August 1 to 7: Three girls’ getaways

Published on August 1 2016

August may be upon us, but summer is far from over! This week, I’m suggesting three activities for you and your BFFs. Call them up and tell them you all have a date with #Outaouaisfun!

A dazzling display

The 21st annual Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light international fireworks competition will be held August 6 to 20 behind the Canadian Museum of History. I’m sure you’ll agree that fireworks and girlfriends make a winning combination. Countries competing this year are China, the Netherlands, Australia and Estonia. This is one fireworks display you won’t want to miss!

Girls’ Getaway at Nordik Spa-Nature

Anytime is a good time to go to the spa with your girlfriends, but Tuesday nights are especially good, because Tuesday is Girls’ Getaway night at Nordik Spa-Nature. A glass of bubbly, a selection of tapas, delicious desserts, and access to North America’s largest Scandinavian spa—what’s not to like?

Fresh air and sweet treats

Fact: A chat with your girlfriends is more lively when you have a little something sweet to snack on—and Biscotti & cie is just the place for that! To reduce the guilt factor, and, more important, take advantage one of the Outaouais’ top destinations, start with a little exercise in Gatineau Park: you can go kayaking, stand-up paddling, cycling, hiking, strolling at the Mackenzie King Estate, or lounging on a sandy beach.

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