Saturday, February 23, 2019 1:00 pm to Sunday, February 24, 2019 4:00 pm

Celebrate your first winter in Canada’s Capital Region! 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

Discover the joys of Canadian winter, one activity at a time! Spend an afternoon in the great outdoors, and enjoy the beauty of Gatineau Park with other newcomers to Canada.

When & Where

February 23 and 24, 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 15.

613-944-2898 or
*Please specify your preferred date (February 23 or 24) when reserving. Space is limited.