Turbines and waterslides

It's a hot and sunny day and you want to spend it with your family? Well you're in the right region! Today, you'll take advantage of all the water there is here. Whether it's the water that spins the turbines at a hydroelectric generating station or the one that makes you zip down a slide, a splendid day awaits, just a few kilometres from downtown Gatineau. A nice visit followed by an afternoon Under the sun: could one ask for more?

Start your day by a free visit at the Rapides-Farmer Generating Station. The whole tribe, young and older, will be astonished by Québec's hydroelectric know-how, beautifully displayed here. From there, you'll only be a short drive from Mont-Cascades Waterpark, nestled in the beautiful Collines de l'Outaouais. There's a waterslide for everyone! End this awesome day with a family dinner at Le Pirate Rest'O'Bord and everyone will have a good night sleep, with both head and tummy full!

day with water

Points of interest

2740 St-Louis St.
Gatineau (Québec) J8V 3X6

In summer, discover the heritage of the Rapides-Farmer power station, located a few kilometres from downtown Gatineau and in operation since 1927. You’ll be fascinated by the history, the hydroelectric facilities and the enchanting setting of this river-run power station. Free admission. IMPORTANT NOTE: Visitors age 18 and over must present official photo ID to tour the facility. Not recommended for children under 2. Flat, closed shoes are mandatory. Space is limited; reservations are required.

15 km
From the station, head north on Road 307 until you reach chemin du Mont-Cascades. A ski resort in the winter and a waterpark in the summer neighbouring a splendid golf course, it truly is a year-round destination. You can also eat there.
448 Mont-des-Cascades Rd.
Cantley (Québec) J8V 3B2

Mont Cascades Mountain Waterpark is the National Capital Region's premier family recreation centre. Just 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa and Gatineau, Mont Cascades is your destination for family fun! This mountain waterpark is designed to entertain visitors of all ages, with four adult water slides, six children's slides, six slides for everyone, and a large activity area with waterfalls, swimming pools, a picnic area and a full-service restaurant. Great location for office parties, family celebrations or outings with friends. Season passes starting from $47.99 per person.

23 km
Everybody got wet and had fun and now it's time for dinner. The Pirate Rest'O'Bord is perfect for families and is located on the edge of the Outaouais River.
1067 Jacques-Cartier St.
Gatineau (Québec) J8T 2W3

Located on the shore of the Ottawa River, the Rest'O'Bord Le Pirate is a perfect place to weigh anchor as a couple, with family or friends. In summer, enjoy the inviting patio; the indoor room can seat 90 guests. You can pay your docking fee directly at the restaurant. Open from April to December; hours vary according to high season or low season (October to December). À la carte menu and table d'hôte for groups.