FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY, PLAY OUTSIDE! A program to appreciate the benefits of the outdoors with ease at Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook and Parc Découverte Nature!
Coaticook, January 26th 2023 – In February, Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook and Parc Découverte Nature offer a variety of activities that will meet the needs of various customers having one thing in common, the desire to enjoy the outdoors within their enchanting sites!
“The goal of FEBRUARY, PLAY OUTSIDE! is to liven up our sites by offering special events throughout the month of February and not one weekend only, such as in the past years with La Fête des Neiges. The new 2023 concept is part of the Plaisirs d’hiver calendar and it allows us to highlight our offered activities, but in an improved way to welcome people again and again. explains Caroline Sage, general manager of Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook and Parc Découverte Nature.
CLOSED FEBRUARY 4th, RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY 11, 2023! SATURDAY ON ICE AT PARC DÉCOUVERTE NATURE
The Park is kicking off its fishing season through the organization of a fishing tournament in which participants may catch the paying trout. Four larger rainbow trout were identified. Each lucky fish will allow the participant to win $500. Each contestant will have one hour to complete the challenge. A special ticket will be sold on the site to participate in this adventure!
Daily access is required and it includes fishing equipment and bait as well as access to Acoatica in winter version! You can test your knowledge and skills in this virtual fishing game by playing the various interactive and immersive inside games. Please note that Parc Découverte Nature will be open on February 11, 18 and 25th, 2023 and reservations are required in order to have the desired time period.
FEBRUARY 11th , 2023 – STAR SATURDAY – 5 to 8 PM AT PARC DE LA GORGE DE COATICOOK
The Park extends its opening hours for a 5 to 8 under the stars! Bring your skates and enjoy the outdoor rink to the sound of DJ FBI. It will make you move, sing and have a magical evening!
Fans of evening activities will be able to take up the Liéri challenge, this outdoor escape game will be offered during this event only! Who is Liéri? It is a mythical creature that usually goes into hibernation in the fall, but not this year. The Liéri stayed awake this year and wants to amuse visitors on the mountain path. Access to 17 km of fatbike trails will also be available. A headlamp will be a must for both the Liéri and the fatbike activities. The purchase of a daily ticket is required.
FEBRUARY 18th, 2023 – SWEET SATURDAY AT PARC DE LA GORGE DE COATICOOK
With the purchase of a daily ticket for one of the Park’s activities, visitors can ride a sleigh for free. This sleigh ride is the perfect means of transport to the farmhouse! For a few dollars more, visitors can indulge their sweet tooth and taste taffy on snow and even meet the Cannelle and Mocha ponies who will be on duty to offer rides. A snack bar featuring local flavored products including alcoholic beverages will be open for Sweet Saturday at Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook as well as for Star Saturday and Samily Saturday.
FEBRUARY 25th , 2023 – FAMILY SATURDAY AT PARC DE LA GORGE DE COATICOOK
Dog sled rides are back from February 25th to 28th with the discovery formula! People will be able to drive or be transported by a team of dogs who love humans! Reservations are mandatory and include access to winter hiking trails, snowshoeing, fatbike, farmhouse, inflatable games and pony rides (extra charge)! Parking is free.
February Play Outside is presented in partnership with CIGN 96.7 FM
- Reserve your access online at qc.ca and at decouvertenature.qc.ca.
- Dogs are allowed at Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook, but they must be on a leash.
- Rentals of snowscooters and snowshoes are available on site.
- Maps of snowshoe trails, fatbike and winter hiking are available on the website and ONDAGO.
- The suspended footbridge offers a free show every evening! Accessible via Child street, this iconic symbol lights up every evening in a series of colors and animations.
Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook (400 St-Marc street, Coaticook, Quebec J1A 2M3 – 1 888-524-6743 – gorgedecoaticook.qc.ca) is a non-profit organization welcoming more than 300,000 visitors annually. As a major tourist team player in the Eastern Townships region, it offers customers outdoor activities through all four seasons: Foresta Lumina, summer and winter hiking, camping, mountain hiking, fatbike, farmhouse and other winter products.
Parc Découverte Nature (2471, Baldwin-Barnston road, Coaticook, Québec J1A 2S4 – 1 888 524-6743 – decouvertenature.qc.ca) is a non-profit organization welcoming more than 12,000 visitors annually. Its prominent
activity is Acoatica, an interactive survival adventure. In winter, ice fishing is a must!
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Source & Information
Josée Petit,Marketing and Operation Manager, Foresta Lumina
819 849-2331 ext. 230
400 St-Marc street, Coaticook, Québec J1A 2M3