What’s on in the Outaouais, August 21 to 27

Published on August 18 2020

This week marks the return of some popular Outaouais activities. Enjoy shows of all kinds and paddle back in time in a voyageur canoe!

FMG – À partir de maintenant

The Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival (Festival de montgolfières de Gatineau, or FMG) will highlight local artists in the show À partir de maintenant, to be presented online on August 21. This unique conceptual show will feature emerging and established artists accompanied by some of Quebec’s finest musicians.

Where

Since this is a virtual event, you can enjoy the show from the comfort of your living room.

When

Friday, August 21 at 8:30 p.m.

Cost

Tickets $9.99, available through the FMG website.

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Urban Drive-In at Zibi

The Urban Drive-In at Place des Festivals at Zibi continues! This Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22, you can watch cult films such as Kick-Ass and Ali in the comfort of your car; and on Thursday, August 27, you can laugh it up during an evening of comedy presented by the Gatineau Comedy Festival.

Where

Zibi – Place des Festivals

When

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Gates open at 7:30 p.m., movies start at dusk.

Cost

$30/vehicle + applicable fees. | For every ticket sold, $2 will be donated to La Manne de l’Île food bank.

Good to know

Tickets available online only.

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Even more drive-ins

Where

Gilles-Maisonneuve Park | 1100 Yvon-Pichette Street, Gatineau

When

Friday, August 21 from 8 to 10 p.m.

Cost

Free.

Good to know

The Masson-Angers Drive-In invites you to watch the movie Jouer avec le feu (in French) from the comfort of your vehicle. Bring your own drinks and snacks.

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Where

Zibi – Place des Festivals

When

Wednesday, August 26. Gates open at 7:30 p.m., movie starts at dusk. Running time: 100 minutes.

Good to know

The Culture Trail invites you to attend a night at the drive-in for a preview of the film Rustic Oracle, produced by Jason Brennan and directed by Sonia Bonspille, both residents of Gatineau. In English and Mohawk with French subtitles.

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Northern Lights

The dazzling sound and light show Northern Lights, normally presented on Parliament Hill, has been transformed into a virtual event for summer 2020! Plan a viewing party and enjoy the show from your own home.

Where

Online.

Cost

Free.

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Rabaska Canada

Relive the nomadic experience of the Algonquin peoples and learn more about the Outaouais region’s rich culture during a one-hour excursion aboard a voyageur canoe (26 to 36 feet).

Where

In front of the Canadian Museum of History.

When

Until October 31.

Cost

Adult (age 18+) $35 | Child (age 7–17) $30 | Tax not included.

Good to know

Reservations required.

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Les revenants du Petit Chicago

Performances of the beloved itinerant show Les revenants du Petit Chicago begin next Thursday, August 27! Colourful scenes and characters will take you on an investigation through the streets of Old Hull.

Where

Departure from 39 Leduc Street in Gatineau.

When

August 27 & 29 and September 2–5 at 7:30 and 9 p.m.

Cost

General admission: $20 | Senior (60+)/Student: $18

Good to know

Performances are in French only. | You’ll be walking, so good shoes are recommended. | The event is accessible to people with reduced mobility. The number of spectators is limited and tickets are sold online only. | Face masks are mandatory. | Running time is about 1 hour. | Show content may not be suitable for children 12 and under.

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