Turbines and waterslides

It's a hot and sunny day and you want to spend it with your family? Well you're in the right region! Today, you'll take advantage of all the water there is here. Whether it's the water that spins the turbines at a hydroelectric generating station or the one that makes you zip down a slide, a splendid day awaits, just a few kilometres from downtown Gatineau. A nice visit followed by an afternoon Under the sun: could one ask for more?

Start your day by a free visit at the Rapides-Farmer Generating Station. The whole tribe, young and older, will be astonished by Québec's hydroelectric know-how, beautifully displayed here. From there, you'll only be a short drive from Mont-Cascades Waterpark, nestled in the beautiful Collines de l'Outaouais. There's a waterslide for everyone! End this awesome day with a family dinner at East Side Mario's and everyone will have a good night sleep, with both head and tummy full!

1 day
with water

Points of interest

Rapides-Farmer Generating Station
2740, rue St-Louis
Gatineau (Québec) J8V 3X6

Discover the heritage of the Rapides-Farmer power station, located a few kilometres from downtown Gatineau. You will be fascinated by the history, the hydroelectric facilities and the enchanting setting of this river-run power station, which has been in operation since 1927. Admission: Free. IMPORTANT NOTE: Visitors aged 18 years and over must present photo ID (health insurance card, driver's licence or passport) before touring the facility. The visit is not recommended for children under 2 years of age.

15 km
From the station, head north on Road 307 until you reach chemin du Mont-Cascades. A ski resort in the winter and a waterpark in the summer neighbouring a splendid golf course, it truly is a year-round destination. You can also eat there.
Mont Cascades Mountain Waterpark
448, chemin Mont Cascades
Cantley (Québec) J8V 3B2

Mont Cascades Mountain Waterpark is THE National Capital Region’s premier family recreation centre. Just 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa and Gatineau, Mont Cascades = fun guaranteed ! This mountain waterpark is designed to entertain the whole family. It features four water slides for adults, six slides for the kids, six slides for all the family members, a large activity area with waterfalls, swimming pools, a vast picnic area as well as a complete restaurant. Great location for office parties, family celebrations or outings with friends.

23 km
Everybody got wet and had fun and now it's time for dinner. East Side Mario's is perfect for families and it's very central in relation to the hotels in Gatineau.