Skating and entertainment

Having a good time is easy in the Outaouais! This winter, downtown Gatineau has tons of indoor and outdoor activities to keep you busy. While downtown, don't miss the skating rink at Brewery Creek and all the animation surrounding it. You'll also close to all the essentials for an entertaining, fun evening: theatres and concert halls, great bars and restaurants for quality time with friends, and a casino where you can end the night on a classy note!

day to stimulate your senses

Points of interest

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.

0.8 km
Skating will open an appetite. On Promenade du Portage, you will find Piz`za-za Restau Bar à vin, which is perfect to have a bite and a drink with friends in a very urban setting in a beautiful heritage building.
36 Laval Street
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 3G7

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?

0.6 km
You can walk to Salle Jean-Despréz located in nearby Maison du citoyen, Gatineau's city hall. On your way, take the time to appreciate the rich built heritage along Promenade du Portage.
25 Laurier Street
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 3Y9

An enchanting world of emotion, colour and sound awaits you at the Salle Jean-Despréz! This intimate performance hall presents a year-round program of shows for all tastes and all ages: song, blues, folk, world music, children’s theatre, comedy, and more.

4.2 km
After your show, head to Casino du Lac-Leamy. No matter whether you're still full of energy or you just want to talk the show calmly, the Casino has a section for you. Whether you're in the mood for the gaming area or just to chill with a drink, you'll find it all right here.
1 Du Casino Blvd.
Gatineau (Québec) J8Y 6W3

An oasis of entertainment just five minutes from Parliament Hill, the Casino du Lac-Leamy features a wide selection of slot machines and gaming tables, including Texas Hold’em poker, as well as a multigame space with live hosts. Enjoy the Casino’s exciting atmosphere, and unwind at the five-star Hilton Lac-Leamy hotel. Discover a variety of bars and restaurants and a nightclub, and spend an entertaining evening at the Théâtre du Casino. 18+.