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!
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Points of interest
Gatineau (Québec) J8V 3X6
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. Admission: Free. IMPORTANT NOTE: Visitors age 18 and over must present photo ID (health insurance card, driver's licence or passport) before touring the facility. The visit is not recommended for children under 2 years of age. Limited space; reservations required From May 21 to June 23, 2018, From Monday to Friday 9:30 AM, 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:45 PM. From June 24 juin to August 26, 2018, from Wednesday to Sunday 9:30 AM, 11:15 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:45 PM.
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.
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.