What's on in the Outaouais February 22 - 28

Published on February 19 2019

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!

Where

Palais des congrès de Gatineau - 50 Boulevard Maisonneuve, Gatineau

When

Feb. 28 to March 3

Cost

Adults: $10. Children 12 and under: Free. Family (2 adults and 2 teens): $25.

Good to know

You can buy a wristband for $10 that’s valid for the full 4 days of the Salon. Available only until Feb. 27!

Learn more

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!

Where

Canadian Museum of History – 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau.

When

Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost

Included with museum admission

Good to know

While you’re there, visit the exhibition Notman, Visionary Photographer

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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.

Where

Snowshoe hike starts at the Visitors Centre, 33 Scott Road, Chelsea

When

Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 6:30 to 11 p.m.

Cost

$80 per person

Good to know

Participants who borrow snowshoes are invited to make a donation to the Friends of Gatineau Park.

Learn more

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!

Where

Brewery Creek skating rink

When

Saturday, Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost

Free!

Good to know

You can park at 69, Montcalm St, on Papineau St, or at Théâtre de l'île's parking

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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.

Where

Soif Wine Bar – 88 Montcalm Street, Gatineau

When

Saturday, Feb. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Cost

$75 per person

Good to know

For ages 18+. Reservations required. Space is limited. No perfume.

Learn more

Looking for even more things to do with family and friends? Have a look at our winter bucket list, and check our Facebook calendar regularly!

23
February

Music

Blue Rodeo

National Art Centre

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23
February

Music

Medecine chest - la musique de Tom Waits

Chelsea Pub

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22
February

Music

Steve Hill

Salle Jean-Despréz

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22
February

Music

Koriass

Polyvalente Nicolas-Gatineau

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