5 family activities to try in the Outaouais this summer
Looking for some family fun this summer? Whatever your children’s ages, here are some ideas for entertaining family outings. Book your family trip and discover these educational, fun and athletic activities in the Outaouais.
Are you ready for a new challenge? Head to the Altitude Gym climbing centre, which delivers an exciting experience for climbers of all abilities. Kids will love the Clip ‘N Climb, a challenge where each course has a theme. During this 90-minute activity, little climbers can enjoy both the indoor climbing facility and the fun park.
35 Saint-Raymond Blvd., Gatineau, QC
Admission to Clip ‘N Climb: $18.95
Indoor shoes must be worn | Maximum of 2 accompanying adults per group of 4 children | Reservations required for Clip ‘N Climb
Mont Cascades Mountain Waterpark
Dive into summer at Mont Cascades Mountain Water Park! Get ready for some serious thrills on the water slides. Venture through the Black Magic tunnel, explore the Mammoth River on a raft, and have fun on the slides and water games in Splash Forest (designed for families and children). Bring your own picnic or visit the on-site restaurant!
448 Mont-des-Cascades Road, Cantley, QC
Height under 1.32 metres (52 inches): $26.99 | Height over Under 1.32 metres (52 inches): $31.99 | Age 2 and under: Free
All tickets must be purchased online maximum 14 days before your arrival date at Mont Cascades.
Canadian Children’s Museum
Visit the Gatineau museum that’s a favourite with kids and parents! Travel the world at the Canadian Children’s Museum and explore fascinating destinations with your family in a safe environment. Hop onto the Pakistani bus, visit the open-air market and board the cargo ship. Fun guaranteed!
100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, QC
Family (6 people, maximum 2 adults): $53
Timed tickets. Limited capacity. | The Canadian Children’s Museum is located inside the Canadian Museum of History.
Get a front–row seat to Canada’s great achievements and historical milestones. Attend the Northern Lights bilingual evening show on Parliament Hill and enjoy a unique multimedia experience. Through inspiring stories, meet the explorers and builders who helped shape our country. A sound and light field trip for the whole family!
111 Wellington Street (Parliament Hill), Ottawa, ON
July 7 to September 5, Thursday to Monday
Manoir Papineau National Historic Site
There are some new features this year at the Manoir-Papineau! To celebrate the Year of the Garden, come meet period characters, enjoy outdoor activities and visit Louis-Joseph Papineau’s heritage vegetable garden. Attend a workshop on 19th–century etiquette, and taste the special tea of Louis-Joseph Papineau, the former leader of Francophone patriots. Finally, don’t miss Rumours in the Night, the all-new guided nocturnal tour of the seigneurial manor (offered in French only).
- June 18 to September 5 : 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday and statutory holidays
- September 6 to October 10: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday to Sunday and statutory holidays
- July 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Tea tasting (free)
- September 2 to 4:
- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Period games and etiquette workshops
- 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.: Rumours in the Night, nocturnal guided tour of the seigneurial manor (entrance fee applies; 20 places for each time slot; offered in French only)
500 Notre-Dame Street, Montebello, QC
Youth (17 and under): Free | Senior: $7.00 | Adult: $8.50
For the nocturnal guided tour (90 minutes), reservations are required and there is an entrance fee (includes admission to the site): Youth (17 and under): $4.25 | Senior: $11.25 | Adult: $12.75 | Information and reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rain or shine, these activities will help you create unforgettable memories with your family. For even more fun, why not take your little ones to visit a local farm or wildlife park?