What’s happening in Ottawa this weekend: January 7-9

CTVNewsOttawa.ca examines what to do in Ottawa, Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec during the amended Ontario Stage 2 restrictions.

Check the COVID-19 restrictions in effect in each province before leaving this weekend.

A full list of Quebec restrictions can be found here. A full list of Ontario restrictions can be found here.

SKATING

The City of Ottawa’s outdoor rinks are open for the season.

Rink of Dreams at Ottawa City Hall

Lansdowne Park Skating Ground

Ben Franklin Place Ice Rink

Jim Tubman Chevrolet Ice Rink

For a list of outdoor rinks in the City of Ottawa, visit https://ottawa.ca/en/recreation-and-parks/skating/outdoor-rinks.

Ottawa Rink of Dreams

OUTDOOR SKATING RINKS ACROSS THE REGION

  • Gatineau has 82 outdoor rinks available. For more information, visit the Gatineau website

  • The City of Kingston’s Springer Market Square Ice Rink is open. For more information on other rinks in Kingston, visit the city’s website

RIVEROAK – NATURE’S PLAYGROUND

Skate through an orchard, forest and meadows on the RiverOak Winter Trails on York’s Corners Road in Ottawa.

You are also welcome to bring your hockey and ringette sticks, pucks and rings to play on some of the outdoor rinks.

If you don’t want to skate, RiverOak also offers snowshoeing and hiking trails.

For more information, visit https://www.riveroak.ca/skating.

SKATING IN THE FOREST

You can go skating in the forest 45 minutes from Ottawa.

Discover the enchanting site of skating in the forest at Patinage en Forêt in Lac-Des-Loups, Que.

The cost is $ 18 for adults and $ 14 for children.

Proof of vaccination and photo identification are required to access Patinage en Forêt.

For more information, visit https://www.patinageenforet.com/en/.

Skating in the Forest

COUNTRYSIDE ADVENTURES

Countryside Adventures offers a three-kilometer skating track through the woods.

There are also three kilometers of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trails, as well as a tube sliding trail.

Countryside Adventures is located at 16495 Sixth Rd. In Moose Creek, 45 minutes north of downtown Ottawa.

For more information, visit https://www.countrysideadventures.ca/.

GATINEAU PARK

The winter season is officially launched in Gatineau Park.

Enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snow biking and winter hiking.

For more information and winter passes to access the park, visit https://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/places/gatineau-parkhttps://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/places/gatineau -park

WINTER TRAILS IN OTTAWA

Over 100 kilometers of trails are developed for winter recreational activities in Ottawa.

The National Capital Commission invites you to cross-country ski, snowshoe, fat bike and walk. Access is free.

The locations include the Mer Bleue Conservation Area.

For more information on winter trails in Ottawa, visit https://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/places/groomed-multi-use-winter-trails

Skiing along the Ottawa River

MOONEY’S BAY SKI CENTER

The Mooney’s Bay Ski Resort at the Terry Fox Sports Facility features 5 kilometers of groomed cross-country skiing trails, including floodlit trails for night skiing.

For more information, visit https://ottawa.ca/en/recreation-and-parks/sports#mooneys-bay-ski-centre

PINHEY FOREST TRAILS

You can take a winter hike on two trails in the Pinhey Forest in the city of Ottawa.

Parking available year round behind the Nepean Sportsplex.

For more information visit https://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/index.php?url=trails/view/pinhey-forest-trails

SKI

Ski resorts are open in eastern Ontario and western Quebec. Visit each station’s website for details.

Camp Fortune

THE AUTHOR’S WAY TO THE RICHELIEU VANIER FOREST

The Muséoparc presents The Author’s Trail in the Richelieu Vanier forest.

Let yourself be seduced by the feathers of the authors – builders of the Franco-Ontarian identity.

“Our trail is dedicated to the men and women authors of novels, poetry, theater and folklore that have shaped the cultural heritage of French Ontario,” said Museoparc, noting that no less than 30 authors are hiding in the Forest.

Admission is free, while a guided tour costs $ 5.

For more information, visit https://museoparc.ca/the-museum/the-authors-path/.

OTTAWA FIRE VIRTUAL TOURS

The Ottawa Fire Department invites you to take a virtual tour of two fire stations.

The service partnered with a local videographer to create two high-quality virtual tours of Fire Station 53 in Orléans and Fire Station 73 in Vars.

Virtual tours of the station are in English with French subtitles.

WALKING TOUR OF THE RECONCILIING HISTORY

The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada invites you to take a guided walking tour of the history of reconciliation.

“Each point of interest is an opportunity to learn more about the role of non-Indigenous peoples and the federal government in residential schools, and the lessons we can learn from history to address contemporary injustices suffered by Indigenous peoples. The company said.

For more information, visit https://fncaringsociety.com/reconciliation-walking-tours.

MUSEUMS

Ottawa museums are closed while Ontario is in a modified second stage. The Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau is also currently closed.

Visit each museum’s website for more information.

OMEGA PARK

Omega Park is open in Montebello, Quebec.

For more information, visit https://www.parcomega.ca/en/.

FEED THE CHICKADEES

On a family winter hike, feed the chickadees.

You can find chickadees at Stony Swamp Conservation, Mud Lake Conservation, and Mer Bleue.

For more information visit https://ottawariverlifestyle.com/blogs/news/where-to-feed-chickadees-in-ottawa

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