Around Eastertime, the weather starts to warm up and we know summer is on its way. In the Outaouais, longer days mean more time to have fun! Are you eager for summer? Here, the water is always the perfect temperature for splashing around in a waterpark, taking a pirate cruise with your little buccaneers, or exploring the shoreline of the Ottawa River in a kayak with your buddies. The air is fresh: it hits you in the face on a parachute jump, it's gentler on a hovercraft or a bike, and it's filled with music at Rockfest and the Country Music Festival. Here, the land is fertile, as youll discover as you pick your own berries and meet local food producers. Here, campfires burn especially brightvisit our parks, reserves and campgrounds and youll see! Here in the Outaouais, were all set for an outstanding summer.
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Our featured route
There is so much to do in Gatineau and Ottawa that we came up with 4 circuits for you to enjoy. Urban beaches, museums, nice restaurants, boat rides, bike rides or even helicopter rides, your stay in the city will be special but never dull. Most attractions are accessible with the STO's bus system. Let's split the day in two: a challenge in the morning and rest in the afternoon. Climb the wall of church converted in a climbing centre. Then, head to Saint-Éloi restaurant on the shores of Lac Leamy in the heart of Gatineau and let yourself relax. Bring a towel because right next to the restaurant is Centre de plein air du Lac Leamy. A beach, some sun... what more could you possibly want?