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!

La patinoire du Ruisseau de la Brasserie (Brewery Creek's skating rink) promises a most original urvban experience. Skate in the heart of the city centre through heritage buildings and enjoy its elaborate program to guarantee a superb winter day. Nearby Salle Jean-Despréz will will win you over with its intimate feel where renowned artists perform like they were in your living room. Entertained? The night is still young and you're due for a trip to Casino du Lac-Leamy! Prepare to be dazzled!

1/2 day
to stimulate your senses

Points of interest

69 Montcalm Street
Gatineau (Québec)

This winter, discover or rediscover ruisseau de la Brasserie…on skates! Located right in the heart of downtown Gatineau, the Brewery Creek Skating Rink opens in January, weather permitting, with a variety of cultural and sports activities.

700 m
Skating will open an appetite. On Promenade du Portage, you will find the Piz`za-za, which is perfect to have a bite and a drink with friends in a very urban setting.
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.

850 m
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 wide range of shows for all tastes and all ages: song, blues, folk, world music, children’s theatre, comedy, and more.