What's on in the Outaouais July 26 - August 1st

Published on July 23 2019

No need to travel far to get the most out of summer! This week, you’ll find festivals and outdoor activities aplenty in every corner of the Outaouais.

Activities and Events!

Vélo MSM Mountain Fest 2019

One of the premiere mountain bike events in eastern Canada is held every year at Mont Ste-Marie, right here in the Outaouais! Keen cyclists won’t want to miss this event. The Vélo MSM team awaits you with three days of epic biking, fun and challenging races for all abilities, an industry expo, bike demos, and lots of activities for the whole family.

Where

Mont Ste-Marie – 76 De la Montagne Road, Lac Sainte-Marie.

When

Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost

From $25 to $100 depending on age group and ticket type.

Good to know

Be among the first to test Mont Ste-Marie’s three new bike trails during this event!

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Lac-Simon Beach Party

This weekend, the Petite-Nation is the place to party—beach party, that is. What’s that about? A fine sand beach, great music, food trucks, inflatable games, live shows, and to top it all off, fireworks! Fun guaranteed!

Where

Municipal beach – 760 Du Tour du Lac Road, Chénéville.

When

Saturday, July 27 from 1 p.m. to midnight.

Cost

Free.

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Gatineau Rock Festival

This Thursday, the top names in Quebec rock will hit the stage to kick off the Gatineau Rock Festival. Featured artists include Éric Lapointe, Ruff Edge, UnderCover and Time for Pink Floyd. If you’re a rock fan, you’ll love this popular event!

Where

Robert Guertin Arena parking lot – 125 Carillon Street, Gatineau.

When

August 1–3.

Cost

General admission, all shows: $69 | General admission, August 1: $44 | General admission, August 2 and 3: $24 | VIP tickets also available.

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Rock climbing at Kenauk Nature

Are you up for 48 feet (15 metres) of challenging fun? At Kenauk Nature, visitors and outdoor enthusiasts can now test their climbing skills on the all-new giant outdoor climbing wall. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, Kenauk’s certified staff will help you extract the maximum enjoyment from this activity. Coming with a group? You can book the entire site for a day or an evening, summer and winter!

Where

Kenauk Nature – 1000 Kenauk Road, Montebello.

When

Open year round. Reservations required.

Good to know

Besides the climbing wall, Kenauk Nature offers a wide range of activities for all ages, tastes and budgets, from hiking to skeet shooting.

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Momentum Rafting

Might as well admit it, whitewater rafting can be scary. But let me assure you that the Momentum Rafting team has the gift of turning anxiety into confidence and apprehension into pride! The “Classic Momentum” package is truly the PERFECT combination of sport activity and summer fun. It includes a full day of rafting, two meals, overnight camping, a qualified guide, and even a frosty beer. Get together with family or friends and experience a memorable weekend on the Ottawa River!

Where

Momentum Rafting – 1041 Route 148, Bryson.

Cost

Per person – $116 weekdays, $129 weekends. 10% discount off weekend rates for groups of 7 or more.

Good to know

Add breakfast and a second night of camping to your package for less than $25!

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So much to do at the Canadian Children’s Museum

This message is for all the parents out there. If you haven’t yet visited the Canadian Children’s Museum, it will soon become your best friend (except maybe when it’s time to leave). Entertaining and educational, the activities offered daily throughout the summer help children develop their creativity, analytical skills and artistic ability without even realizing it. It’s all about fun and discovery!

Where

Canadian Museum of History – 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau.

When

Activities daily from July 2 to September 2.

Cost

Included with museum admission.

Learn more

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL IN GATINEAU – Don’t miss your chance to see the classic show Alegría under the Big Top on the Zibi site, August 1 to September 1!

Looking for more ideas for summer fun? Consult the event calendar on our Facebook page and read our blog post about new summer activities in the Outaouais!

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