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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Gatineau (Québec) K1A 0M8
Hands-on adventure! Passports in hand, visitors discover one incredible destination after another. Whether on a visit to homes in the International Village, a trek to a desert pyramid or a stroll through the bustling Market Bazaar, young visitors encounter endless ways to learn about the world and one another. A world of discovery where parents have as much fun as their kids.
Gatineau (Québec) J9H 3M2
Destination rue Principale du Vieux-Aylmer invites you to discover a lively street with specialized boutiques in this historic area. Come admire its ancestral homes and discover its treasures: a fine chocolatier, gourmet restaurants, fine grocers and sausage makers, art and craft galleries, the widest selection of beer in Quebec, magnificent terraces and cafés, a tea house, and breathtaking sunsets over the Ottawa River. The Principale Street offers free events throughout the year. Do not miss the Festival du Vieux-Aylmer from August 17 to 19, 2018.
Gatineau (Québec) J9J 2Y9
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 produces artisanal ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and frozen yogurt.
Numerous outdoor activities are available: cycling and in-line skating on the recreational path, tennis, basket-ball, baseball and volley-ball and swimming. You will also find a snack bar, a dressing room and showers, as well as a special park for kids. This is the perfect place to enjoy beautiful sunsets!