Excess and exercise
In Québec, sugar shacks are a must in the spring. The Outaouais is no exception. Pancakes, baked beans, potatoes, eggs, sausages... All that drenched in maple syrup before going outside to enjoy taffy poured on snow and rolled on a stick, while telling yourself you probably ate too much. Everybody loves it! How about taking the family to a nice snowshoe run to burn the extra calories, afterwards? The Outaouais has beautiful trails and the two activities will go together like pancakes and maple syrup!
Head to Domaine de l'Ange-Gardien for this annual maple products celebration that is an outing at the sugar shack. Apart from the traditional meal, you can enjoy a sleigh ride, tubing and many more familiy activities. After that, Centre de plein air du Lac-Beauchamp promises a beautiful trek in nature that will reconcile you with your stomach. After your trek, head to Centre sportif de Gatineau for a refreshing swim that is sure to put you back on track!
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L'Ange-Gardien (Québec) J8L 0E9
You’ve discovered the best-kept secret in the Outaouais: the tubing hill at Domaine de l’Ange-Gardien, only 15 minutes from Gatineau! The family hill is lighted and boasts a chairlift and eight different runs. Hours of fun await you at very reasonable prices. The centre also offers horse-drawn sleigh rides, interpretive walking trails, and cafeteria and bar service. Groups are welcome!
With an area of 213 hectares, Lac-Beauchamp Park offers recreational facilities accessible all year round, and 15 km of recreational trails. The main building houses an equipment rental service. It’s the perfect spot for family swimming, canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sliding and skating.
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 3Y9
Gatineau’s municipal sports centre is known for its state-of-the-art sports and recreational facilities and equipment, available to the general public and to Gatineau athletes training for excellence. The centre hosts a year-round program of regional and international competitions in a wide range of sports, including volleyball, badminton, basketball, gymnastics, water polo, synchronized swimming, swimming, and diving.