School’s out for summer, and it’s vacation time!

For kids, vacation = lots of fun and activities; for parents, it can also mean significant expenses.

The Outaouais is THE family destination, and our Top 50 list proves it! Here are 50 things families of 2 adults and 2 kids can do for $50 or less. Click on the name of each attraction to find out more!

Have an #Outaouaisfun summer!

(Pssst: don’t forget to visit our Family Month section. Family Month starts on July 1, and it’s packed with special offers!)

NATIONAL MUSEUMS

Family pass $36 (up to 5 persons, maximum 2 adults)

Picnic area

Family pass $35 for 1 film (up to 5 persons, maximum 2 adults)

Picnic area

Family pass $35 (up to 5 persons, maximum 2 adults)

Family pass $36 (up to 5 persons, maximum 2 adults)

Tiny Tot (0–2): Free
Child (3–12): $9.50
Student (13+): $11.50
Adult: $13.50
Senior (65+): $11.50

Family pass $26 (up to 5 persons, maximum 2 adults)

Picnic area

Family pass $30 (up to 5 persons, maximum 2 adults)

SITES OPERATED BY SÉPAQ

Day pass: Adults $8.50, children 17 and under free

Camping: $23–$28 per night (except ready-to-camp units)

Bike rental: Adults $14 per hour, children 17 and under free (4‑hour and full-day rental also available)

Boat rental: $15–$20 per hour (4‑hour and full-day rental also available)

Picnic area

Day pass: Adult $8.70, child $4.35

Camping: $33–$53 per night (except ready-to-camp units and cottages)

Boat rental: $15–$20 per hour (4‑hour and full-day rental also available)

Picnic area

Camping: $22–$33 per night (except ready-to-camp units and cottages)

Boat rental: $15–$19 per hour (4‑hour and full-day rental also available)

PARKS OPERATED BY THE CITY OF GATINEAU

Free public beach access

Boat rental: $7–$8 per 3-hour period

Cycling and hiking trails

Children’s play structures

Picnic area

Free public access

Boat rental from $10 depending on the type of craft and rental period

Picnic area

Free public beach access

Boat rental: $13–$16 per hour

Picnic area

Free public access

Children’s play structure

Free public access

Children’s play structure

VISITS TO OFFICIAL INSTITUTIONS

Picnic area available at each location.

Free public access.

For visiting hours, please consult the individual websites.

FARM VISITS

Picnic area available at each location.

$5 per person for a guided tour and visit with all the animals

Free admission to most stops on the route

Ages 5 and under: Free

Ages 6–14: $4

Ages 15+: $10

Ages 2 and under: Free

Ages 3–12: $9

Ages 13+: $12

PICK-YOUR-OWN

Priced by weight or by volume depending on location.

Raspberries, blueberries, haskap (honeyberries), cherries

Strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins

10 varieties of raspberries, 7 varieties of blueberries

Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, squash, pumpkins, sweet corn

Children’s play structures

Strawberries

Blueberries

Guided farm tours, visits with the animals

OTHER ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Individual campsites (tent or recreational vehicle): $39 per night, including beach access

Cycling, hiking, visits to various points of interest, free public beach access. Dogs allowed in most areas.

Boat rental (Meech, Philippe and La Pêche lakes): $20–$50 depending on rental period

Several picnic areas

Water shuttle between the Canadian Museum of History and the Ottawa Locks

Child: One way $5, round trip $8

Adult: One way $6, round trip $10

Dogs welcome

Family water maze adventure: $49.50/paddle boat

Walking adventure: $15 per family

Canoe rental: $30

Family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children): $28.99

Children age 3 and under: Free

$14.95 per person

Free

Board game rental $1.99–$14.99 depending on the retail value of the game

You can play at the store or rent a game to take back to your house or hotel

Family pass $19.60

Family pass $13

Picnic area

Dogs welcome

$5–$10 depending on the type of bike

Wacky Putt: Children $6, adults $8

SPECIAL EVENTS

Free

Free access to children’s show and festival park

Picnic area

Children under 5: Free

Ages 5–12: $10

Ages 13+: $20

Free

Picnic area

Free

Picnic area

Free

Free

  • Northern Lights sound & light show on Parliament Hill (July 9–September 10)

Free

Free

Picnic area

Free

Ages 11 and under: Free

Ages 12+: $8

Prices given are as listed on the venue and event websites, and do not include taxes. Please allow for parking fees for some activities.

 

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