Celebrate Winter in Gatineau!

Winter in the Outaouais is made for playing outside. Take advantage of the celebrations in Gatineau to explore the downtown area and its many treasures just waiting to be discovered. Zip up your snow pants and bring your skates for later, after hot chocolate! Start your adventure at the Snowflake Kingdom, which runs from February 2 to 19, 2018.

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Points of interest

Jacques-Cartier Park
Gatineau (Québec)

The Snowflake Kingdom, located in Gatineau’s Jacques-Cartier Park, is definitely North America’s snow paradise. From February 2 to 19, three weeks filled with exciting activities await you. You’ll have a great time on the giant slides, stand awestruck before the snow sculptures of the National Snow Sculpture Rendezvous that will be lit up at night, boogie to the rhythm of the shows and DJ music, and enjoy the entertainment. Join the party in Gatineau during Winterlude, and come and meet our mascots, the popular Ice Hogs. Free winter fun for the whole family!

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Steps away in Jacques-Cartier Park, visit this one-of-a-kind exhibition of ice and snow sculptures before they all melt! January 26 to March 4.
164 Laurier Street
Gatineau (Québec)

Mosaïvernales Gatineau 2018, presented by Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal, is a enchanted wonderland showcasing approximately 25 illuminated snow frescoes, spectacular and gigantic, poised along a 1 km trail in Jacques-Cartier Park (South Side). Winter magic will light-up the mythological pathway where gods, goddesses and fairies will be poised in nature to unite all of mankind. Due to Mother Nature, Ticket holders who visited the event on the 1st weekend (January 26-28) are invited to come back to Jacques-Cartier Park South. Free access will be granted upon presentation of their tickets. Open everyday from dusk to 10 PM.

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Follow Gatineau’s Culture Trail, which leads to several restaurants where you can warm up.
Gatineau (Québec)

Inspired by Boston's legendary “Freedom Trail” the Culture Trail takes pedestrians through downtown Gatineau. This winding path extends over a few kilometres, linking a number of activities offered this winter in Gatineau with several points of interest. Whether you just want to enjoy our winter wonderland, cultural life or some great food, the Culture Trail is the way to go!

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Time to lace up your skates and practise your spins on the Brewery Creek skating rink—it’s right around the corner!
69 Montcalm Street
Gatineau (Québec)

This winter, discover or rediscover ruisseau de la Brasserie…on skates! Located right in the heart of downtown Gatineau, the Brewery Creek Skating Rink opens in January, weather permitting, with a variety of cultural and sports activities.