What to do at the cottage this winter ? Chalets à Rabais

What to do at the cottage this winter ?

If you don’t want to get away from it all in a tropical climate, a getaway to a chalet does the most good for a change of scenery. Winter and summer alike, there is no shortage of activities to keep you busy. Here are our tips for an exotic and rejuvenating stay at the chalet and in the surrounding area. Remember that winter is shorter when you play outside!

Observing the stars

Away from the city’s light pollution, the chalet is the perfect place for stargazing. Wrapped up in a sleeping bag or under a pile of blankets, take advantage of this moment of relaxation and silence to recharge your batteries. In winter, you have the advantage of being able to observe the stars earlier in the evening before the children go to bed. Did you know Orion is the star in winter? This constellation takes on the shape of an hourglass when you link its brightest stars together.

Go on snowshoes

Snowshoeing lets you take unexplored paths and takes you off the beaten track. This activity has the advantage of appealing to the whole family, even children from the age of 4. To transform the experience a bit, why not go on a hike at dusk equipped with a headlamp to enlighten you? The experience will be magical!

Brunch outside

Yes, yes, even in the middle of winter, you can eat outside! Coffee stove, hot chocolate, raclette pan to cook eggs and bacon, roasts grilled on the campfire, lunch outside in the middle of winter is out of the ordinary and is one of the little pleasures that you only come to. in the chalet. Is it supper time? Take out the fondue pot and make yourself a cheese fondue in the snow.

Dog sledding

Many companies across Quebec offer the experience of dog sledding. Find out where the chalet is located. Although expensive, this activity will remain etched in your memory forever.

Observe and feed the animals at Parc Oméga (OUTAOUAIS)

A day to remember awaits you at this awe-inspiring 2,000-acre natural site, home to several species of North American wildlife. Nothing to do with traditional zoos! Parc Omega offers you a drive to observe all the animals in their natural habitat and walking and snowshoeing trails where you will have the chance to feed the white-tailed deer. Bring carrots!

Walking alpacas at Domaine Poissant (MONTÉRÉGIE)

Do you like activities that are out of the ordinary? Le Domaine Poissant in Saint-Hilaire invites you to come and walk with an alpaca in the woods. You will have the chance to pet it, feed it and of course take pictures. A must do with the kids!

Skating at the Domaine de la forêt perdue (MAURICIE)

The most beautiful icy trails in an enchanting setting in the heart of a mature pine forest are at Domaine de la forêt perdue. The 15 km of trails will give you the impression of losing yourself in nature. Due to the pandemic, online reservation is mandatory before the visit.

Sliding at the Super glissades Saint-Jean de Matha (LANAUDIÈRE)

For a day of pure pleasure, tube slides have no place. Renowned for 25 years, the Super Glissades Saint-Jean de Matha are a must-see destination in the Lanaudière region. They are even open in the evening! Remember to follow the rules of social distancing.

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