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Canadian War Museum
Help create a future history buff with a visit to the Canadian War Museum! A visit to this fascinating museum may not be at the top of your teen’s list of attractions to see, but it should be. This impressive museum provides Canadians with historical facts and details of all wars fought by their fellow Canadians. With the museum’s extensive collection of exhibitions, artifacts, and even an online military resource centre, teens will most certainly come away from a visit to the Canadian War Museum with a new found appreciation for our fallen war heroes, and those men and women who serve to protect us today. Get your teen interested before you visit by having them explore all the interesting and informative online exhibitions offered on the museum’s website.
Does your teen have a need for speed? Are you looking for a fun parent/teen activity to share together? Look no further than Top Karting! With gHP karts that reach speeds of 35mph, on a ¼ mile of exciting track, you are sure to score brownie points with your teen when you take them to Top Karting! The fun doesn’t end on the track. An arcades room, pool room, big screen TVs, and a sports bar, will help keep every member of the family happy! Looking for a place to host your teen’s party? Why not think Top Karting!
Is your teen’s boredom making you feel like climbing the walls? Why not get them climbing walls – at Altitude Gym! This indoor rock climbing gym will bring out the inner rock climber in all kids! With bouldering, top-roping, lead climbing and more, Altitude Gym is a great place for your young athletes to have fun, learn new skills, keep fit, and challenge themselves!
There is no better time than winter to get your teen off the couch and into the great outdoors. Make this winter especially fun for your teen by enjoying a teen’s night out with them at Edelweiss, one of the Outaouais’ premiere ski hills! Excite your teen with the chance to go skiing or snowboarding down the hills at night! For teens who prefer to sit while going down hill, this popular ski destination also offers the fun and excitement of snow tubing! For less-experienced skiers, lessons are available. Starting in December, ski hills at Edelweiss are open until 10PM! **Tubing times vary – check schedule for details.
Raquette & Raclette
With the abundance of snow that the Outaouais region usually sees in winter, snowshoeing is a wonderful activity to enjoy alongside your active teen! Bright sunny days, fresh air, and crisp snow create perfect conditions for snowshoeing in a fabulous location like Gatineau Provincial Park. Looking for some mother/daughter bonding time? Snowshoeing in the park is a great way to spend quality time together. After a great day at the park, why not enjoy a mouth-watering raclette at Meule et Caquelon. It’s a great way to warm up after outdoor fun in the Outaouais.
To find more winter fun activities for the school break, visit www.outaouaistourism.com.