4 days of the Salon. Available only until Feb. 27!
Awesome Victorian at the Canadian Museum of History
Travel back to the Victorian era with your children: it’s a great opportunity to teach your offspring good manners, and communicate Victorian style, through hidden messages. Raise your pinky finger and stand up straight! Make your very own Victorian moustache or create a fan. Enjoy period music, costumes and games!
Canadian Museum of History – 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau.
Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Included with museum admission
While you’re there, visit the exhibition Notman, Visionary Photographer
Snowshoeing & Spa Under the Stars
On Tuesday, plan a truly blissful winter outing! Go for an hour-long snowshoe hike organized and guided by the Friends of Gatineau Park; then you’re off to Nordik Spa-Nature to relax and warm up in the thermal baths and saunas. Snowshoe rental (you can bring your own if you prefer), bathrobe rental and access to the thermal experience included.
Snowshoe hike starts at the Visitors Centre, 33 Scott Road, Chelsea
Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 6:30 to 11 p.m.
$80 per person
Participants who borrow snowshoes are invited to make a donation to the Friends of Gatineau Park.
Party time at the Brewery Creek skating rink
Brewery Creek is a happening place! Fun for the whole family: entertainment, mascots, craft market, great nearby restaurants (including Soif Wine Bar and Les Brasseurs du Temps), door prizes, and, of course, free skating!
Brewery Creek skating rink
Saturday, Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You can park at 69, Montcalm St, on Papineau St, or at Théâtre de l'île's parking
Workshop: Eastern European Wines
Are you familiar with Eastern European grape varieties? Hungary, Macedonia and Greece have a vinicultural heritage that goes back almost a thousand years. These wines deserve to be discovered! Learn more at this commented tasting accompanied by canapés.
Soif Wine Bar – 88 Montcalm Street, Gatineau
Saturday, Feb. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m.
$75 per person
For ages 18+. Reservations required. Space is limited. No perfume.