Week of May 26 to June 1, 2014

May 26 2014

The Outaouais region is a gigantic playground, and new activities are added every day. From the downtown core to the heart of nature, indoors and out, you’ll find plenty of things to do as a family, as a couple or with friends. It’s no exaggeration: in the Outaouais region, what we really need is a 10‑day week!

What’s on this week:

The summer Beerfest: more than just beer!

The theme of the fourth annual Gatineau Beerfest (May 30–June 1) is “Beer Fact and Fiction.” The three-day event will bring together some 30 microbreweries and a dozen restaurants. Besides workshops and presentations, the program includes live entertainment by some very talented artists: Damien Robitaille, Radio Radio, Zébulon and Mackenzie Rhythm Section. In the Outaouais region, a beer festival is more than just beer: it’s three days of fun in the sun!

The Titanic wasn’t the only one…

From May 30, 2014 to April 6, 2015, the Canadian Museum of History presents the exhibition Canada’s Titanic : The Empress of Ireland. Travel back in time to the night of May 29, 1914, when the Empress of Ireland collided with a coal ship in the St. Lawrence River. The splendid ocean liner, with 1,477 passengers and crew aboard, sank in less than 15 minutes. It was the greatest maritime disaster in Canadian history.

Safe Sunday cycling

On Sunday mornings, pedal around downtown in complete safety thanks to Alcatel-Lucent Sunday Bikedays. Over 50 kilometres of parkways in Ottawa and Gatineau Park are reserved for cyclists, in-line skaters, runners and walkers. Experience the beauty of Canada’s Capital Region in a fun and environmentally friendly way by cycling along the parkways through beautiful Gatineau Park and along the Rideau Canal and the Ottawa River.

For more ideas and suggestions for things to do in the Outaouais region, visit www.outaouaistourism.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.