Showtime in Gatineau!

The City of Gatineau has many theatres and show halls. Whether you're into theatre, music, or a good laugh, Gatineau's cultural scene has something in stock for you. Strat your day window shopping in one of the oldest sectors of Ottawa and cross vback to Gatineau on a very eco-friendly boat. Eat in a chic restaurant that won't cost you an arm and a leg and walk to charming Théâtre de l'île for a French immersion on an island in the middle of Brewery Creek.

The Byward Market is a must for fans of history, good food, and shopping. On your way back to Gatineau, you'll find that Au feel de l'eau's Aqua-taxi is not only a shuttle but a nice little cruise with no motors to cover the sounds of the wind and waves. Enjoy a great dinner at Cellier St-Jacques and walk to Théâtre de l'île, admiring Brewery Creek on the way there.

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Points of interest

55 ByWard Market Square St.
Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 9C3

Established in 1826 by Lt.-Col. John By, the ByWard Market is one of Canada’s oldest and largest public markets. It’s also home to friendly cafés, bistros, restaurants and pubs, fine food stores, boutiques, art galleries, hairdressing and esthetic salons, and lots more! Easily accessible on foot, by transit or by car, it offers a unique experience for all. Shop – taste – experience the ByWard Market!

1 km
From the Byward Market, cross Major's Hill Park to reach the locks. If you're lucky, you might see them being hand-activated to let boats pass. The Aqua-taxi is just a little further down by the river.
100 Laurier St.
Gatineau (Québec) K1A 0M8

The 100% electric Aqua-Taxi provides a water shuttle service between the Ottawa Locks jetty (behind the Château Laurier), the dock at the Canadian Museum of History, and the dock at Richmond Landing near the Canadian War Museum. The Aqua-Taxi also offers a discovery route, “On the Path of Samuel de Champlain.” It’s a unique and original way to travel between Ottawa or the Canadian Museum of History and the Casino du Lac-Leamy. Universal accessibility and space for bicycles.

13 km
Pass the Canadian Museum of History and stroll through Vieux-Hull by foot. You will find several cafés, bars, boutiques, and heritage buildings. Located in a superb antique house, Cellier St-Jacques has theme menus almost every night.
49 St-Jacques St.
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 2Y5

Charming restaurant in a heritage house in downtown Gatineau (Vieux-Hull). Sample wines from around the world, or simply relax on one of the patios. Enjoy a fresh market menu and discover Le Cellier’s delicious tartares and ceviches.

6 km
First municipal theatre in Québec, Théâtre de l'île is in a former pumping station that was transformed in a beautiful show hall. Both community and professionnal productions are shown here and there are beautioful gardens to explore on the small island.
1 Wellington St.
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 2H3

Built in 1886, this former water tower on a beautiful site is now home to the Théâtre de l’Île. The first municipal theatre in Quebec, it offers an appealing blend of community and professional theatre ranging from the classics to contemporary plays.