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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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, zip line, 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 18, Family day in Ontario.

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

The restaurant is a prime location for both tourists and local people seeking a good time and a delicious meal in an environment that is connected and friendly and where wine is celebrated through the monthly choices of guest sommeliers. What better accompaniment for wine tasting than a range of some twenty pizzas made with fillings developed to meet a variety of tastes (salty, spicy, sweet, etc.), salads and pasta.

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

Hands-on adventure! Passports in hand, visitors discover one incredible destination after another. Whether on a visit to homes in the International Village, a trek to a desert pyramid or a stroll through the bustling Market Bazaar, young visitors encounter endless ways to learn about the world and one another. 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.
75 d'Edmonton Street
Gatineau (Québec) J8Y 6W9

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!
35 St-Raymond Blvd.
Gatineau (Québec) J8Y 1R5

Altitude Gym is a unique indoor rock climbing facility featuring over nearly 1,600 square meters of climbing surfaces and climbs up to 45 feet high. It offers over 50 lead roping routes, over 50 top-roping routes. The gym also specializes in bouldering with over 6,000 square feet 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!