Destinations to explore, January 9, 2023 2023-01-09
@ Les Maximes

Winter has arrived in the Centre-du-Québec region, and all sorts of surprises are in store for you - whether you’re escaping from the hustle of everyday life or simply making the most of this beautiful season. Softly falling snow is this region’s invitation to you to be outside and recharge with a stroll in regional parks, take a wonderful whirl on your skates, head for a slide down the slopes, immerse yourself in local culture, or taste a variety of local flavours. Here are just a few suggestions to experience winter to the fullest in the Centre-du-Québec.

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Enjoy outdoor winter fun

As soon as the snow arrives, the region transforms into a massive outdoor winter playground. Take a trip down the slopes of Mont Gleason, the ultimate authentic family ski resort. Complete with a ski school, a lively, welcoming atmosphere and cozy log cabin, this 28-run ski area with several wooded trails, an enchanted forest, and snow parks is the perfect place for fun – no matter your age.

Would you rather ride than slide? Explore 24 kilometres of snowy trails at the Gentilly River Regional Park on a fatbike. Whether you want to introduce the family to this popular activity, or just venture out with friends and explore trails that crisscross breathtaking scenery, there’s absolutely something for everyone. Plus, it’s a one-stop experience, with rental equipment available to simplify your planning.

Cultural and gourmet outings for a welcome break from routine

After a day of excitement in the fresh air, it's time to fill up on culture... and warm your stomach! The Carré 150 de Victoriaville offers incredible cultural discoveries throughout the seasons. Varied and unique programming includes all of the performing arts, from music concerts to comedy evenings, as well as theatre and dance. For lovers of repertory cinema, there’s also a Ciné-Club where renowned independent productions are shown.

For lovers of Quebec terroir, visit La Grange Pardue, a farm-based brewery in the heart of charming Ham-Nord. Whether you're in the mood for craft beer tasting - made from regional ingredients, of course - or a lesson on brewery itself, this is the place to meet passionate artisans and taste the real flavours of the region.

Tourisme Centre-du-Québec
Photo credit: La Grange Pardue

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