Things To Do In Gatineau

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

Camp Fortune

Chelsea

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

C$70 C$42

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

A String Music

Orleans

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

C$100 C$49

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

Liquid Skills

Beachburg

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$40 C$24

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Round of Golf for Two or Four or Punch Card for Five Rounds at Les Vieux-Moulins Golf Course (Up to 67% Off)

Les Vieux-Moulins Golf Course

District de Deschenes

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

C$84 C$30

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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

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

C$95 C$59

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

Chateau Cartier Golf

Gatineau

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

C$110 C$59

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18-Hole Golf Outing for Two or Four or a Five-Round Punch Card at Champlain Golf Club (Up to 55% Off)

Champlain Golf Club

District de Deschenes

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

C$84 C$42

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Four Weeks of Boot Camp for One or Two at 180 Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

180 Fitness

Greenbelt

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

C$267 C$57

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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

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

C$15 C$8

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Training at Bonafide Yu (Up to 82% Off). Three Options Available.

Bonafide Yu

Byward Market - Parliament Hill

Hybrid group training geared toward inspiring, motivation, and creating a sense of confidence for trainees of all fitness levels

C$163 C$45

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Three 60-Minute Intro to Flamenco Dance Classes for One or Two at Flamenco Studio Ottawa (Up to Off)

Ottawa Flamenco Studio

District de Hull

Expert instructor imparts sizeable knowledge of flamenco upon pupils during classes that teach essential skills such as rhythmic footwork

C$60 C$29

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

Wilderness Tours

Foresters Falls

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

C$79.99 C$39

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Sightseeing, Sunset, or Cocktail Cruise from Capital Cruises (Up to 41% Off). Multiple Dates Available.

Capital Cruises

Jacques Cartier Park Wharf in Gatineau (Hull Sector)

Sightseeing boat shows off vistas of Parliament buildings and Rideau Falls; savour drinks during sunset and Rock the River cocktail cruises

C$22 C$13

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

Bonnechere Caves

Eganville

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

C$34 C$19

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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

Hips start swiveling with grace at White Sands Golf Course & Practice Centre, where golfers hone their form at a nine-hole executive course, extensive practice facilities, and academy classes. On the 1,477-yard course designed by Graham Cooke, golfers can choose from three tee options and finish rounds in less than two hours. To gear up for the water hazards and serpentine sand bunkers that stud the fairways, players can sharpen their technique at the extensive White Sands practice facility. Here, 30 fibre mats and 42 grass tees await along the driving range, and players can work on their victory half smiles after chipping out of the practice sand trap onto a green.

White Sands Golf Course & Practice Centre is also the site of the Graham Gunn Golf Advantage School, whose head is a member of the European Senior Tour and spent a decade as head professional at the Carleton Golf & Yacht Club. Gunn teaches clinics and offers private coaching for students who don’t want to be overheard asking how long you have to sit on a golf ball before it hatches.

1705 St Joseph Blvd
Orleans,
ON
CA

RiverRun Rafting & Wilderness Resort, a once humble 12-raft outfit, has grown into a 165-acre resort that accommodates all levels of outdoorsmen with a variety of lodgings. But whitewater rafting remains the focus of the resort, with guides leading trips ranging from high-adventure surges through foaming rapids to gentle floats down the Ottawa River's middle channel. And because the resort is located on a 4,000-foot stretch of shoreline, each trip ends on the resort's beaches, meaning that rafters get more time on the water since there isn't a second round of transport back to the resort.

River Run Rafting's staff of experts even pioneered a six-person sport raft dubbed the Ultimate Adventure Sports Raft, which is capable of turning back up river eddies, reentering rapids from the side, and suspending atop whitewater the way a surfer rides a wave. Upgrades are available for an additional cost.

1260 Grant Settlement Rd
Foresters Falls,
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

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

Stretching across the tree-lined shores of the Ottawa River, Les Vieux-Moulins' 18-hole course spans 6,511 yards of immaculate fairways and greens. Stone faces hem a circuit of ponds that come into play on seven holes throughout the course, forming a rigid barrier between dry and peacefully drowned balls. The strategically incorporated water hazards create memorable shots on multiple holes, including the par 4 13th, where dimpled orbs seemingly pause in midair to gaze at their reflections in the large pond below, which players must carry if they hope to reach the green in regulation. A moderately difficult course when played from the farthest tees, the course caters to players of all abilities with three tee options.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,511 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 70.5 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 116 from the farthest tees * Three tee options

511, chemin Antoine-Boucher
Gatineau,
QC
CA