Summer is for playing!

Enjoy the longest days of the year in the Outaouais. In just one day, you'll go through a whole range of experiences sitting in warm sand, climbing up trees, gliding on the water, savouring the moment in the woods or in the city's festive atmosphere.
Time to prepare a picnic! In Cantley, la Source des Saveurs (licensed by local cheesemaker La Trappe à fromage) has all the local goodness you need: cheese, bread, pastries, charcuteries... They have it all! Eat your lunch and defy gravity at Arbraska Laflèche's aerial parks, made for all members of the family. Ity's time to head to the Outaouais' bayou and discover little-known parts of the region... on an airboat! On your way back, enjoy the warm sand at Parc du Lac-Beauchamp's beach and head to dowtown Ottawa at sunset for spectacular multimedia show Northern Lights on Parliament Hill. Days like this can't be long enough!

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Points of interest

200 Bellehumeur Street
Gatineau (Québec) J8T 8N6

La Trappe à fromage specializes in artisanal cheese making. From its famous fresh-daily cheese curds to house cheddars and over 350 of the world's finest cheeses, the shop offers a wide array of local, regional and international products. Free samples available! Also on site are microbrewery beers, a fresh bakery, and a fine foods and deli section. Take home one of our chef's delicious fresh-prepared meals. Come see how cheese is made!

12,2 km
At Arbraska Laflèche is a mysterious cave, dating at least 20,000 years! Temperature is around 4° C year round so be sure to have warm clothes if you plan on visiting it, even in the middle of summer.
255 Principale Road
Val-des-Monts (Québec) J8N 4B7

Come and live exciting moments on treetops and have fun on our zip lines, suspended bridges, swings, nets and way more! Release your inner Tarzan while flying over a 168-feet lake on a giant zip line that will propel you 45 km/h! Arbraska Laflèche is more than just an aerial park: it offers many other adventures to share with family, friends or colleagues, such as GPS rallies, a Via Ferrata, team building, cave exploration or night treks for the bravest! Venture deep underground in the famous Laflèche Cave, the biggest visited cave in the Canadian Shield. Equipped with an explorer helmet, you will be able to observe the 1,001 subterranean mysteries while living an unforgettable experience.

36,4 km
Drive along sublime Lac McGregor and notice the many islands. It has been cottage country for many generations of visitors including the Oblates who in 1894 built a nice chapel that can still be seen today.
1234 Notre-Dame Street (Parc des Pêcheurs)
Gatineau (Québec)

The experience of a lifetime! This authentic, fun, and educational experience is unique to Bayou-Outaouais, offering you an excursion by airboat through the largest wildlife refuge in Québec. You will find yourself immersed in the great “northern bayous”, where the splendor and diversity of the flora and fauna native to these wetlands await. The authentic fully guided airboat tour provides access to remote areas, where guests will be able to closely observe many diverse species of mammals, birds, turtles and aquatic life. If you are looking for an unforgettable experience to share with friends and family, the only one of its kind in Canada, you’ve found it here! Adventure awaits!

4,6 km
Parc du lac-Beauchamp offers many activities year tound such as Wonders of Sand at the beginning of July, where sand sculptors create spectacular temporary works of art.
745 Maloney Blvd. East
Gatineau (Québec)

Lac-Beauchamp Park offers 213 hectors of recreational installations that are accessible all year round. The main pavilion offers services and equipment rental. With 15 km of recreational trails, this is the perfect location for swimming, canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sliding and skating.

14,3 km
Drive along the Ottawa River on newly renovated Jacques-Cartier Street to get to downtown Ottawa. Around sunset, head for Parliament Hill and be amazed by Northern Lights!
111 Wellington Street (Parliament Hill)
Ottawa (Ontario) K1A 0AG

This experience of sound and light is a thrilling thematic journey through Canada’s history presented in spectacular detail against the backdrop of the Parliament Buildings. Don't miss this free, bilingual evening show, presented July 10 to September 3, 2018. In July at 10 PM, in August at 9:30 PM and in September at 9 PM. See you there!