What's in the Outaouais September 13-19
The party continues in the Outaouais. Tap your toes, swing your partner, play a round of beach volleyball. Because after all, summer isn’t over yet!
Events and activities
Boucher Forest Festival
September is Boucher Forest Month, when we celebrate Gatineau’s largest urban forest. Various activities have been organized throughout the month to highlight this green space teeming with life. Illuminated tales of the Boucher Forest (in French) on Friday nights, yoga in the forest, introduction to camping, and on September 14, a big party with lots of free family activities!
Jardins-Lavigne Park, 250 Bois-Franc Avenue, Gatineau
Saturday, September 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lavolley Beach Festival
Everyone loves Old Hull, with its patios, its bars, its urban vibe, its warm sand … Yes, sand, and lots of it: some 350 tonnes of the stuff will be brought in for the weekend-long Lavolley sports festival. The event features free games for everyone, plus competitive, corporate and amateur beach volleyball tournaments, as well as dodgeball, beach soccer and roundnet (aka spikeball) competitions. And did we mention the patios, the bars and the urban vibe?
Zibi Festival Plaza
The name “Lavolley” is a play on the name of the original event site, Laval Street, and the word “volleyball”.
Montebello Musika Festival
Montebello invites you to a brand new jazz and blues festival! The lineup includes Ricky Paquette, Martin Deschamps, Travis Cormier and Guy Bélanger, performing on the main stage in Chamberland Park, behind the Montebello train station. Elsewhere in the village, you can attend several free performances. Even the Brasseurs de Montebello have created a beer especially for the occasion, the Musika Bouche!
Festival wristband: $30 advance, $35 at the gate
An arts and crafts exhibition will be on display in the Montebello church at 543 Notre-Dame Street.
Papineau Folk Music Festival
The charming village of Ripon opens its doors for a swingin’ time! There will be music almost everywhere, including the church rectory, the public market, and even private homes!
Weekend pass $45, Friday only $25, Saturday only $30, Sunday brunch $18
A stroll around Old Aylmer
Take a private guided tour and discover the architectural heritage of the City of Gatineau’s best-preserved neighbourhood! With your cell phone (and headphones), learn the history of 34 points of interest through an interactive guide available on the BaladoDiscovery website. Note: This tour is offered in French only.
You can start your tour at the first point of interest, the Ephraim Parker House at 7 Front Street
This walking tour is 1.5 km long and takes about 90 minutes.
Looking for more ideas? Consult the event calendar on our Facebook page!