It’s winter, and winter in Gatineau means Winterlude! From February 3 to 20, 2023, the Snowflake Kingdom is back and on a brand new site. This huge winter playground is all about the joys of winter, for little ones and older ones too! In the evening, the snow sculptures and tubing runs are illuminated, offering visitors a magical atmosphere. Fun for the whole family! Make the most of winter in the most wonderful way!
Experience wonderful moments through history, culture and arts at the Huron-Wendat Museum, which explores the themes of territory, memory and knowledge through exhibitions, cultural activities and guided tours. Then, at nightfall, follow the path of Onhwa' Lumina, an enchanted journey celebrating the life and values of the great Huron-Wendat Nation. You will be transported by the magic of light, sound and video projections through this immersive multimedia experience of rich emotions!
The Bas-Saint-Laurent region (also known as the “World Good Life Reserve”) has lots to offer in wintertime. Fill your lungs with fresh air on a hiking or snowmobile trail, whether in the woods or by the sea. Choose from a wide range of accommodations sure to meet your needs. Go ice fishing in a hut on the St. Lawrence or a lake for a true change of scenery. Expect lots of winter fun at the ski centres, too!
Mount Royal is the perfect place to enjoy winter and there are plenty of activities you can do there. You’ll find trails for snowshoeing in the heart of the forest, an outdoor skating rink that is particularly lively during musical evenings, inner tube slides for families and areas for cross-country skiing. The park also offers equipment rentals. And if you’re up for bird-watching, you’ll be happy to know there are several species to spot in the winter!
Step into the forest at the Val Notre-Dame Abbey for a BBQ and nature walk, a brunch or even a special gourmet workshop. Foodies have so many activities to choose from to combine a visit to this religious site with discoveries of homegrown flavours. A brand new yurt has been set up where you can participate in cooking workshops right in the forest around the abbey and learn about forest edibles. And you won’t want to miss the sugar shack menu come spring: baked beans in fir syrup, omelets with forest spices and much more will make your mouth water!
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