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 Street
Gatineau (Québec) J8V 3X6

During summer, discover the heritage of the Rapides-Farmer power station, located a few kilometres from downtown Gatineau. You will be fascinated by the history, the hydroelectric facilities and the enchanting setting of this river-run power station, which has been in operation since 1927. Free Admission. IMPORTANT NOTE: Visitors aged 18 years and over must present official photo ID to tour the facility. The visit is not recommended for children under 2 years old. Limited space; reservations 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 Road
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 = fun guaranteed ! This mountain waterpark is designed to entertain the whole family. It features four water slides for adults, six slides for the kids, six slides for all ages, a large activity area with waterfalls, swimming pools, a vast picnic area and a full-service restaurant. Great location for office parties, family celebrations or outings with friends.

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 Street
Gatineau (Québec) J8T 2W3

Established in 1992, the restaurant offers a welcoming haven all year round. The dining room overlooks the Ottawa River, and boat owners can pull into our marina and pay the docking fee at the restaurant. Groups welcome.