What's on the Outaouais August 23-29

Published on August 20 2019

Put yourself in discovery mode! Shooting stars, edible plants, a river to explore and new tastes and treasures at the market await you.

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Stargazing

The month of August is particularly promising when it comes to stargazing. We have several nice spots for seeing shooting stars, but we suggest seeking out AstroPontiac’s enthusiastic astronomers. From 8 p.m. to midnight, you can skywatch using volunteers’ telescopes at the Luksville Falls entrance to Gatineau Park.

Where

2024 Route 148, Luskville

When

August 23, 24, 30 and 31

Cost

Free

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Treasure hunting

The region’s largest flea market, a veritable institution, is celebrating its 60th anniversary in a big way by organizing a huge garage sale! Hundreds of exhibitors will be in attendance at the Masson Flea Market. Find something unique and unexpected at a bargain price!

Where

110 Rue Georges, Gatineau

When

August 24, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Back to the land

Have you heard of wild sumac juice? Do you use forest-grown shiitake mushrooms in your recipes? Many ingredients can be found right in your back yard in Les Collines-de-l’Outaouais! Discover foods off the beaten path with speaker, forager, maple syrup producer, beekeeper and farmer Geneviève LeGal-Leblanc from the ecological farm Ferme et Forêt.

Where

Fairbairn House, Wakefield

When

Sunday, August 25, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cost

Free

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Good eats in Chelsea

The Outaouais Gourmet Festival is celebrating its fourth edition! Come with an empty stomach to enjoy the culinary expertise and edible treasures of some thirty local exhibitors.

Where

Hendrick Farm, 193 Chemin Ladyfield, Chelsea

When

Sunday, August 25, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cost

Free

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Conquer the current

For over twenty years, hundreds of paddlers from around North America have been coming together in Maniwaki for the Upper Gatineau Whitewater Festival. Join them on an excursion down the majestic Gatineau River to discover this waterway’s full potential! No need to be a seasoned paddler – the festival takes care of everything!

Where

Maniwaki

When

August 23-25

Cost

Starting at $68.04 for one day or $75.14 for two days. Includes campsite, river access, one breakfast and one dinner.

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A feast for the eyes in Petite Nation

You are cordially invited to admire the latest works of some 40 regional artists. In addition to this large-scale exhibition, workshops will be held introducing youth to painting and sculpture. If you want to explore more and enjoy all that the region has to offer, Petite Nation’s five tour routes won’t disappoint.

Where

from Henri-Bourassa park to Carré Ste-Angélique, Papineauville

When

August 23-25

Cost

Free

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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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