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Pandemic or not; we can still have fun on the North Shore!

Pandemic or not; we can still have fun on the North Shore!

This period of pandemic is provoking; what can be done for fun by respecting the health instructions? The Arsenal Media team will give you some ideas before the weekend!

For outdoor activities; we still have several options; starting with the Rapido de Sept-Îles cross-country ski club which offers 12 cross-country ski trails and ten snowshoe routes for a total of 50 kilometers of trails in the heart of the forest. It is possible to rent equipment on site (boots; ski; snowshoes). The Club is open from Wednesday to Sunday; from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For people with a more adventurous soul; why not try one of the famous Sentiers de la Côte? Bénédicte Filippi and Julien Picherit offer dozens of trails along the North Coast; their website is magnificent and practical; it contains images; maps; the distance to be covered per trail; the time it takes to do it; etc.

Also; the Gallix station; of course! Slides; rental shop; snow park; school track; off-piste; snowshoes and restaurant and bar service. The resort team has created outdoor facilities to enjoy a good hot chocolate or an aperitif with the whole family or friends!

Skating and hockey lovers; let’s not forget the 8 open-air rinks of Sept-Îles: Moisie; Les Plages; Stade Holliday; Camille-Marcoux; Bois-Joli; Canton-Arnaud; Clarke City and Gallix. However; the cabins are closed and there is no surveillance.

There are also the two stadiums of Sept-Îles; it is possible to book now as a family bubble; so we can have the ice cream for ourselves! You can book twice a week for an hour on the ice each time. The City Council requests the vaccination card for this activity.

The Louis-Ange-Santerre Library of Sept-Îles is open! Why not go and find a book; warm; to immerse yourself in reading this January … an ideal time to relax reading a good novel in front of the fireplace.

The City Council of Sept-Îles reminds us that we can also reserve the gymnasium of the Socio-Recreational Center to practice certain sports in formula one against one (badminton; volleyball; pickleball). We can be from a different family bubble than our playmate.

The pool is closed at the moment; because there is work; but the City Council is analyzing the possibility of offering free swimming from January 17.

For judo; karate or music school classes; you can contact the organization in question to find out if they offer private sessions.

The Côte-Nord Regional Museum invites you to visit its exhibitions. It is open from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekends and Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. Please note that the Ô Muses store will be closed on Sunday; because the government’s instructions to close stores on that day also apply to this store. The Museum can accommodate up to 25 people at the same time; there is hand sanitizer everywhere; you must wear a mask and respect physical distancing. The vaccination passport is not required.


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