What's on in the Outaouais July 12-18

Published on July 9 2019

You figure you’ve seen and done just about everything there is to see and do in the Outaouais and you’re looking for a change? Well, this is the week for you: we’ve lined up some original and unusual activities for you to try. Have fun out there!

Activities and Events

2019 G-Anime Festival, summer edition

Two whole days of Japanese animation await you at the G-Anime Festival! Mangas, web culture, video games, Japanese fashion, presentations … Immerse yourself in this exciting world, where geek culture is a way of life. Open to everyone.

Where

Palais des congrès de Gatineau – 50 Maisonneuve Blvd., Gatineau.

When

Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost

Day pass: $15 | Full weekend pass: $20 | Free for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult.

Good to know

Do you have a bunch of old mangas you don’t know what to do with? The G-Anime Festival will give you a $1 rebate on admission for every manga you bring in!

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Recycl’Art Gatineau

A travelling exhibition that combines art and recycling, Recycl’Art invites artists to expand their imagination and create works with materials found in nature … or in the blue box! This week, the exhibition will be in Chénéville, where 10 artists will present works that take a new look at our consumer habits.

Where

63 De l’Hôtel-de-Ville Street, Chénéville.

When

July 12–21.

Cost

Free.

Good to know

You won’t be around for the Chénéville dates? No problem: you can catch Recycl’Art in Val-des-Bois from August 4–11, in Denholm from August 17–25 and in L’Ange-Gardien from September 9–15.

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Gatineau National Bank Challenger

Calling all sports fans: this event is for you! More than 130 tennis matches played over just a few days by professional players from all over the world … it’s really something! And it’s in Gatineau! Don’t miss this opportunity to cheer on these exceptional athletes and participate in a full program of activities.

Where

Parc de l’Île – 255 Saint Rédempteur Street, Gatineau.

When

Monday, July 15 to Sunday, July 21.

Cost

Monday through Thursday: Child $5, adult $10 | Friday and Saturday: Child $10, adult $15 | Sunday: Child $15, adult $20 | Tournament passport (full week): Child $30, adult $60.

Good to know

Free admission on Monday, July 15 for holders of a Gatineau Access card, and on Tuesday, July 16 for holders of a National Bank card.

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Workshops, talks and presentations at the National Gallery of Canada

A ticket to the National Gallery of Canada gives you access to a lot more than the galleries. Family activities in the Great Hall, Creative Thursdays, talks by gallery guides, and personalized Q&A sessions are just some of the ways you can stretch your imagination and develop your critical thinking and artistic eye at every visit!

Where

National Gallery of Canada – 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa.

When

Almost every day. Consult the Gallery’s event calendar for details.

Cost

Activities are included with Gallery admission.

Good to know

The Gallery will be hosting several performances presented by the Ottawa Chamberfest, which runs July 25 to August 8.

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Experience Éco-Odyssée

A favourite summer activity, Éco-Odyssée is entertaining and educational for all ages. Aboard a paddle boat, discover the habitat of beavers, frogs and turtles, and find clues that will guide you through the water mazes. An unusual adventure just minutes from the charming village of Wakefield.

Where

52 Les Sources Road, La Pêche (Wakefield).

When

Daily. Departures from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays).

Cost

Water maze: $42.25 per paddle boat | Canoe ride: $27.85 per canoe | Group rates available.

Good to know

You can leave the bug spray and mesh hats at home: there are hardly any biting insects in the marshes at Éco-Odyssée!

Learn more

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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