The Snowflake Kingdom is magical!
Featured Events January 7, 2019
The Snowflake Kingdom is magical! Photo credit: City of Gatineau
The Snowflake Kingdom is magical!
From February 1 to 18, 2019, plunge into the magic of winter at the 41st Winterlude event. Step into the Snowflake Kingdom and discover winter fun as a family. You can expect super slides, magnificent snow sculptures, a zipline, shows and all kinds of free activities at Gatineau’s Jacques-Cartier Park.

Can’t-miss features

Returning again this year, the tube slides – a fan-favourite – will be at the heart of the festivities! Ride down the popular Iceberg, Glacier and Chinook slides and choose from a total of 15 tube slides. Admire the beautiful magic-themed sculptures, some of which will be created live in front of festival-goers on opening day. Shows and travelling entertainment will be popping up at various locations throughout the event to dazzle attendees. There will also be many obstacle courses so that kids and kids-at-heart can have fun and test out their skills.

The fan-favourite slides will be at the center of the festivities. Photo credit: City of Gatineau
the fan-favourite slides will be at the center of the festivities at Winterlude's Snowflake Kingdom!

It’s all about the little ones

Always a hit with families, the Kiddie Zone is filled with play structures and traditional games. It features the return of the popular Giant Games, which are oversized versions of family favourites such as Foosball, Snakes and Ladders, Tic-Tac-Toe, Connect 4 and more! Children between the ages of 5 and 8 can get a free introduction to downhill skiing and snowboarding with dynamic instructors. When you’re ready to take a break from the activities, head to the family zone and warm up by the fire. And keep your eyes out for the Ice Hogs – the lovable Winterlude mascots that are always up for hugs!

Something new

Ready for a thrill? Challenge yourself on the zipline* and get a spectacular view of the Snowflake Kingdom from up high. On Saturday February 16 and Sunday February 17, take out your toque and mittens and come out to play with beloved characters from Racetime and Snowsnaps! On top of everything, there will be exciting games and wonderful door prizes to be won!

*there is a fee for this activity

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