Showtime in Gatineau!

The City of Gatineau has many theatres and show halls. Whether you're into theatre, music, or a good laugh, Gatineau's cultural scene has something in stock for you. Strat your day window shopping in one of the oldest sectors of Ottawa and cross vback to Gatineau on a very eco-friendly boat. Eat in a chic restaurant that won't cost you an arm and a leg and walk to charming Théâtre de l'île for a French immersion on an island in the middle of Brewery Creek.

The Byward Market is a must for fans of history, good food, and shopping. On your way back to Gatineau, you'll find that Au feel de l'eau's Aqua-taxi is not only a shuttle but a nice little cruise with no motors to cover the sounds of the wind and waves. Enjoy a great dinner at Cellier St-Jacques and walk to Théâtre de l'île, admiring Brewery Creek on the way there.

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Points of interest

Byward Market
55, rue Byward Market Square
Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 9C3

Establish by Lt-Col. John By in 1826, the ByWard Market is one of Canada's oldest and largest public markets. Join some friends for brunch, lunch or dinner, and then hit the shops for the highest quality food products, fashion brands and cutting edge trends. Morning, noon and night the ByWard Market has something just for you. Easily accessible on foot, by transit or by car, it offers a unique experience for all. SHOP - TASTE - LIVE Experience the ByWard Market

1 km
From the Byward Market, cross Major's Hill Park to reach the locks. If you're lucky, you might see them being hand-activated to let boats pass. The Aqua-taxi is just a little further down by the river.
Water-Taxis Au feel de l'eau
100, rue Laurier (derrière le Musée canadien de l'histoire)
Gatineau (Québec) K1A0M8

The 100% electric water-taxi is a water shuttle between the Ottawa docks (next to the locks, behind the Parliament) and the dock at the Canadian Museum of History. Universal accessibility and space for bicycles. The Aqua-Taxi also offers “On the path of Samuel de Champlain”, its discovery route. It is an original and very different way of going from Ottawa/Canadian Museum of History to the Casino Lac-Leamy or vice-versa. On the way you will have multiple possibilities to take memorable photographs as you cruise up or down the Ottawa river on a comfortable and quiet boat. The captain will be happy to point out to you the beautiful and famous landmarks along the way such as the House of the Prime Minister of Canada, the French Embassy, the Rideaux Falls and many more.. NEW in 2017: New stop at Richmond landing near the War museum

1,3 km
Pass the Canadian Museum of History and stroll through Vieux-Hull by foot. You will find several cafés, bars, boutiques, and heritage buildings. Located in a superb antique house, Cellier St-Jacques has theme menus almost every night.
Le Cellier St-Jacques
49, rue St-Jacques
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 2Y5

Charming restaurant in an ancestral house in downtown Gatineau (Old Hull). Come and taste wines from all around the world, or simply relax on one of their terraces. Enjoy a fresh market menu and discover their delicious tartares and ceviches.

600 m
First municipal theatre in Québec, Théâtre de l'île is in a former pumping station that was transformed in a beautiful show hall. Both community and professionnal productions are shown here and there are beautioful gardens to explore on the small island.
Théâtre de l'Île
1, rue Wellington
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 2H3

Built in 1886, this former water tower is now home to the Théâtre de l’Île and is an absolutely beautiful site. The first municipal theatre in Québec, it has been a perfect blend of community and professional theatre since 1976.