Summer is for playing!

Enjoy the longest days of the year in the Outaouais. In just one day, you'll go through a whole range of experiences sitting in warm sand, climbing up trees, gliding on the water, savouring the moment in the woods or in the city's festive atmosphere.
Time to prepare a picnic! In Cantley, la Source des Saveurs (licensed by local cheesemaker La Trappe à fromage) has all the local goodness you need: cheese, bread, pastries, charcuteries... They have it all! Eat your lunch and defy gravity at Arbraska Laflèche's aerial parks, made for all members of the family. Ity's time to head to the Outaouais' bayou and discover little-known parts of the region... on an airboat! On your way back, enjoy the warm sand at Parc du Lac-Beauchamp's beach and head to dowtown Ottawa at sunset for spectacular multimedia show Northern Lights on Parliament Hill. Days like this can't be long enough!

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Points of interest

La Trappe à fromage
200, rue Bellehumeur
Gatineau (Québec) J8T 8N6

La Trappe à Fromage specializes in artisanal cheese-making. From their famous daily fresh cheese curds, to house cheddars and fine cheeses, La Trappe à Fromage offers a wide array of local and regional products. You will find over 350 of the worlds finnest cheeses. Also on site are micobrewerie beers, a fresh bakery, a fine grocery and deli section. You can also pick up one of their chef's delicious home cooked meal. Free samplings are also available. Come see how they make the cheese!

12,2 km
At Arbraska Laflèche is a mysterious cave, dating at least 20,000 years! Temperature is around 4° C year round so be sure to have warm clothes if you plan on visiting it, even in the middle of summer.
Arbraska Laflèche
255, route Principale
Val-des-Monts (Québec) J8N 4B7

Come and live exciting moments on treetops and have fun on our zip lines, suspended bridges, swings, nets and way more! Release your inner Tarzan while flying over a 168 meter lake on a giant zip line that will propel you 45km/h! Arbraska Laflèche isn’t only air routes but also many other adventures to share with family, friends or colleagues such as GPS rally, Via Ferrata, team building, cave exploration or night treks for the bravest! Discover also the depth of the earth in the famous Laflèche Cave, the biggest visited cave in the Canadian Shield. Equipped with an explorer helmet, you will be able to observe the 1001 mysteries of the underworld while living an unforgettable moment.

36,4 km
Drive along sublime Lac McGregor and notice the many islands. It has been cottage country for many generations of visitors including the Oblates who in 1894 built a nice chapel that can still be seen today.
Bayou Outaouais - airboat tours
Baie McLarin, 1230, rue Notre-Dame
Gatineau (Québec)

Join us for an exciting and educational experience aboard our 8-passenger airboat, the only one of its kind in Canada! Discover the natural beauty of the Ottawa River Wildlife Reserve and the rich diversity of its flora and fauna. Watch ospreys in action and beavers at work in their natural habitat, observe painted turtles, great blue herons, a variety of snakes, and many more birds, mammals and reptiles.

4,6 km
Parc du lac-Beauchamp offers many activities year tound such as Wonders of Sand at the beginning of July, where sand sculptors create spectacular temporary works of art.
Centre de plein air du Lac-Beauchamp
745, boul. Maloney Est
Gatineau (Québec)

Lac-Beauchamp Park offers 213 hectors of recreational installations that are accessible all year round. The main pavilion offers services and equipment rental. With 15 km of recreational trails, this is the perfect location for swimming, canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sliding and skating.

14,3 km
Drive along the Ottawa River on newly renovated Jacques-Cartier Street to get to downtown Ottawa. Around sunset, head for Parliament Hill and be amazed by Northern Lights!
Northern Lights
111, rue Wellington (Colline parlementaire)
Ottawa (Ontario) K1A 0AG

This experience of sound and light is a thrilling thematic journey through Canada’s history presented in spectacular detail against the backdrop of the Parliament Buildings. Don't miss this free, bilingual show, presented nightly in Canada’s Capital Region from July 9 through September 10, 2016. In July at 10 PM, in August at 9:30 Pm and in September at 9 PM.