Take your pick: adrenaline packed or slow and contemplative?
Do your like watching a race? If so, two very different competitive events are taking place this weekend. Perhaps you’re a dedicated foodie? Well then, head for the Marché Locavore d'hiver – a winter locavore market. When it comes to outdoor activities with the family, Granby and Megantic will be offering tons of fun…Have a great weekend!
Fresh air and man’s best friend are on the agenda at Mont Gosford. 60 mushers will be driving their dogsled teams as they race across the snow – an impressive sight as the animals all try to outdo each other by running faster and faster….Other attractions include inflatable games, tubing, a campfire, guided snowshoe treks, a winter barbecue, taffy on snow – everything, in short, to keep the family entertained outdoors for an entire day!
Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9 from 11am | Mont Gosford
The tourist centre always offers a ton of activities and this Saturday is no exception! How about a day of ice fishing on Lake Megantic (9am-4pm)? Or would you prefer something more active? There’s plenty of choice – 8 alpine and snowboard runs, 3 tubing courses, 30 kilometres of cross-country trails and 14 kilometres of snowshoe trails. In the evening, you can opt for a torchlit tour on snowshoes or cross-country skis (7pm-10pm).
Saturday, February 8 | Station Touristique Baie-des-Sables, Mégantic
THE winter sport attraction of the year and known well beyond Canada’s borders, is Valcourt’s annual Grand Prix Ski-Doo. This action-packed event is a series of nailbiting races featuring snowmobiles, ATVs (all-terrain vehicles), snowcross (racing across obstacles), motorbikes and much more….Come and cheer on the drivers and revel in the exciting atmosphere!
From Friday, February 7 to Sunday February 9 | Circuit Yvon-Duhamel, Valcourt
This Saturday, from 10am-12 noon, at the Cochons tout ronds in Racine, more than 20 food producers and artisans will be on hand to sell their delicious local fare – baked goods, meat, cold cuts, cheeses… It’s a great opportunity to stock up on some yummy ingredients to create a feast for your family and friends!
Saturday, February 8 | Cochons tout ronds, 192 route 222 in Racine
La Grande Dégelée celebrates the joys of winter with a slew of attractions – bumper cars (on ice!), fortress battles, tubing, a labyrinth, zip lines, horse-drawn wagon rides, taffy on snow, fireworks and a ton of fun!
Saturday, February 8, from 12 noon-6pm | Parc Daniel-Johnson, Granby