Slip on those snowshoes and relax at the largest spa in North America. Get out your check shirt and try a beer (or two) at Ottawa Winter Brewfest. Put on your boots and go for a horseback ride on the most beautiful snowy trails in the region. Use that sharp eye and try to make a prison break. Whether you’re looking for something indoors or outdoors to entertain the little ones, here are five unique March Break activities. After all, in the Outaouais, there’s no shortage of things to do in the winter.
SNOWSHOEING AND SPA UNDER THE STARS
Every Tuesday and Wednesday until March 4, Nordik Spa-Nature is teaming up with Gatineau Park for an evening of discovery and relaxation. Enjoy a guided tour followed by a restorative evening at the spa. It’s the perfect opportunity to get out your new purchase from Bikini Village.
BEER AND SUGAR SHACK
Get out that check shirt you found at Simons. March 6 and 7, the Ottawa Winter Brewfest, kid brother to Gatineau’s popular Festibière, goes into sugar shack mode, and you don’t want to miss it. On tap are events for those both big and small: maple taffy on snow, axe throwing, log sawing, games, and beer, cider and spirit tastings. It’s the family activity par excellence for parents who want to discover the rich brewing scene here at home.
HORSEBACK RIDING IN THE SNOW
A horseback ride on the most beautiful trails in the region? Why not! Even in winter, Equita ranch offers horseback rides in the wild. Whether you’re alone or in a group, big or small, an expert rider or a beginner, an outing to Equita promises to be a March Break winner. Red cheeks guaranteed.
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: AN ESCAPE ROOM
Rainy day, freezing cold or icy conditions in the forecast? Whatever the weather, Escape Room Gatineau is the go-to spot when you need to keep your little ones entertained. Try to detect the position of Russian missiles, find Donald Trump’s assassin or escape from prison — these are the scenarios that await you at Escape Room Gatineau.
ME & MY MICROBES: THE ZOO INSIDE YOU
Until March 29, the Museum of Nature offers you the chance to explore the astonishing diversity of the human ecosystem in its exhibition Me & My Microbes. Presentations on foot cheese, belly button lint and food will help you better understand how important the tiny microbes hiding inside us are. A great way to educate the kids even on vacation!
Whether you’re a parent, grandparent or babysitter, you’re all set now to tackle March Break with confidence. Whether the temperature is 25 below or 15 above, you’ll definitely have ways to entertain the kids. Enjoy the break!