Outdoor enthusiasts : get ready for summer in the Outaouais!

Published on April 9 2024

After months of hibernating in your homes, summer is near and invites you to leave your comfortable cocoon. It’s the perfect time to get back into your favourite sports! Outdoor enthusiasts, come prepared! Whether you’re passionate about hiking, biking, kayaking or camping, get your gear out and wake up your body. A host of adventures await you! We even put together a 101 guide to make this easier.


Getting back into shape is essential to make the most of all the wonders nature has to offer. Slip on your running shoes or simply stretch and soak up the sun at Espace Hygie, a modern fitness centre featuring an aerial yoga hammock, the Biocircuit ™ and SkillX classes. Grab your dumbbells at Sporthèque and take part in an indoor tennis or squash match. Whatever you do, the important thing is to move and feel your body wake up! 

Practice your climbing techniques at Altitude Gym or at Centre d’escalade – Bloc 9.81. Challenge yourself at the École d’escalade de l’Outaouais and test your skills on the specialized structures at Klimat Fitness & Bouldering. Before you know it, you’ll be ready to take on the mountains and say: mission accomplished! Read the blog here.


Looking for outdoor equipment? Don’t look any further! The region is full of specialized places where you’ll find everything you need. Visit Sport Échange Outaouais for the sale, purchase, rental, repair and maintenance of new and used sporting equipment. The Maison du vélo, located in Jacques-Cartier Park, also offers low-cost bike rentals. You can rent equipment at the Centre de plein air du Lac-Leamy, the Centre de plein air du Lac-Beauchamp or at the Centre Nautique de la Lièvre. You’ll be able to choose from a selection of canoes, kayaks and even paddleboards.

From sturdy hiking boots to tents and outdoor gear, you’ll find it all in one place by visiting Les Promenades Gatineau or Les Galeries de Hull. Make sure you have the right gear so that you can enjoy safe and comfortable experiences in nature!

Get ready for your motorized adventures on land and water at 819 Motosports Inc. and Équipements Maniwaki. Find parts, accessories, equipment and practical advice to get the season off to a great start!


What’s better than getting back on the cycling paths with your faithful companions? And yes, I do mean your bikes! No matter if they were stored in the back of the garage or have valiantly braved the winter, bikes deserve a little extra care before setting off on your adventure.

It’s time for a tune-up, to check the tires, grease the chains and make sure everything’s in perfect working order. Many local businesses are there to help you. Polo Vélo, Vélo LaShop, L’Atelier Vélo, Bicyclettes de Hull, Vélozophie or Primeau Vélo. There’s no shortage of options! Soon, you’ll be exploring new trails, taking on steep hills and feeling the adrenaline rush. Learn more about our cycling routes!


Early booking is the key to planning your outdoor activities! Book your camping trip  or your fishing trip and don’t forget about your four-legged friends! Take a look at our list of places to go hiking with your dog. Now you’re ready for a great summer outdoors. Have fun!

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