Activities in the Outaouais to celebrate the men in your life

Published on June 11 2024

Properly celebrate the men in your life with some activities in the Outaouais to show them how much they mean to you! Whether you hope to surprise him with a round of golf on a beautiful day, impressive exhibitions or simply a good meal, discover many ways to celebrate our day-to-day heroes!


Let’s be honest. We all know that dads always know everything about everything! What would you say to topping off the paternal know-it-all toolkit with women’s perspectives on war? They can see a different point of view on the military history of Canada, through the eyes of 52 female artists at the new special exhibition Outside the Lines at the Canadian War Museum. Explore wars and related conflicts through creations made over the course of more than two centuries, including paintings, sculptures and textiles. This exhibition is a captivating immersion into an often overlooked aspect of our heritage.


1 Vimy Place, Ottawa


Adults (18-64) $20 | Seniors (65+) $18 | Students (13-17) $15 | Children (2-12) $13 | Infants (2 and under) FREE | Families (2 adults maximum) $50

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From artistic treasures to historical artifacts, museums are full of surprises that will amaze culture lovers. Discover other impressive and enriching exhibitions at the Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian Museum of Nature, the National Gallery of Canada and the Canada Science and Technology Museum!


Foooore! Is the man in your life an avid golfer? Get ready to make a hole-in-one for Father’s Day! Gift them a day on an Outaouais golf course. Bonding moments, breathtaking landscapes and legendary swings await you!

By the way, did you know that Le Club de Golf et Tennis Larrimac in Chelsea is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year? Kill two birds with one stone and celebrate these special occasions in one go!

Another suggestion if you want to impress the gallery with a fully planned stay for golfers! Book a package now with Expérience Outaouais. Every detail has been thought out to offer you the best options. An overnight stay or longer at hotels, relaxation at the spa, delicious restaurants and even a cruise can be added to a beautiful day of golf!  

Obviously, sportsmen love to get together! Did you know that the Hôtel-Casino Lac-Leamy—Loto-Québec Entertainment Complex has its own sports betting lounge? Gambling is a game, a multitude of giant screens and all the entertainment you could want!


Go off the beaten path with your father and embark on an outdoor adventure! From the times you’ll show him how to set up a tent (or not) to the laughter around the campfire, create unforgettable memories by celebrating his adventurous side! How about a camping trip in the Outaouais or a family fishing trip? Or if he likes challenges, offer to fly down a zipline!


Now, let’s go from serious to delicious! Spoil him with gourmet pleasures worthy of his paternal role. After all, nothing says “I love you” like a belly full of tasty dishes and decadent desserts that delight the heart just as much as the stomach! And…the terrace season is underway. There’s so much to try!

You will find the perfect feast when you visit Le Quai Chic Taverne! It’s a home port where it’s always good to stop for a drink, share a meal and party. Discover the house specialties, including seafood and fish. The restaurant even offers a list of privately imported wines as well as a selection of 12 draft beers.

Does he tend to have a sweet tooth? No problem! Maison Oddo celebrates special occasions in its own way with one of its unique creations: Le rose bonbon, the perfect balance between Quebec rhubarb, grapefruit and vanilla. Yum! You can also choose from a wide variety of viennoiseries and pastries, including cakes, chocolate eclairs, mini tarts and more! While you’re there, leave with one—or several—sandwiches or delicious quiches of the moment. How could you resist? 

A little thirsty after all of that? Discover the microbreweries in the region. You can certainly find time in your calendar to try one… or two… or three. Cheers! 


Nothing is more precious than sharing quality time with someone you love! Extend your bonding time by booking your summer vacation at an Outaouais resort. Every moment together is a chance to create heart-warming memories!

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