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Family is forever!

Visiting the Outaouais with the kids? Great idea! At any time of the year, there are countless activities and occasions to have a good time with your loved ones.
Start your getaway at the Canadian Children's Museum, within the Canadian History Museum. This magical, touch-anything-you-like experience will surely be a big hit with your little explorers. Afterwards, jump in the car and head west. You will end up in Vieux-Aylmer, a most charming part of the city. Eat a bite and snoop around the lovelyn boutiques in this heritage sector. Then, off to the countryside! In about 5 minutes, you'll be breathing fresh country air at Potager Eardley. Whether they're picking strawberries in June or pumpkins in October, the kids will be delighted to choose their own bounty. If they're still fidgety at the end of day, go back to Aylmer and let them loose in Parc des Cèdres. There, a nice sandy beach awaits you, alomng with play structures and the best sunset in the Outaouais.

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100 Laurier Street
Gatineau (Québec) K1A 0M8
Canada

Hands-on adventure! Young visitors are invited to discover one amazing destination after another. From a camelback trek to a desert pyramid to a stroll through the bustling Market Bazaar, they can experience endless ways to learn about different peoples and cultures. A world of discovery where parents have as much fun as their kids.

21 km
In this case, the longest way is also the nicest. Cross the Portage Bridge and take Sir-John-A.-MacDonald Drive. Before crossing back on the Québec side by the Champlain Bridge, look down at the Remic Rapids and see the stone sculptures from artist John Ceprano. On Principale Street in Aylmer, Bistro Mexicana has a nice kids menu.
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115 Principale Street
Gatineau (Québec) J9H 3M2
Canada

A unique main street in the heart of a heritage district: Principale Street. Come admire its stately homes and discover its many treasures: fine chocolatiers, a bakery, gourmet restaurants, gourmet food shops, sausage makers, art and craft galleries, the widest selection of beer in Quebec, magnificent patios and cafés, a tea house, and breathtaking sunsets over the Ottawa River. APICA (the Association des professionnels, commerçants et industriels of Aylmer) presents free events throughout the year.

4.7 km
Ever tried a black currant sorbet? Then head to Potager Eardley, following the street of the same name. You'll find a world of flavours to discover: 11 types of strawberries, 6 kinds of blueberries, homemade ketchup, squashes...
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398 Eardley Road
Gatineau (Québec) J9J 2Y9
Canada

This agritourism farm grows fruits and vegetables, including strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, sweet corn, pumpkins, and squash. Experience the pleasures of picking your own fruit. Potager Eardley also makes artisanal ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and frozen yogurt.

4.2 km
The kids want more? Come back to Aylmer and discover Parc des Cèdres. They'll have fun in the play structures while you sit back and admire a spectacular sunset.
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Des Cèdres Park
Gatineau (Québec)
Canada

Numerous outdoor activities are available: cycling and in-line skating on the recreational path, tennis, basketball, baseball and volleyball, and swimming at a beautiful supervised beach. Facilities include a snack bar, change rooms and showers, and children’s play structures. It’s the perfect place to enjoy superb sunsets!