What to do this weekend – February 7-9

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!


The 20th edition of the Défi de la Gosford (Gosford Challenge)

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

Loads of activities at Station Touristique Baie-des-Sables

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


Speed and skill are front and centre during the snowmobile races

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

Stock up on local produce at the Winter Locavore market

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

A ton of fun at the Grande Dégelée winter fest in Granby

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

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