Here are some family activities for the last days of summer.
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
99 Route 323 North, Montebello
Open all year.
Adult: $27–$30.44 | Senior: $24.34–$27.83 | Child: $10–$21
Discover native wildlife roaming free in their natural habitat. Spend the night in an unusual shelter and sleep among the wolves.
Several ranches in the Outaouais.
Open all year.
From a ride lasting a few hours or a day to riding lessons, there are several places to go horseback riding in the Outaouais.
Swinging from tree to tree
255 Route Principale, Val-des-Monts
Open all year. | Hours vary, please reserve ahead.
Depending on the activity: Adult: $6–$48 | Child: $6–$28
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.
Chutes Coulonge Adventure Park
100 Du Parc-des-Chutes Drive, Mansfield-et-Pontefract
June 13 to October 31.
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.
Score a hole in one at a miniature golf course
L’Authentique Mini Putt
205 De la Gappe Blvd., Gatineau
May 1 to October 12.
Group rate: $4.25–$6 per person | Senior/Child: $6.50 | Adult: $8
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.
11 Notch Road, Chelsea
May 4 to October 28.
$9.49 | Adult: $12.49 | Student/Senior: $11.49 | Family: $34.95
A challenging 18-hole course in a beautiful natural setting. The first 9 holes are accessible to persons with reduced mobility.
Amigo Recreational Complex
1870 Maloney Blvd. E., Gatineau
May 22 to October 29.
Adulte: $8–$75 | Child: $6–$40 | Family: $30–$100
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.
Make the most of summer
Air-Eau-Bois Outdoor Sports Base
32 De la Base de Plein Air Road, Denholm
April 15 to November 15.
Day pass: $6–$35 | Family: $15–$80
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.
Summer fun at the Centre touristique du Lac-Simon
1216 Principale Street, Duhamel
May 15 to October 25.
Day pass: $8.70–$12
Enjoy a little southern breeze on the 2-km sandy beach, swim in the clear water and practise water sports on this huge lake.
1000 Kenauk Road, Montebello
Open all year.
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.
Carpe Diem Aventures
95 St-Joseph Street, Gracefield
May 15 to November 1.
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).
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!