Here are some family activities for the last days of summer.

Published on August 13 2020

Take advantage of the last few days of vacation to spend quality time with your family. Memorable encounters, thrills, friendly competitions and a day in the sun await you on the vast playground of the Outaouais!


Meet our friends the animals

Parc Oméga

Where

99 Route 323 North, Montebello

When

Open all year.

Cost

Adult: $27–$30.44 | Senior: $24.34–$27.83 | Child: $10–$21

Good to know

Discover native wildlife roaming free in their natural habitat. Spend the night in an unusual shelter and sleep among the wolves.

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Timberland Tours

Where

36 Ragged Chute Road, Bristol

When

Open all year.

Good to know

Experience the summer version of dog sledding! Climb aboard a wagon on wheels pulled by a dog team over scenic sand-covered trails.

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Horseback riding

Where

Several ranches in the Outaouais.

When

Open all year.

Cost

Rates vary.

Good to know

From a ride lasting a few hours or a day to riding lessons, there are several places to go horseback riding in the Outaouais.

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Swinging from tree to tree

Arbraska Laflèche

Where

255 Route Principale, Val-des-Monts

When

Open all year. | Hours vary, please reserve ahead.

Cost

Depending on the activity: Adult: $6–$48 | Child: $6–$28

Good to know

In addition to a breathtaking aerial course, you can take part in a GPS rally, climb the Via Ferrata and explore the largest visited cave in the Canadian Shield.

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Chutes Coulonge Adventure Park

Where

100 Du Parc-des-Chutes Drive, Mansfield-et-Pontefract

When

June 13 to October 31.

Good to know

Besides trying out the giant zip lines high above a canyon, you can climb the Via Ferrata along the rock face overlooking the rushing Coulonge River.

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Score a hole in one at a miniature golf course

L’Authentique Mini Putt

Where

205 De la Gappe Blvd., Gatineau

When

May 1 to October 12.

Cost

Group rate: $4.25–$6 per person | Senior/Child: $6.50 | Adult: $8

Good to know

Test your skill on two competition courses perfect for a friendly family tournament, and celebrate your round with an ice-cold treat at the Dairy Bar.

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Dunn-D’s Mini-golf

Where

11 Notch Road, Chelsea

When

May 4 to October 28.

Cost

$9.49 | Adult: $12.49 | Student/Senior: $11.49 | Family: $34.95

Good to know

A challenging 18-hole course in a beautiful natural setting. The first 9 holes are accessible to persons with reduced mobility.

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Amigo Recreational Complex

Where

1870 Maloney Blvd. E., Gatineau

When

May 22 to October 29.

Cost

Adulte: $8–$75 | Child: $6–$40 | Family: $30–$100

Good to know

Besides a Wacky Putt mini golf course, the centre offers a ton of activities for the whole family, from an amusement park and climbing walls to Jump High bungee trampolines and go-karts.

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Make the most of summer

Air-Eau-Bois Outdoor Sports Base

Where

32 De la Base de Plein Air Road, Denholm

When

April 15 to November 15.

Cost

Day pass: $6–$35 | Family: $15–$80

Good to know

Enjoy a wide range of activities, from a zip line to an obstacle course, climbing and archery. You can also spend the day at the beach, rent a canoe or kayak, and stay overnight.

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Summer fun at the Centre touristique du Lac-Simon

Where

1216 Principale Street, Duhamel

When

May 15 to October 25.

Cost

Day pass: $8.70–$12

Good to know

Enjoy a little southern breeze on the 2-km sandy beach, swim in the clear water and practise water sports on this huge lake.

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Kenauk Nature

Where

1000 Kenauk Road, Montebello

When

Open all year.

Good to know

Water sports, mountain biking, fly fishing, clay shooting and a climbing wall are just a few of the attractions that make Kenauk Nature a great place for a family vacation.

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Carpe Diem Aventures

Where

95 St-Joseph Street, Gracefield

When

May 15 to November 1.

Good to know

Discover the beauty of the Vallée-de-la-Gatineau with Carpe Diem’s customized outdoor packages on land, on water and on demand. You can even rent your equipment (bike, kayak, canoe, paddleboard).

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If you’re a cycling enthusiast looking for a family adventure in the Outaouais, here are some bike trails and paths to tackle on two wheels!

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