Programs, Activities & Festivals


The Heart of Chelsea - February 2

The Municipality of Chelsea and Commerce Chelsa, in partnership with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, invite you to a fun filled family event on February 2nd. 

Date : Saturday, February 2, 2019

Heure : 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Lieu : Different locations in the Centre-Village


Details here.


Winter Fun Days January 19 and 20

Chelsea Recreation, Sport, Culture and Community Life in collaboration with Loisirs Chelsea Nord Farm Point, Sentier Chelsea Trail, and Voie Verte Chelsea invite you to the Winter Fun Day event!

A weekend to entertain the whole family on the Chelsea Community Trail and Farm Point Park, with the most spectacular views of the Gatineau River!

Come celebrate the fun of winter sports with us!



A Magical Christmas in Chelsea 

Join us for a magical moment and get into the holiday spirit on December 1st and 2nd. Activities for the whole family on site.

Details here. 


Chelsea Recreation and Community Services

If you are part of a community group, service, association or if you have a commerce in Chelsea, reserve a kiosk now! It's a great way to promote your activities or services at a low cost! Take the opportunity to have a registration or recruitment session, to do the launch or presentation of a new service or activity!


Deadline to reserve a kiosk: August 8, 2018


For detailed information, please contact Marie Danielle Michaud by phone at 819-827-6202 or by email at


Municipal initiatives for an active and healthy community! 

The Recreation, Sport, Culture and Community Life Department is proud and happy to present three initiatives which promote the development of abilities and basic movements permitting to get and integrate «physical literacy» has a healthy way of living. It is through games, fun activities and interesting trainings that we propose to gain all this, and at no charge! Learn what is «physical literacy» by clicking here.  

RECREATION ZONE, Fall-Winter 2018-2019 edition is now available !

The new Recreation Zone, including all the activities of the Municipality of Chelsea and the Meredith Centre, is out ! Discover a variety of courses for the whole family !  Download the program here.




Conditions of the Winter Trail along the railway corridor, further to the passage of the trail grooming equipment for February 1st, 2019.

Snow density: 13 cm after grooming

Precipitations since last passage: 13 cm of snow and 0 mm of rain

  • Morrison’s Quarry to Cascades : Good, enough snow to ski;
  • Cascades to Burnett : Good, rocks in some areas;
  • Burnett to Kirks Ferry: Good, best area to ski on trail;
  • Kirk’s Ferry to Mill: Good, well traced ski trail;
  • Mill to Wallace: Good, surface has improved;

The Winter Trail conditions are updated on our website every Friday afternoon during the season

For more information, please contact the Recreation Department at 819-827-6228.






ADDRESS: 311 chemin de la rivière Chelsea QC

AREA: Farm Point, District 5

TYPE OF RINK: Outdoor, with borders and lights

FACILITIES: Service Cabin, also close to the community center





ADDRESS: 12, chemin du Parc, Chelsea Qc

AREA: Glen Hollow, District 6

TYPE OF RINK: Outdoor, with borders and lights

FACILITIES: Service Cabin, next to the community center


CONDITIONS : Very good


MUNICIPAL ICE RINK CENTRE VILLAGE (Soccer field located in front of Chelsea Elementary)

ADDRESS: 74 chemin Old Chelsea, Chelsea QC

AREA: Centre- Village, District 2

TYPE OF RINK: Outdoor, no borders with lights

FACILITIES: Service Cabin, near the town hall and the municipal library





ADDRESS:  Road, Chelsea QC

AREA: Centre- Village, District 2

TYPE OF RINK: Outdoor, no borders, with lights and music






Earth Day


Folk PicNic in Meech Valley
Cultural Days

 Cultural Policy

Cultural Policy

Word from the Director

On behalf of the team, Marie Danielle, Anouchka, Amélie, Samuel and Sophie, the volunteers and myself, it is with pleasure that I welcome you to the Recreation, Sports, Culture, Library and Community Life section of this website.

An important part of our work is to inform residents of Chelsea of new recreation, sports, culture and community life activities as well as services and activities offered at the library. Furthermore, we inform residents of activities offered by Chelsea Community Groups supported under the umbrella of the Chelsea Policy on the Recognition and Support of Community Organizations.

We also offer a range of activities and quality learning experiences which are safe, accessible, diversified and adapted to the needs and characteristics of the community.

For several years now, we publish the activities program "Recreation Zone", which contains the list of courses offered by the Municipality, the Meredith Centre as well as the activities offered at the library and by Chelsea community groups.

The Recreation, Sports, Culture and Community Life Department also offers Community Hall rentals, which are ideal for events such as meetings, workshops, conferences, an event launch, benefit galas, receptions, etc. and all at competitive prices. We also have Sports Grounds to accommodate your soccer games, baseball and hockey matches.

The Meredith Centre also plays an important role in sports, dissemination and development of the arts in the Municipality. The center is however managed by an external organization, Chelsea Foundation. I invite you to visit their website and / or directly contact the center for further information about their activities.

In conclusion, the Recreation, Sports, Culture and Community life Team strives to offer Chelsea residents a program of recreational, sporting and cultural activities as well as community events in order to adequately meet the expectations and needs of a dynamic and constantly evolving population.

Ronald Rojas,
Director of the Recreation, Sports, Culture and Community Life Department



Woods for deer and gardens for gardeners!

Beautiful and graceful creatures, deer are loved by all but gardeners. Those voracious animals can, indeed, devastate a landscape planning in no time. Thus, it could be helpful to know witch plants are ignored by deer. Generally, deer avoid hairy or prickly foliage and stem, bitter taste, aromatic perfume and toxic plants.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of plants that deer dislike and that will embellish your garden or your backyard.

ANNUALS: Ageratum, silver ragwort, Papaver, Calendula, verbena and Zinnia.

PERENNIAL: Achillea, Aconitum, Alchemilla, Alyssum, Arabis, Artemesia, Aubrieta, Ajuga, Campanula, Dicentra, Digitalis, Festuca, most ferns, geranium, iris, lupine, grass, Nepeta, Stachys, Papaver, peony, Rudbeckia, Perovskia,

 SWEET HERBS: chives, fennel, lavender, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme.

SHRUBS AND TREES: Aralia, Buddleia, Crataegus, birch, Buxus, Elaeagnus, Cornus, Berberis, spruces, Ribes, Juniperus, pines, Potentilla, Spirea, Sambucus, Viburnum.

VEGETABLES: garlic, pumpkins, cucumbers, gourdes, onions, rhubarb

Yes, humans and deer can cohabitate with each other … not as intruders!

Suzanne Legros, horticulturalist