What’s On in the Outaouais, July 6–12

Published on July 5 2018

This week, we’re going to gorge on poutine, splash around at a waterpark, build sand castles, laugh out loud, and lots more. Get ready for another fun-filled week in the Outaouais!

Festivals and Events

Mont Cascades Mountain Waterpark

Another beautiful hot weekend is forecast, and it’s a great time to go play in the water! With slides for all ages, the Mont Cascades waterpark is designed to entertain the whole family. Enjoy summer in cool comfort, just 20 minutes from downtown Gatineau!

 

Where

448 Du Mont des Cascades Road, Cantley.

Cost

Regular admission: Under 1.32 m (52”): $21.99 | Over 1.32 m (52”): $25.99

Good to know

Discount tickets available online. Must be purchased 24 hours in advance.

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The Great Gatineau PoutineFest

Have you heard of the Great Montréal PoutineFest? After three successful years, the event is “touring” to 10 cities in Quebec, and this weekend it’s Gatineau’s turn!

Until July 8, sample poutine from Quebec’s top food trucks! You can also enjoy beer from several local microbreweries, learn about beer and poutine pairings, and attend workshops where you can create your very own poutine!

Live music, a DJ, interactive games, and children’s activities round out the program.

 

Where

Canadian Museum of History – 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau.

When

Until July 8, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Cost

Admission is free, but you have to pay for beer and poutine from the food trucks.

Good to know

ATM (bank machine) on site.

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Wonders of Sand

Gatineau’s Wonders of Sand festival is a great free event for all ages!

Admire the work of the best sand sculptors in the country, zoom down Main Street in a soapbox or on a giant water slide (180 metres/600 feet long), participate in Amateur and Family sculpture challenges, and join the mega watergun battle for the whole family!

 

Where

Main Street at the corner of Saint-René.

When

Friday, July 6 to Sunday, July 8.

Cost

Admission free. | Tickets required for the giant water slide. For more information, visit the website.

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2018 Gatineau Triathlon

Come and encourage the triathletes participating in the Gatineau triathlons on Saturday, July 7! Categories include an Olympic Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon, Discoveries, and races for younger participants, as well as duathlons, an aquathlon and aquabike, running races and more! Bring your slogan and posters to cheer on your athletes!

 

Cost

Free admission for supporters. Registration required for participants.

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Fête du Nautisme and Rabaska Challenge

On July 7, there’s lots happening at the Centre nautique de la Lièvre!

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., participate in the free Fête du Nautisme (boating festival), with boat rides, SUP lessons, entertainment, inflatable games, and much more!

Energetic types can participate in the La Lièvre Rabaska Challenge (9 a.m. to 12 noon). Enter a team of 6 to 10 people, or come and cheer on the participants.

 

Website in French only.

Where

Landing Park, 255 De Buckingham Ave.

When

Saturday, July 7.

Good to know

Fête du Nautisme: free. | Rabaska Challenge registration fee: $20 per participant.

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15,000 lakes to cool off in

It looks like it’s going to be another hot one this weekend! Cool off and enjoy your favourite water sports in one of the Outaouais’ 15,000 lakes, or head for a waterpark, pool or beach!

Now playing!

06
July

Music

Britishow

Théâtre du Casino

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06
July

Other

Les vendredis funky à Jy

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07
July

Music

Britishow

Théâtre du Casino

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07
July

Music

Capital Beatles live at The British

British Hotel

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08
July

Other

Movies: The Tea Party + Foo Fighters

Aux 4 Jeudis

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09
July

Music

Geneviève Leclerc

Salle Odyssée (Maison de la culture de Gatineau)

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09
July

Other

36th annual Cinéterrasse outdoor movie series – The Shape of Water

Aux 4 Jeudis

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10
July

Music

Mardis en musique - Mélanie Cloutier and Ginny Simonds Quintet

Chelsea

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11
July

Music

Live outdoor show – Bella Cat

Aux 4 Jeudis

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