Things To Do In Gatineau

C$199 for 2-Hour Stand-Up Paddleboarding Lesson and Overnight Expedition from Esprit Whitewater (C$300 Value)

Esprit Whitewater

Davidson

C$300 C$199

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Feel confident on your paddleboard before paddling on a lake toward a private camp site; camp the night away with meals provided

Round of Golf for Two or Four or Punch Card for Five Rounds at Les Vieux-Moulins Golf Course (Up to 55% Off)

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

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rentals at Club De Golf Touraine (Up to 43% Off)

Club De Golf Touraine

Gatineau

C$95 C$59

Relatively short course encourages golfers to work on their short and mid-range skills on 18 par 3 and 4 holes

Two Hours of Mini-Golf, Laser Tag, and Jungle Gym Access for One or Two at Fun Junction (Up to 50% Off)

Fun Junction

District du Lac-Beuchamp

C$15 C$8

Indoor funscape delights kids and adults with neon laser-tag, black light mini-golf, 30 arcade games, and a sprawling indoor play place

C$79 for a Summer Dog-Sledding Trip for Two from Timberland Tours (C$160 Value)

Timberland Tours

Bristol

C$160 C$79

Experienced guides teach the basics of harnessing and leading a team of sled dogs, as customers travel in specially designed wagons

C$19 for a Cave Tour for Two Adults at Bonnechere Caves (C$34 Value)

Bonnechere Caves

Eganville

C$34 C$19

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Guides lead explorers of all ages into limestone passageways that are home to a sinkhole, a waterfall, bats, and fossils predating dinosaurs

C$89 for a Golf Outing for Two With Range Balls & Tall Boys at Arnprior Golf Club (Up to C$130 Value)

Arnprior Golf Club

Braeside

C$130 C$89

18-hole, par-70 course with a target-style layout that rewards precise shots

C$42 for a Three-Hour Zipline Adventure for Two at Camp Fortune (Up to C$70 Value)

Camp Fortune

Chelsea

C$70 C$42

Sail across ziplines connected by treetop-level bridges, tunnels, and ladders along the park's largest course

18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four at Château Cartier Golf Club in Gatineau (Up to 55% Off)

Chateau Cartier Golf

Gatineau

C$110 C$59

Tranquil course nestled along banks of Ottawa River offers scenic views and challenges golfers with water hazards & sand bunkers

18-Hole Golf Outing for Two or Four or a Five-Round Punch Card at Champlain Golf Club (Up to 63% Off)

Champlain Golf Club

District de Deschenes

C$84 C$35

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

90-Minute Stand-Up Paddleboarding Rental, Tour, Fitness Class, or Yoga Class from Liquid Skills (Up to 45% Off)

Liquid Skills

Beachburg

C$40 C$24

Explore the Ottawa River atop a stable paddleboard, whether you're on a tour of the area or enjoying the scenery in downward dog

C$39 for Two-Day Kitschissippi Weekend Music Festival with Camping from Wilderness Tours (C$79.99 Value)

Wilderness Tours

Foresters Falls

C$79.99 C$39

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Campers emerge from tents ready to hang loose on beach, swim in Ottawa River, and listen as live music floats from festival stage

Four Weeks of Boot Camp for One or Two at 180 Fitness (Up to 86% Off)

180 Fitness

Greenbelt

C$267 C$45

Ever-changing training sessions, bolstered by a complimentary nutrition seminar, help clients achieve their fitness goals

C$31 for 10 Martial-Arts Classes at Patenaude Martial Arts (C$200 Value)

Patenaude Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

C$200 C$31

Martial Arts is a sport of its own kind helping families to tone and build muscle, release stress, hone self-defense skills and much more

Four or Eight 30-Minute Private Music Lessons from A String Music (Up to 66% Off)

A String Music

Orleans

C$100 C$49

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

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

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

5, 10, or 15 Strength-Training Classes or One Personal Fitness Assessment at Hostyle Conditioning (Up to 90% Off)

Hostyle Conditioning

Orleans

C$125 C$16

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

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Skiers and snowboarders don't have to wait long for their next adrenaline fix at Ski Vorlage. Ample lift capacity ensures short wait times for each of the ski area's 17 runs, 13 of which are open into the evening six nights a week for added thrills beneath a picturesque canopy of stars. The ski area's 80 acres encompass a vertical drop of 490 feet traversed by runs as long as 4,000 feet.

More than 140 certified instructors ensure beginners are comfortable on the slopes, although three black-diamond and one double-black-diamond runs serve to challenge experienced skiers. Between runs, skiers can warm up at the lodge restaurant or check into nearby accommodations.

65 Burnside Ch
Wakefield,
QC
CA

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

Dunnderosa Golf Club’s par 3 course lets golfers swing and putt their way through tree-dotted hills that look out on the scenery of nearby Gatineau Park. With greens that are reachable in one shot on every hole, the course invites players who are still seeking out their first hole-in-one or trying to arouse jealousy in their driver by spending more time with their short irons. Dunnderosa Golf Club also features Dunn-D’s mini-golf course, which wreathes around a central waterfall for 18 holes of tricky putts and scenic landscaping. Lined by brick rails and peppered with rocky obstacles, each hole presents geometric challenges, forcing players to carom balls around 180-degree turns and steer them through craggy outcrops before sweeping them into holes positioned on devious slopes. The mini-golf course’s front nine is designed to be accessible for players with reduced mobility, offering a competitive venue for clubbers of all ages and those intent upon playing with their shoes tied together.

11 Notch Ch
Chelsea,
QC
CA

Among Galaxie Bowling’s 24 gleaming lanes—including 12 5-pin lanes, 8 10-pin lanes, and 4 duckpin lanes—the wooden crash of felled pins and jubilant whoops from victorious players fills the air. The brightly lit space beckons players of all ages to partake in pin pummelling throughout the day, and mirror-ball-illuminated Rock ‘n’ Bowl sessions on select evenings enable orb lobbers to show off their disco-inspired backswings. Affable libation specialists bustle about the bar ensuring that no glass reaches a state of emptiness while staffers manning the on-site snack bar proffer munchables that recharge the batteries of players and nacho-powered cyborgs alike. To further bolster their entertaining ambience, Galaxie maintains a fleet of 15 video-poker terminals for arms exhausted from extensive turkey tossing.

90 Rue du Patrimoine
Aylmer,
QC
CA

For more than 30 years, the guides at Irish Creek Outfitters have explored Ottawa's local waterways and woods in search of trophy fish and game birds. During guided fishing trips along the Ottawa River trip leaders equip anglers with necessary equipment and hard-earned techniques for catching wall-worthy catches. In addition to using digital maps and Aqua-Vu underwater video cameras, fishing experts select lures that resemble seasonal food sources such as bugs, minnows, or limited-edition rib sandwiches. During the winter, they duck the chill wind inside portable shelters with propane heaters while wrestling and winning finned fighters such as walleye, northern pike, and lake trout.

2014 Thompson Rd
Renfrew,
ON
CA

From its perch alongside the Desert River, the Château Logue Hotel & Golf Resort invites guests to swing their way through the countryside charm of Golf des Trois Clochers’ nine-hole golf course. The course showcases an array of difficult hole designs, ranging from the 160-yard-or-fewer layouts of the par 3 first and third holes to the fourth hole’s 553-yard tee-to-green terrain. After pencilling in their final scores, golfers can refuel at the recto-bar and lounge on the terrace while munching on paninis, or they can waltz into le Poste de Traite, an elegant restaurant with a menu of steak and seafood, and dining room decor that harks back to a bygone era of horse-drawn carriages and caddy-drawn golf carts.

Course at a Glance:

  • Nine-hole, par 35 course
  • Length of 2,927 yards
  • Three tee options
12 Comeau Rue
Maniwaki,
QC
CA