What's on in the Outaouais June 28 - July 4
This week, there are more reasons than ever to go out and celebrate with family and friends in the Outaouais. Canada Day is coming up, the weather is great, the top names in comedy are coming to Gatineau, and two attractions invite you to cool off in the water!
Photo: Ville de Gatineau
Activities and Events!
Canada Day in the Capital
This year, three official sites welcome you to free activities to celebrate our beloved country’s birthday. Dance to the beat of such talented artists as Karim Ouellet, Mari-Mai, Chances, Corneille and DJ Shub. Enjoy a full weekend lineup of culinary, cultural and family activities, capped off by the ever-popular fireworks display on Monday at 10 p.m. Sounds like a good time!
Major’s Hill Park – Mackenzie Avenue, Ottawa
Sunday, June 30 and Monday, July 1
Use the interactive Canada Day map to plan your visit!
Parliament Hill – 111 Wellington Street, Ottawa
Monday, July 1
Plan to arrive early, and bring only the essentials. Visitors will go through a security check at the site entrance.
Laurier Street, Gatineau - Between Boulevard des Allumettières and Papineau Street
Monday, July 1
The Museum will be open to the public free of charge all day.
Splashing around at Mont Cascades
This summer, delight your children (and your own inner child) by spending a day at the Mont Cascades Mountain Waterpark. Just 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa-Gatineau, the park offers a host of activities for all ages. Themed water games, children’s area, dairy bar and snack bar, heated pools, tube slides, and the famous Tornado Alley, guaranteed to boost your adrenaline levels!
448 Mont-des-Cascades Road, Cantley
Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Over 1.32 m/52″: Regular $26.99, online $23.99 | Under 1.32 m/52″ : Regular $22.99, online $19.99 | Buy a season pass and save!
Buy your tickets online 24 hours in advance and save!
Discover the region by amphibus
Hosting visitors this summer? Feel like rediscovering your city? Lady Dive Tours offers the best way to explore Ottawa and Gatineau with friends and family: aboard an amphibus! By land and sea (OK, OK, it’s a river), your guide will show you a whole new side of our beautiful region. Be prepared for a few splashes and a lot of big smiles.
Lady Dive Tours – 59 Sparks Street, Ottawa
June 23 to September 2. Tours start at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7:10 p.m.
$11.50 to $32.75 depending on age bracket. Family rate: $89.75.
If you prefer to stay on dry land, Lady Dive Tours also runs city tours by double-decker bus (open top). Guided tours available in eight languages!
Have a laugh—or two or three!
Thursday marks the official kickoff of the Gatineau Comedy Festival! With headliners like Jay du Temple, Arnaud Soly, Cathy Gauthier and Dominique Paquet, this is one event you won’t want to miss. Next weekend, get together with your buddies, your kids, and/or your grandparents and come share a few laughs in good company. There will also be outdoor bars and food trucks!
Place de la Cité – De la Cité Blvd., Gatineau
Thursday, July 4 to Saturday, July 6 from 5 to 10:30 p.m.
Day pass: $40 | Three-day pass: $85
Ride the STO bus to the festival for free when you show your festival ticket or wristband!
Looking for more ideas for summer fun? Consult the event calendar on our Facebook page or read our blog post about new summer activities in the Outaouais!