It’s crazy how a third day off transforms a regular week-end into a real holiday! And though the Outaouais is known as a family destination, Gatineau and its surroundings are a perfect place to gather with your adult friends and have some fun! Read on!

Playing outside

The nice weather means all kinds of summer activities are back and finiding a way to play undwer the sun is going to be a very easy task. Cycling (Nokia Sunday Bikedays, for example), zip treks, hiking : we have it all! It's also the last week-end of the Canadian Tulip Festival. Enjoy the colourful flower beds as you lazily stroll downtown. Unless you’d prefer just chilling under the sun? in that case…

… Vieux-Hull is waiting!

The patios are open! And since they open in the afternoon, go have a drink under the sun before enjoying a great dinner in one the excellent neighbouring restaurants? Close your eyes, let the sun rays soak in and the 4 jeudis’ legendary patio will make you appreciate life a bit more. Next door, the Où Quoi’s patio might be smaller but it’s the one receiving the most sunlight do to its strategic position. Their impressive cocktail lis twill impress you! For a complete list of bars and patios, click here!

The 4 jeudi's awesome patio!
The 4 jeudi's awesome patio!

Off to the Casino!

After you drink(s) and dinner, it’s time to get your groove on. The Casino Lac Leamy is where it’s going on! Sunday May 22, DJ Cédric Gervais will drop beats at Club Alea, the Casino’s prestigious dreambox. If you’ve never been, you should know that every night is party night! By the way, the Casino is open 24/7 so you could start AND end your evening there, no matter what time you plan on going to bed, if at all. Many bars and restaurants are in the complex, often featuring live music. Don’t feel like dancing? Take a look at the Zone, where you and your friends can have fun in a casino within a casino. Interact with enthusiastic MCs and have a great time! Poker fans? Then be there on Saturday the 21st at 8pm as champion Jonathan Duhamel will be giving master classes! Don’t worry if you stay until the wee hours of the morning; you can always sleep in the next day!

But these are only suggestions! Check out www.outaouaistourism.com to discover all the region has to offer!

Cover photo: Club Aléa (Casino du Lac Leamy)

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