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What to do in February and for Valentine’s Day 2023

To the point Here is a list of free and paid activities to do during the month of February 2023 as well as ideas for Valentine's Day.

Cultural and Lights

  • The Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau offers the exhibition“From Pepinot to PAW Patrol®“. Going there to see the puppets and costumes from our childhood shows.
  • Luminothérapie (downtown Montreal): Six colorful works and architectural projections invade the Quartier des spectacles for our beautiful eyes. Free.
  • Illumi in Laval will continue to shine with its high definition projections and 25 million lights. Impossible to miss when you are on Highway 15.
  • Onhwa’Lumina is an enchanted 1.2 km nocturnal journey to meet the Huron-Wendat people. In Wendake (Quebec region).
  • February 25 is Shawicon, which is perfect for meeting famous people and buying original merchandise from favorite movies or books.
  • Oh shit! This is the title of an amazing and much loved exhibition on poop at the Musée de la civilisation in Quebec City.
  • The Montreal International Children’s Film Festival starts on February 25.



  • Montagne du Diable Regional Park: For 80 km of hiking and snowshoeing trails, 98 km of ski trails and to visit the new 21-meter high observation tower.
  • On February 11 and 25, starting at 6:00 pm, it’s LUMINO at the Parc du Domaine Vert. Snow tubing, lighted skating and snowshoeing, torchlight walk and music are on the menu.
  • Between February 10 and March 12, 2023 in Quebec City, the Village Nordik offers an ice fishing experience on the Bassin Louise.
  • Every Saturday in February between 3:30 pm and 11 pm, there is a winter astronomy evening at the ASTROLab at the foot of Mount Megantic. A show about the Webb Space Telescope is presented and then you can take a torchlight walk.
  • Get a log! Live the era of the lumberjacks who tell of their exploits, while eating local sausages and drinking microbrewery beer. At the Jacques-Cartier National Park, in the Quebec City area.
  • For an original activity, walk an alpaca at Domaine Poissant in Mont-St-Hilaire.
  • In Ottawa and Gatineau, it’s the wonderful Winterlude from February 3 to 20. Both cities are bustling with activity, from sledding in Jacques-Cartier Park North, to ice sculptures on Sparks Street, to sleigh rides in the Byward Market. Mostly free activities.
  • At Frédéric-Back Park in Montreal, La TOHU offers free cross-country skis and snowshoes for 2 hours.
Crédit photo Site web Ville de Gatineau

Carnival and festival


What to do on Valentine's Day

This year, Valentine’s Day is a Tuesday!

In addition to all the activities listed above that take place on the weekend before or after this day, you have other choices.


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Header photo credit: Francis Gagnon, Destination Québec cité, Village Vacances Valcartier

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