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Frozen Family Fun

Februrary might be the shortest month but it makes for the most Winter fun! From February 1st to 18, Winterlude is the perfect occasion to spend quality time with your loved ones; outdoors at Snowflake Kingdom and indoors at the Canadian Museum of History. Everything’s close in the Outaouais! The perfect getaway!

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Jacques-Cartier Park
Gatineau (Québec)
Canada

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.

1.5 km
On foot, head west towards Old Hull’s restaurants, such as Piz’za-za.
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36 Laval Street
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 3G7
Canada

A favourite with both tourists and locals looking for a good time and a delicious meal in a lively, friendly environment where wine is celebrated through monthly selections made by guest sommeliers. What better accompaniment for wine tasting than a menu featuring some 20 pizzas with an enticing variety of toppings (salty, spicy, sweet, etc.), plus salads and pasta dishes?

0.8 km
Satisfied and rested, you’re ready for the Canadian Children’s Museum! Go back the way you came.
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100 Laurier Street
Gatineau (Québec) K1A 0M8
Canada

Hands-on adventure! Young visitors are invited to discover one amazing destination after another. From a camelback trek to a desert pyramid to a stroll through the bustling Market Bazaar, they can experience endless ways to learn about different peoples and cultures. A world of discovery where parents have as much fun as their kids.

4.1 km
The kids must be exhausted and that was kind of the point. Allow yourself to relax by the fire at the Ramada Plaza Manoir du Casino.
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75 d'Edmonton Street
Gatineau (Québec) J8Y 6W9
Canada

Located directly across from the renowned Casino du Lac-Leamy and minutes from the attractions of Canada’s National Capital, the hotel features 174 guestrooms and bi-level suites, all equipped with double air jet bathtub, mini-fridge, electronic safe and electric fireplace. To satisfy your appetite, come discover the BISTRO75, with a carefully selected variety of wines by the glass, a good range of Quebec & Canadian beers and a menu that will tickle your taste buds. Free Wi-Fi and parking. Accredited ‘’Bienvenue cycliste’’, welcome to cyclists, offers a secured bicycle storage.

1.3 km
Before hitting the road, have your little climbing monkeys spend some energy in Altitude Gym’s Clip’N Climb section. Be sure to call ahead to make reservations!
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35 St-Raymond Blvd.
Gatineau (Québec) J8Y 1R5
Canada

Altitude Gym is a unique indoor rock climbing facility featuring over 1,600 square metres of Rocktopia and Walltopia climbing walls, with climbs up to 15 metres high. It offers over 50 lead roping routes and over 50 top-roping routes. The gym also specializes in bouldering, with over 500 square metres of boulder area. Ask about the climbing courses and Clip ‘N Climb, the action-packed indoor climbing theme park. It’s a great destination for school trips, birthday parties, family outings, and work socials and corporate challenges. Altitude Gym takes indoor rock climbing to a whole new level!