Not to be missed in the Outaouais during the week of June 16!
It’s summertime in the Outaouais region and there’re many things to see, to do and to experience! From Gatineau to the heart of nature, indoors and out, you’ll find plenty of things to do as a family, as a couple or with friends. It’s no exaggeration: in the Outaouais region, what we really need is a 10‑day week.
Amnesia Rockfest: Louder than ever!
What do Blink 182, Mötley Crüe, Weezer, Megadeth and Billy Talent have in common? They’ll all be in Montebello June 20 and 21 for the 9th annual Amnesia Rockfest. This ear-tingling event is Canada’s largest rock festival, and has quickly become a summer highlight in Quebec. The 2014 edition features nearly 100 acts that are sure to shake up the Petite‑Nation La Lièvre!
Discover a treasure in the heart of Gatineau Park
Take a trip back in time with a visit to the Mackenzie King Estate in Gatineau Park. For nearly 50 years this beautiful property was the summer residence of William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada’s tenth prime minister. Explore the walking trails, tour the restored cottages, stroll through the heritage gardens, admire the architectural ruins, and stop for lunch or tea at the Moorside Tea Room. Park interpreters, audiovisual presentations and interpretation panels paint a picture of Canada in days gone by.
Tour the city aboard an amphibian vehicle
For a unique perspective on the Outaouais region, take a tour in the comfort of the Lady Dive Tours Amphibus. By land and water, your experienced guide will introduce you to more than 75 attractions in the National Capital Region, including museums, parks, embassies, Parliament Hill, the Prime Minister’s residence, Rideau Hall, the ByWard Market, and lots more.
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