Go for an urban getaway in the Outaouais this summer
Destinations to explore, May 22, 2023 2023-05-22
Gatineau Brewfest © Camille Labonté

This summer, the Outaouais region invites you to discover all that Gatineau has to offer. Whether with family or friends, you'll be amazed by the natural beauty of the Ottawa River and the breathtaking views. Here are just a few of the must-sees that will make you want to go there as soon as possible!

Canadian Museum of History
Canadian Museum of History. Photo credit: Mathieu Foote

Looking for some fun? Head over to the Outaouais!

There is no better way for people of all ages to stretch out their legs than with a climb. At the Centre d’escalade – Bloc 9.81, the bouldering walls are constantly changed so that repeat visitors can expect an interesting, renewed experience every time.

To satisfy your cultural side, head to the Canadian Museum of History. In addition to exciting exhibits and interactive activities, this architecturally distinctive museum is home to the Canadian Children's Museum, which promises a fun visit for the whole family.

Be sure to also stop by the Pärlé Bistro ludique, where hundreds of board games await you, as well as a bistro menu and a vast beer and wine list. Fun guaranteed!

Events you won’t want to miss

In the Outaouais, there are many opportunities to celebrate! There’s the famous Gatineau Brewfest that takes place at the Place des festivals ZIBI. It's the perfect opportunity to raise a glass and discover microbreweries from all over Quebec.

Soak up the unparalleled atmosphere of the Grands Feux du Casino Lac-Leamy, a pyromusical event full of surprises with experiential paths, themed shows and more.

And let's not forget the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival, which features five days of exciting programming each year, including concerts, light shows, an amusement park and fireworks, not to mention spectacular balloon flights.

Enjoy the flavours of the Outaouais

Foodies, get ready to tantalize your taste buds with a variety of delicious flavours.

With its colourful menu of homemade dishes, the Bistro CoqLicorne offers its own definition of the word "treat". It is the perfect place to share good times in the cozy decor of a unique restaurant.

Enjoy an evening at Quai Chic Taverne, where the restaurant-bar experience is combined with a varied menu. Tartares, grilled meats, mussels, fish or seafood: whatever takes your fancy!

Maybe you’re also dreaming of a good beer in a relaxed atmosphere? The À La Dérive Brasserie Artisanale craft brewery is committed to guiding you to the one that will seduce you from the very first sip!

Need more ideas? Head over to tourismeoutaouais.com!

Quai Chic Taverne
Quai Chic Taverne. Photo credit: CB Courcy

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