Hop on over to the Outaouais Region This Easter!

March 19 2015

With Easter just around the corner, it's time to start planning a few fun family activities for the Easter long weekend. Here are some great suggestions for things to do in the Outaouais before, or after, the Easter Bunny has made a visit to your home!

Sugar Shack

Sugar Shacks are a great place to spend time with the kids. Not only can you enjoy some quality outdoor time together, there’s nothing better than enjoying a treat of fresh maple syrup or maple taffy! Sugar shacks are plentiful in the Outaouais region and offer activities including maple syrup demonstrations, sleigh rides, play structures for kids, walking paths, entertainment and maple-inspired meals.

Sugar Shack in Outaouais

Cider Mill

Coronation Hall is a family-fun artisanal cider mill with a wonderful tea room full of freshly baked goods, and of course, some tasty apple cider! Just a leisurely one hour drive from Gatineau, in the town of Bristol, Quebec, Coronation Hall will be hosting some fun activities for kids of all ages this Easter, including a scavenger hunt, face painting, music and more!


How about a long weekend getaway with the family over Easter? The beautiful Fairmont Le Château Montebello has an Easter Package available that includes two nights room accommodation, meals, family activities, an Easter Egg Hunt, mini curling clinic, plus access to a fabulous indoor pool! Fun for the whole family! Children five and under stay free! For more information about the unforgettable Fairmont Le Château Montebello, check out my review of our summer stay!

Fairmont Le Château Montebello
Phil Tifo – Fairmont Le Château Montebello

Ice Cream

Located in the quaint town of Chelsea, Quebec, on the edge of Gatineau Provincial Park, lies a favourite of kids big and small, La Cigale. Featuring over 45 flavours of ice cream and 11 flavours of sorbet, treats and ice cream cake, La Cigale is sure to bring a big smile to little faces! La Cigale opens for the 2015 season on Easter weekend, Saturday April 4th.

Horseback Riding

For those with young horse lovers in the family, why not grab the reins on Easter weekend and enjoy some spring horseback riding! Offering exciting one-of-a-kind horseback riding experiences for all skill levels, Captiva Farms offers many other fun family activities, such as a small petting zoo and pony rides. After a fun day on the trails, be sure to take the short drive to the beautiful village of Wakefield for a bite to eat at one of the many great restaurants or cafes located along the Gatineau River.


There are so many things to do in the Outaouais Region during Easter! For more great suggestions be sure to visit www.outaouaistourism.com and follow on TwitterFacebook and Instagram under the hashtag #outaouaisfun!  The 2015 People’s Choice Award is on! More than $6,000 in prizes to win! Until April 10, VOTE for the “crème de la crème” of our region’s tourism industry!