Family is forever!

Visiting the Outaouais with the kids? Great idea! We love families so much we even have Family month! At any time of the year, there are countless activities and occasions to have a good time with your loved ones.
Start your getaway at the Canadian Children's Museum, within the Canadian History Museum. This magical, touch-anything-you-like experience will surely be a big hit with your little explorers. Afterwards, jump in the car and head west. You will end up in Vieux-Aylmer, a most charming part of the city. Eat a bite and snoop around the lovelyn boutiques in this heritage sector. Then, off to the countryside! In about 5 minutes, you'll be breathing fresh country air at Potager Eardley. Whether they're picking strawberries in June or pumpkins in October, the kids will be delighted to choose their own bounty. If they're still fidgety at the end of day, go back to Aylmer and let them loose in Parc des Cèdres. There, a nice sandy beach awaits you, alomng with play structures and the best sunset in the Outaouais.

1 day
with the family

Points of interest

Canadian Children's Museum
100, rue Laurier
Gatineau (Québec) K1A 0M8

Hands on adventure! Passports in hand, visitors discover one incredible destination after another. Whether on a visit to homes in the International Village, a trek to a desert pyramid or a stroll through the bustling Market Bazaar, young visitors encounter endless ways to learn about the world and one another. A world of discovery where parents have as much fun as their kids.

21 km
In this case, the longest way is also the nicest. Cross the Portage Bridge and take Sir-John-A.-MacDonald Drive. Before crossing back on the Québec side by the Champlain Bridge, look down at the Remic Rapids and see the stone sculptures from artist John Ceprano. On Principale Street in Aylmer, Bistro Mexicana has a nice kids menu.
Destination rue Principale du Vieux-Aylmer
115, rue Principale
Gatineau (Québec) J9H 3M2

Destination rue Principale du Vieux-Aylmer will make you discover a lively street with specialized boutiques in this historic area. Come admire its ancestral homes and discover its treasures: a fine chocolatier, gourmet restaurants, fine grocers and sausage makers. Also features artisan specialists, art galleries, the widest variety of beer in Quebec, magnificent terraces and cafés, a tea house and a breath-taking sunset over the Ottawa River.

4,7 km
Ever tried a black currant sorbet? Then head to Potager Eardley, following the street of the same name. You'll find a world of flavours to discover: 11 types of strawberries, 6 kinds of blueberries, homemade ketchup, squashes...
Potager Eardley
398, chemin Eardley
Gatineau (Québec) J9J 2Y9

This agritourism farm grows fruits and vegetables, including strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, sweet corn, pumpkins, and squash. Experience the pleasures of picking your own fruit. Potager Eardley also produces artisanal ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and frozen yogurt.

4,2 km
The kids want more? Come back to Aylmer and discover Parc des Cèdres. They'll have fun in the play structures while you sit back and admire a spectacular sunset.
Parc des Cèdres
Place Parc des Cèdres
Gatineau (Québec)

Numerous outdoor activities are available: cycling and in-line skating on the recreational path, tennis, basket-ball, baseball and volley-ball and swimming. You will also find a snack bar, a dressing room and showers, as well as a special park for kids.