Things To Do In Gatineau

Up to 45% Off from RiverRun Rafting & Wilderness Resort

Foresters Falls

C$116 C$65

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A rafting trip on the Ottawa River includes lunch, all gear except wetsuits, use of all resort facilities, and video review of the trip

Up to 51% Off Guided Fishing Trip

Renfrew

C$320 C$159

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Expert guides lead anglers on the Ottawa River in search of walleye, muskies, and northern pike

54% Off Couples Golf Package at Arnprior Golf Club

Braeside

C$213.95 C$99

Couples clinic and round of golf on an 18-hole, par-70 course with a target-style layout that rewards precise shots

Up to 55% Off at Les Vieux-Moulins Golf Course

District de Deschenes

C$84 C$40

Ponds lined with stately stone faces come into play on 7 holes at scenic par 72 course that overlooks scenic expanse of Ottawa River

Up to 55% Off Golf Outing for Two or Four

District de Deschenes

C$84 C$42

Putting duos or quads traverse undulated fairways & greens of 18-hole course packed with sand traps, creeks & drainage ditches

82% Off Boot-Camp and Kettlebell Classes

Gatineau

C$158 C$29

Instructors push students through high-intensity boot-camp classes that torch calories and kettlebell classes that build upper-body strength

Up to 66% Off Private Music Lessons

Orleans

C$100 C$49

Students pick up the basics of everything from guitar, keyboard, fiddle, and voice to banjo, bass, and drums

Up to 56% Off Golden Energy Senior Fitness Classes

District d'Aylmer

C$40 C$19

Specially designed classes get seniors' hearts pumping and improve balance and flexibility

Up to 90% Off Strength-Training Classes

Orleans

C$125 C$16

Coaches with international competitive experience guide groups through ever-varied drills on kettlebells, sandbags, barbells, and rowers

Little Ray's Reptile Zoo – Up to 45% Off Admission

Ottawa

C$28.25 C$16

Scorpions, alligators, and other exotic species fill a reptile zoo that features interactive attractions

40% Off Unlimited Attractions at Fun Haven

Ottawa

C$49.98 C$29.99

Get all-day access to the bumper cars, rock-climbing wall, Laser Frenzy, Comfyland, and the jungle gym

Up to 54% Off Classes at Pilates Space

Centretown - Downtown

C$149 C$69

Students use floor space and equipment to strengthen muscles, improve posture and balance, and alleviate stress

Up to 56% Off at Spring Action Trampoline Centre

Spring Action Trampoline

C$45.20 C$22

Drop-in trampoline classes allow beginners and more advanced students alike to enjoy quality jump time for fun or fitness

Up to 51% Off 18 Holes of Golf and Six-Course Meal

Ashton

C$138 C$69

Tree-lined fairways and contoured greens of the course celebrating its 35th anniversary; couples enjoy a Valentine's Day meal after a round

Up to 50% Off Home Runs For Autism Charity Event

Ottawa Stadium

C$24 C$12

Former MLB star Jose Canseco squares off against NHLer Cody Ceci and other hockey players during a charitable softball game

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

C$350 C$20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 47% Off Ferrari Test Drive or Porsche Rental

Multiple Locations

C$299 C$179

Speedy jaunts in the red Ferrari 360 Spider F1 include insurance and gas; the rental Porsche boasts 345hp and can go 200+ mph

Up to 44% Off Bowling for Up to Six at Galaxie Bowling

Gatineau

C$47 C$28

Twelve 5-pin lanes, 8 10-pin lanes, and 4 duckpin lanes for players to engage in rounds of regular bowling or play on Rock ‘n’ Bowl evenings

Up to 51% Off Haunted Ottawa Walking Tour

Ottawa

C$33.34 C$16.50

Nighttime walking tours lit by lantern light focus on hauntings at locations such as the Bytown Museum and Grant House

74% Off Kids' Martial Arts Birthday Party

Kanata Lakes - Marchwood Lakeside - Morgan's Grant - Kanata

C$150 C$39

Two-hour children's birthday party includes board-breaking demonstrations and use of a samurai sword for cutting the cake

Up to 85% Off Snap Fitness Membership

Snap Fitness Bridlewood

C$230 C$35

Members work out 24/7 on treadmills, weight machines, and equipment from Cybex, Woodway, and Matrix

Up to 91% Off at Brown’s Martial Arts

Kanata Lakes - Marchwood Lakeside - Morgan's Grant - Kanata

C$178 C$19

Little Dragons caters to the 3–5 age bracket, whereas karate and ThaiBox Fit teach martial arts and fitness to older crowds

Up to 89% Off High Intensity & Cardio Classes

Ottawa

C$75 C$19

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High intensity-and-cardio classes help build muscle while making bodies leaner

Up to 67% Off Classes at Lu's Taekwon-Do Orleans

Chapel Hill

C$75 C$25

Experienced taekwon-do instructors lead classes designed to teach students of all levels self-defense techniques for the street or ring

Up to 86% Off at Saroughi Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

C$99.99 C$15

A 7th-Dan black belt teaches martial-arts and self-defense classes to students of all ages and experience levels

Up to 80% Off Capoeira Martial-Arts Classes

Lower Town

C$120 C$29

An experienced instructor teaches beginners the basics of capoeira, a Brazilian martial art that blends combat, dance, and acrobatics

55% Off Services

Ottawa

C$75 C$34

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 57% Off at Ottawa Dance Academy

Whitehaven - Queensway Terrace North

C$115 C$50

Learn to express yourself through rumba, cha-cha, and other social dances, honing your skills with other dancers or in a private session

Up to 58% Off Laser-Tag Equipment Rental

Carp

C$270 C$129

All equipment needed for offsite laser-tag parties for parties of 6 to 18

55% Off Kizomba Dance Classes

The Arts Court

C$65 C$29

Dance instructors teach students kizomba's blend of semba, zouk, and merengue in one-hour sessions

Up to 84% Off Fitness Classes or Personal Training

Kanata

C$99 C$19

Get in shape with intense circuit-training classes, heart-pumping kickboxing classes, or motivational personal-training sessions

51% Off Hot-Stone Massage or Reflexology Treatment

Westboro

C$95 C$47

A registered massage therapist uses smooth stones to knead away stress or targets tension, fatigue, and other problems with reflexology

Up to 67% Off Classes at Ottawa Fight Fitness

Centretown - Downtown

C$76 C$29.99

Rookies and pros alike train via traditional methods during muay thai classes; TRX and kettlebell conditioning helps develop strength

45% Off

Ottawa

C$130 C$72

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

44% Off

Glebe - Dows Lake

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 74% Off at Decarie Tone and Fit

The Greta Leeming Studio of Dance

C$150 C$39

Four- or eight-week boot-camp programs help exercisers overcome fitness plateaus with three types of group classes

Up to 56% Off Swordplay Workshops

Billings Bridge - Alta Vista

C$100 C$49

Research-based classes teach from manuscripts that date back to 1325; students practice with longswords and other weapons

71% Off Lessons at Eric's Academy of Music 

Orleans Village - Chateauneuf

C$100 C$29

Enthusiastic teachers cater to students' musical interests during 30-minute lessons for nearly any instrument

Up to 92% Off Martial Arts Training

Glen Cairn - Kanata South Business Park

C$129.99 C$9.99

The twice-weekly martial arts classes span styles such as Taekwon-Do, Muay Thai kickboxing, Brazilian jiujitsu, and MMA

55% Off

Kanata Lakes - Marchwood Lakeside - Morgan's Grant - Kanata

C$120 C$54

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 74% Off Sports-Car Driving from G1Tour

Multiple Locations

C$599 C$169

Slide behind the wheel of a sports car such as a Ferrari or Lamborghini and burn rubber around tracks located across Quebec and Ontario

50% Off

Sheahan Estates - Trend Village - Arlington Woods

$130 $65

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 81% Off Martial-Arts Classes

New Barrhaven - New Development - Stonebridge

C$132 C$29

Gain self-defense skills during one or two months of unlimited karate, modern arnis, nunchaku, or bo classes for students aged 4 and older

Up to 70% Off Cooking Show

Greenbelt

C$40 C$12

Cooking show teach couples how to prepare healthy and delicious meals that include dishes such as skinless fried chicken

Up to 63% Off Indoor Rock Climbing

Hawthorne Meadows - Sheffield Glen

C$135 C$59

Indoor rock-climbing gym with 15,000 sq. ft. of climbing-wall space, four bouldering areas, and top ropes

63% Off Introductory Rock-Climbing Course

District de Lucerne

C$160 C$59

Experienced guides and mountaineers teach kids and adults to crimp and climb their way atop intricate rock formations

Up to 55% Off Insanity Group Fitness Classes

West Centre Town - Little Italy - Civic Hospital East

$110 $49

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High-intensity interval training designed to amp up heart rates and burn calories

Up to 80% Off at Ottawa Bootcamp

Island Park

C$130 C$29

Instructors with more than 20 combined years of fitness experience lead participants in boot-camp workouts scaled to each person's abilities

Up to 67% Off Group Fitness Classes

Kanata Lakes - Marchwood Lakeside - Morgan's Grant - Kanata

C$150 C$59

During 30-minute classes, exercisers cycle through high-energy circuit-training workouts that efficiently target the whole body

Up to 70% Off Cardio Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

C$289 C$89

Using martial arts as a jumping-off point, cardio kickboxing classes challenge students of all levels with an intense workout

C$7 for Travel and Vacation Show for Two

Ottawa Convention Centre

C$20 C$7

More than 50 countries expound on their cultures and tourism with more than 190 exhibits, vendors, resorts, cooking demos, and sculptures

C$10 for Easter-Egg Hunt at McMaze

Saint Andrews

C$20 C$10

Kids hunt for colourful eggs hidden around the farm before enjoying hours of family activities, including a visit from the Easter Bunny

Up to 49% Off Hotel California Tribute Concert

Brockville Arts Centre

C$33.35 C$17

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Tribute band has fleshed out Eagles favorites with mandolin, pedal steel, banjo, and harmonica since 1983

Up to 78% Off at Elgin Bowling Lanes

Elgin

C$175 C$39

Up to six bowlers challenge friends during two-hour bowling session paired with pizza or during five hours worth of bowling

Up to 76% Off Boot Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

C$71.50 C$25

Burn fat and build functional strength in scalable, non-intimidating boot camp classes

Up to 56% Off Rentals from 1000 Islands Kayaking 

Gananoque

C$124.30 C$59

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In single or double kayaks, paddle along the breathtaking beaches of the 1000 Islands on the way to swimming, picnics, or simple relaxation

Up to 81% Off Kickboxing, Karate, or Kung Fu Classes

Gardiners

C$75 C$19

In a 3,000-square-foot dojo, students of all ages suit up to train under seasoned instructors of Shaolin kung fu, karate, and kickboxing

Up to 67% Off Yoga Classes or Therapy

Kingston

C$110 C$39

Classes include flow classes, hatha, Vinyasa, and Restorative yoga; one-on-one yoga-therapy package creates custom yoga practice for client

Up to 59% Off Personal-Training Sessions

K7M 3E5

C$240 C$99

Skilled trainer with experience in cardio conditioning and bodybuilding leads pupil to weight-loss and muscle-building goals

Up to 86% Off Women's Kick-Boxing Classes

Greenwood

C$139.99 C$19.99

Women get blood pumping with high-kicking self-defense exercises

Up to 56% Off at Momentum Pilates

Gardiners

C$85 C$37

Experienced instructors lead students of all fitness levels through core-sculpting Pilates classes on machines or mats

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Struck by wanderlust after reading J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy novels, Joe Kowalski decided to kindle his own passion for adventure by exploring the uncharted rapids of the Ottawa River with a group of fellow college students. There they discovered a multi-channel paradise—the six-mile-wide river churned through dozens of islands, jutting rocks, secluded beaches, and gorgeous waterfalls, as well as calmer paddling runs. Their stories and videos attracted guests, spurring the loosely organized group to band together in 1975 to become Wilderness Tours. To date, they have guided more than one million people safely down the river.

Today, the guides spend most of their time on white water rafting day trips, pausing in their runs to lead body-surfing and cliff-jumping adventures at some of the river's calmer spots. A riverside lunch is also provided to refuel paddlers for the second half of their run.The main resort also makes use of the stunning topography and forests that surround the river during rock-climbing, bungee jumping, and mountain biking excursions. The Wilderness Tours Adventure Resort offers luxury accommodations alongside a restaurant and bar.

Box 89 Beachburg
Ontario,
ON
CA

After a three-year renovation by renowned course architects Graham Cooke and Stan Brigham, Gatineau Club de Golf unveiled a sleek new course layout in 2010. The site boasts championship-calibre credentials, including a total distance of more than 7,000 yards from the back tees and large bent-grass greens that punish poorly struck approaches with treacherous putts. Generous fairways reward precise bifurcation with excellent lies, but players guilty of errant drives will be pleasantly surprised to find plenty of room to make a bold go at the green. Water makes its omnipresence known as early as the 395-yard second hole, where players must tee off over a pond, negotiate with a creek that crosses the fairway 100 yards in front of the green, and avoid the water that buttresses the green to the left and rear. The 18th hole makes a 90-degree dogleg right around a massive reservoir and a pond stretching alongside the entire right length of the fairway, demanding the same precision as the moat around a driveway.

160 Rue du Golf
Gatineau,
QC
CA

At Vintage Wings of Canada it is our mission to acquire, restore, maintain and fly classic aircraft of Canadian historical significance. It is our goal to inspire and educate future generations about our nation's rich aviation heritage while commemorating military veterans who gave so much for our simple liberties today.

1699 Rue Arthur Fecteau Street
Gatineau,
QC
CA

• For $6, you get 30 minutes of electric kiddy-kar rental (for customers 54" and shorter), plus unlimited access to the park (up to a $13 value). • For $10, you get 20 minutes of gas-powered ATV rental (for customers 54" and taller), plus unlimited access to the park (a $20 value). Mini-A's expansive park delights children ages 1–12 with kid-friendly structures and vehicles that safely allay adrenalin. Youngsters shorter than 54 inches can take the wheel of an electric kiddy kar while zooming for 30 minutes along the asphalt track, securely picking up speed and practicing for their first solo fast-food run. Taller kids can instead cruise for up to 20 minutes in a gas-powered all-terrain vehicle, and both age groups get unlimited access to the park's elaborate play land. Activities such as mini golf, climbing structures, inflatable bounces, and trampolines buoy youthful energy as the slick splash pad cools kids like a blown-kiss from a polar bear.

1870 Maloney Blvd E
Gatineau,
QC
CA

Nestled against Champlain Lookout, the highest point along the Ottawa River, Storyland's 90 verdant acres augment scenic vistas with a water park, mini golf, petting zoo, and other family-friendly attractions. Guests can sojourn to the top of Champlain Lookout, a prime spot to high-five passing hot air balloon captains and gaze 40 kilometres in all directions. Fairytale Trail invites patrons to meander down forested trails where storybook characters enact fairytale tableaus. Pay tribute to farmyard animals at Storyland's petting zoo, or get legs in shape for bubble-wrap stomping in paddleboats that cruise Windmill Pond. Merrymakers can cool down overheated fun receptors at the Splish-Splash Spray Park boasting inflatable waterslides and fountains of water, and refuel at the Storyland Café.

793 Storyland Rd
Renfrew,
ON
CA

Operating on the trails that hosted the 2010 Bristol Dryland dog-racing championship, Timberland Tours employs experienced guides and 40 canines to propel adventure-seekers on year-round excursions of Pontiac county. Guides operate from a rustic wooden cabin headquarters, huddled in a circle of tall evergreens, which hosts revellers inside or on an open porch. An adjacent barbecue grill and bonfire pits often blaze with friendly flames, and trophy and photo displays inside the cabin chronicle sledding victories and awards for particularly memorable ghost stories from sleepovers. In winter months, two-person sleds carry riders down wooded trails, and in warm weather lightweight wagons send them soaring along on dog carting trips. Timberland Tours fuels its sleds using highly trained teams of Alaskan pointer, husky, and greyhound mixes.

36 Chemin Ragged Chute
Bristol,
QC
CA

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