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.

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Points of interest

Jacques-Cartier Park
Gatineau (Québec)

The magic of winter will be gracing the Snowflake Kingdom of Winterlude. Magician and spokesperson Daniel Coutu invites you to make a family outing out of rediscovering winter at Gatineau’s Jacques Cartier Park. The Snowflake Kingdom will feature our famous giant slides, magnificent snow sculptures, shows and many other activities…and of course, the Ice Hogs! Our popular mascots love to play, cuddle and pose for photos. Please note that the Snowflake Kingdom is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with the exception of Monday, February 17, Family day in Ontario.

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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 and marked by a painted red line, the 3-km Culture Trail invites pedestrians to discover or rediscover downtown Gatineau. This urban walking tour links urban art, points of interest, exhibition spaces, entertainment venues and some great restaurants. This summer, follow the red line!

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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 Brewery Creek …on skates! Located in the heart of downtown Gatineau, the Brewery Creek Skating Rink opens in January, weather permitting, and hosts a variety of cultural and sports activities.