Celebrate your First Winter in Canada's Capital Region

Winter carnival

The NCC is organizing a winter carnival for newcomers to the Capital to discover the joys of winter.

  • Learn to play ball hockey
  • Snowshoe in the forest
  • Slide down a snowy hill
  • Sample traditional winter treats

Spend an afternoon in the great outdoors, and enjoy the beauty of Gatineau Park with other newcomers to Canada.

Winter carnival
Winter carnival


March 3 and 4, from 1 pm to 4 pm 


Gatineau Park Visitor Centre 33 Scott Road, Chelsea, Quebec J9B 1R5

Free admission and bus transportation

Buses will depart from various locations: 


Make sure you dress warmly (toque, mittens, scarf, snow pants, winter coat, and warm boots) for a winter afternoon outside. And don’t forget to pack a lunch or some snacks. There are no dining options at the Visitor Centre. Snowshoes and other equipment will be provided free of charge.


Reservations are open until February 23.

613-944-2898 or pch.visites-tours.pch@canada.ca

*Please specify your preferred date (March 3 or 4) when reserving. Space is limited.