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. Additional chaperones will be charged a fee of $9.95. | 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
Online rates: Under 1.32 metres (52 inches): $26.99 | Over 1.32 metres (52 inches): $31.99 | 2 years and under: Free | Box office rates: Under 1.32 metres (52 inches): $31.99 | Over 1.32 metres (52 inches): $36.99 | 2 years and under: Free
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.
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.
- From May 20 to June 16, 2023:
Open Saturdays and Sundays and Monday, May 22, 2023 (holiday): 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM.
- From June 17 to September 4, 2023:
Open Wednesday through Sunday, including Saturday, June 24, 2023 (holiday), Saturday, July 1, 2023 (holiday) and Monday, September 4, 2023 (holiday): 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- From September 5 to October 9, 2023:
Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and Monday, October 9, 2023 (holiday): 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
500 Notre-Dame Street, Montebello, QC
Youth (17 and under): Free | Senior: $7.00 | Adult: $8.50
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?