Things to do in the Outaouais, May 4–10

Published on May 3 2018

It’s shaping up to be another fine weekend in the Outaouais, and as always, we’re ready with suggestions of activities to enjoy with family and friends, or even (why not?) on your own.

Discoveries, a round of golf, exhibitions and podcasts are on the menu from now to May 10!

Upcoming events

(Re)discover Canada’s capital

Lace up your sneakers, grab your camera, and learn about the historic sites of Ottawa-Gatineau as you cruise the Ottawa River aboard a Lady Dive amphibus! This hour-long “land and water” adventure combines a guided tour, spectacular views and fascinating discoveries.

Lady Dive also offers “Hop On – Hop Off” double-decker bus tours, a great way to re(discover) Ottawa–Gatineau at your own pace.

Where

59, Sparks, Ottawa

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A round of golf at Le Sorcier Golf Club

You know summer’s on the way when you can finally set foot on a green! The golfer in you will be happy to know that after the seemingly endless winter, Le Sorcier Golf Club opened for the season on May 2! Better yet, until May 18, you can enjoy a discounted rate.

Where

967 Montée Dalton, Gatineau

Cost

Reduced rate until May 18

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The Extended Moment: Fifty Years of Collecting Photographs

Are you a history and photography buff? You’re sure to enjoy this new exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada. Once seen as a strictly documentary tool, photography is now recognized as an art form in itself! The exhibition presents 175 photographs taken over the last 50 years, creating thought-provoking visual synergies.

Where

National Gallery of Canada

When

Friday, May 4 to Sunday, September 16, 2018

Cost

Adult: $15 | Senior (65+): $13 | Student (age 24 and under): $7 | Child (11 and under): free

Good to know

Family rate available (2 adults and 3 youths age 17 and under)

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Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration

Do extraterrestrials exist? That’s the big question! If this subject intrigues or fascinates you, don’t miss the new exhibition at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. It offers a glimpse into humanity’s next steps into our solar system and beyond.

“To infinity … and beyond!”, as Buzz Lightyear would say!

Where

Canada Aviation and Space Museum

When

Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning May 4

Cost

Adult: $15 | Senior (60+): $13 | Ages 3 to 17: $10 | Child under 2: free

Good to know

Family rate $38 (6 persons, maximum 2 adults)

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Celebrating comics in Aylmer

Here’s a great cheap event (it’s free!) to attend with your kids this weekend! On Comic Book Saturday, which takes place in communities across Quebec, you can participate in a comic strip rally on Aylmer’s Principale Street, see cartoonist Yves Bourgelas in action, track down the frames of an exclusive comic book, and receive a free copy of La Boîte à BD Le Comic Book #7.

The rally departs at 1 p.m. from Bouquinart Librairie & Galerie d’art.

Where

110 Principale Street, Unit 1, Aylmer

When

Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m.

Cost

Free

Good to know

Limited quantities of the free comic book

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Spring trade fair

Once you’ve done your spring cleaning, it’s time to make room for new finds from local artisans. Whether you’re in the market for local products, personal care, services or creations of all kinds, you’ll find just what you’re looking for at the spring trade fair!

Where

16 Bériault Street, Gatineau

When

Sunday, May 6

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Transistor – digital radio festival

Are there other podcasts fans in the room? Podcasting is becoming more and more popular in Quebec, and downtown Gatineau is fortunate enough to host THE digital radio festival! For its second year, Transistor is focusing on parity and top-notch programming. And that’s not to mention the return (for one night only) of the wrestling match in Old Hull, where 20 participants will compete!

Where

La Filature, 80 Hanson Street

When

May 10–13

Good to know

Donations always appreciated

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Now playing!

04
May

Music

Time for Pink Floyd (tribute band)

Le St-André Pub-spectacles

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04
May

Music

Coco Méliès | The Riddle

Cabaret La Basoche

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04
May

Music

Irvin Blais

Théâtre du Casino

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04
May

Music

Haley Blais | Let Yourself Go Tour

Black Sheep Inn

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04
May

Music

Lora Bidner & Declan O’Donovan in Concert

Black Sheep Inn

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05
May

Music

Sir Pathétik

Le Minotaure

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05
May

Music

OM Street & Bears in Hazenmore

Black Sheep Inn

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05
May

Music

Latin Caribbean Roots (Cuban night)

Café British

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06
May

Music

SlamOutaouais: 10 ans de parole

Le Troquet

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08
May

Music

Claude Dubois | Dubois en liberté

Salle Odyssée

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09
May

Other

Messmet | Hypersensoriel

Salle Odyssée

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10
May

Comedy

Les drôles de jeudi

Le St-André Pub-spectacles

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10
May

Theatre

Le calendrier de ces dames

Théâtre de l’Île

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10
May

Music

Andréanne A. Malette

Salle Jean-Despréz

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10
May

Theatre

Fendre les lacs

National Arts Centre French Theatre

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