Saturday, February 22, 2020 1:00 pm to Sunday, February 23, 2020 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 22 and 23, from 1 pm to 4 pm
Gatineau Park Visitor Centre
33 Scott Road, Chelsea, Quebec J9B 1R5

Free admission and shuttle bus

Buses will depart from various locations in Ottawa and Gatineau.*

* Details of exact pickup locations and times will be provided to each participant upon reserving.

Ottawa

  • Saint Laurent Shopping Centre
    • Recommended parking: Parking 4 and 5 (facing Toys R Us)
  • Tunney’s Pasture (main building)
    • Recommended parking: Visitor parkings located on Eglantine, Colombine and Sorrel roads. 
  • ByWard Market (by the Totem Pole next to Librairie du Soleil)
    • Recommended parking: Along Saint Patrick, Murray, Clarence, Guigues or other roads. Paid options are also available. 

Gatineau

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 7.

613-943-8343 or PCH.reservations-reservations.PCH@canada.ca
*Please specify your preferred date (February 22 or 23) when reserving. Spaces for the shuttle and activity are limited.