Break the routine. Discover activities. Family style.

This Week

Fri May 8 - Sun November 8

75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

Canada Science and Technology Museum - Ottawa
Exhibition
Victory in Europe Day, or V-E Day, was celebrated on May 8, 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of the Second World War of Nazi Germany’s unconditional military surrender, ending the... visit website

Free
10 and up
Online
Take a virtual tour of the Canadian Museum of Nature’s public building, the Victoria Memorial Museum Building. While the museum is closed to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still... visit website

Free
5-12 y.o.
Bilingual
Online

Build a Time Capsule

Canadian Museum of History - Gatineau
Nature
One day in the future, historians will want to learn all about today. What kind of clothes did we wear? What toys did we play with? What did we enjoy doing? What challenges did we face? This activity... visit website

Free
6-12 y.o.
Bilingual
Online

Go on History Scavenger Hunt

Canadian Museum of History - Gatineau
Games
Every object tells a story, even everyday objects lying around your home. In fact, many common household items are part of the Museum’s collection. It’s true; we’ve included everything from... visit website

Free
4-10 y.o.
Bilingual
Online

Make Pita Bread

Canadian Museum of History - Gatineau
Cooking
There are few things as delicious and comforting as warm bread straight out of the oven. While there is evidence that humans have been making bread for thousands of years, the sliced bread you buy at... visit website

3-12 y.o.
Bilingual
Online

Curate an Exhibition

Canadian Museum of History - Gatineau
Art
Have you ever wondered how a museum exhibition is put together? Have you ever wanted to play the role of curator? Now’s your chance! Be inspired by everyday items and curate your very own... visit website

Free
5-10 y.o.
Bilingual
Online
Fri June 26 - Thu December 31

Le Petit Prince

La Nouvelle Scène - Ottawa
Story Time
[French] language.C’est l’heure du conte grâce à ce nouveau projet présenté par VOX THÉÂTRE en collaboration avec LNSGD, le Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario et le... visit website

Free
4-12 y.o.
Online

Alice au pays des merveilles

La Nouvelle Scène - Ottawa
Story Time
[French] language.Vox Théâtre présente LE BONHEUR DU CONTE en collaboration avec La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins, le Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario et la province de... visit website

Free
4-10 y.o.
French
Online

Blanche-Rose et Rose-Rouge

La Nouvelle Scène - Ottawa
Story Time
[French] language.Vox Théâtre présente LE BONHEUR DU CONTE en collaboration avec La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins, le Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario et la province de... visit website

Free
4-10 y.o.
French
Online
Wed July 29 - Sat October 10

Parc Omega By Night

Omega Park - Montebello
Nature
Discover nature’s beauty through a light and sound experience. The 1,5 km walking trail begins at dusk and parts from the enchanted forest in the Land of the Pioneers.

Free – 25
for all
French
Outside
Fri July 31 - Wed September 30

Northern Lights virtual show

Canadian Heritage
Performance
The sound and light show has been transformed into a virtual format this summer and promises an equally magical experience as the iconic Centre Block and Peace Tower are recreated on screen. This is... visit website

for all
Bilingual
Online
Wed August 19 - Wed September 30 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Autocueillette de pommes

Verger Croque-Pomme - Lochaber-Partie-Ouest
Nature
[French] language.Situé dans le canton de Lochaber-Ouest en Outaouais, Croque-Pomme est un verger diversifié d’auto-cueillette et de production cidricole, en transition biologique. Sur 20... visit website

for all
French
Outside
Sat September 5 - Wed September 30

Coureurs des bois Challenge

Bourget – chemin Marcil - Bourget
Nature
Sport
ARE YOU READY FOR THE CHALLENGE 2020? You are invited to follow one of the circuits (3km / 5km) marked out in the Lavigne Natural Park. There won't be any obstacles but several challenges await you!... visit website

Free
4 and up
Outside

Ruines de Carbide Willson

National Capital Commission
Nature
Sport
[French] language.Pour vous rendre aux ruines, empruntez le sentier 36 à partir du stationnement P11, situé sur le chemin du Lac-Meech. En été, ce sentier est accessible aux marcheurs et aux... visit website

Free
for all
Bilingual
Outside
Mon September 21 - Fri September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Biodiversity meets art!

University of Ottawa - Ottawa
Science
Let’s Talk Science in Ottawa will be offering activities all week to classes and our Indigenous community partners that link biodiversity and art. Activities will centre around those that a field... visit website

Free
for all
Wed September 23 - Sun October 4
Join us to watch fun animations that make you want to sing, dance, and laugh! Watch as clever kids and charismatic animals go on adventures.

9
8 and up
English
Online
Fri September 25 - Sat September 26

Festival Franco-Ontarien

Major’s Hill Park - Ottawa
Festival
Performance

10 – 20
for all
French
Online
Fri September 25 - Sun January 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Planet Age: Mysteries of the Ice Ages

Canadian Museum of Nature - Ottawa
Exhibition
Nature
Explore the power of ice and cold in shaping the world we live in today. Produced by the Canadian Museum of Nature, this world-premiere exhibition features more than 120 real specimens,... visit website

Free – 15
for all
Bilingual
Sat September 26 - Sun October 25

NCC Fall Rhapsody

National Capital Commission
Nature
Come and enjoy the spectacular fall colours on display throughout Gatineau Park. In addition to the popular spots in the Park’s southern sector, many other unique and fascinating places offer... visit website

Free
for all
Outside
Sat September 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Royaume animal

Ottawa Public Library
Science
[French] language.Cet atelier offre à ses participants une introduction à la biologie. Plusieurs sujets, accompagnés de démonstrations interactives, seront abordés, telle la différence entre... visit website

Free
6-10 y.o.
French
Online
Sat September 26 - Sun September 27 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Family Art Adventures

National Gallery of Canada - Ottawa
Art
Enjoy some quality family time, surrounded by great art. Drop by the Fred & Elizabeth Fountain Garden Court to pick up a self-guided activity kit, packed with fun ways to explore the Gallery with... visit website

Free – 16
3-8 y.o.
Bilingual
Inside
Sat September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Atelier d’expression artistique

Poltimore Fair - Val-des-Monts
Art
[French] language.Cet atelier permettra aux participants de découvrir les arts visuels et les arts de la scène. Leur imagination et leur créativité les amèneront à explorer des techniques de... visit website

Free
10 and up
French
Inside
Sun September 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Atelier de dessin en 3D

Parc Thibault - Val-des-Monts
Art
[French] language.Cet atelier s’adresse aux enfants qui aiment travailler de leurs mains et créer des objets hors de l’ordinaire. Les participants auront la chance d’explorer, de travailler et... visit website

Free
8-12 y.o.
French

October 2020

Sun October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kattam et ses tam-tams

Salle Jean-Despréz - Gatineau
Performance
[French] language.17 prix et nominations à ce jour! Au son du n'goni, du djembé, du naffar, de la derbouka et du dhol, le percussionniste Kattam vous invite par le rythme, le chant et la danse à... visit website

10 – 12
5-12 y.o.
Thu October 15 - Sun October 18

Signatures Show

Aberdeen Pavilion – Lansdowne Park - Ottawa
Festival
Signatures is a uniquely Canadian handmade marketplace in Ottawa that features the works of over 150 artists, artisans, makers, and designers from coast-to-coast. Since 1983, Signatures has been... visit website

Free – 8
for all
Inside
Sat October 17 - Sat December 12
[French] language.Le Centre d’excellence artistique de l’Ontario, en partenariat avec la Maison de la francophonie d’Ottawa, Vox Théâtre, la Fédération de la Jeunesse Canadienne Française,... visit website

135
8 and up
French
Online
Sat October 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Atelier d’expression artistique

École du Sommet - Val-des-Monts
Art
[French] language.Cet atelier permettra aux participants de découvrir les arts visuels et les arts de la scène. Leur imagination et leur créativité les amèneront à explorer des techniques de... visit website

Free
10 and up
French
Inside
Sun October 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Atelier de bande dessinée

Poltimore Fair - Val-des-Monts
Art
[French] language.Tu aimes lire des bandes dessinées, créer des histoires et dessiner des personnages ? Cet atelier est parfait pour to i! Il te permettra de t’initier à la bande dessinée tout... visit website

Free
10 and up
French
Thu October 29 - Sun November 1

Poutine Fest

Ottawa City Hall - Ottawa
Festival

Free
for all
Outside

November 2020

Sun November 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

La légende de Barbe d’Or

Salle Jean-Despréz - Gatineau
Performance
[French] language.« Des pi-quoi?I? » Décidé à se venger d’une mer qui l’a rejeté sur le rivage d’une île volcanique, le Manipulpe, être mi-requin mi-humain, fera tout en son pouvoir... visit website

10 – 12
6-10 y.o.
Fri November 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Yao

Cabaret La Basoche - Aylmer
Performance
[French] language.Oscillant entre Slam et Soul accentué par des notes Groove, Funk et Pop – Yao, de sa voix grave de baryton nous charme par l’univers chaleureux de sa poésie et par son audace... visit website

25
10 and up
Sun November 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ma petite boule d’amour

Cabaret La Basoche - Aylmer
Performance
[French] language.Un gros ours s’ennuie ferme dans sa tanière. La solitude le rend morose. Or une nuit, un rêve étrange le sort de sa torpeur. Quelqu’un quelque part semble avoir besoin de... visit website

10 – 12
3-6 y.o.

December 2020

Sat December 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

613Christmas

Lansdowne Park - Ottawa
Festival
613flea is a not-for-profit marketplace where artisans, designers and makers come together with antiques dealers, food merchants and vintage clothing vendors to create an amazing market that is fun,... visit website

Free
for all
English
Inside

May 2021

Sun May 2 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

BougeBouge Outaouais

Centre Asticou - Gatineau
Sport
[French] language.Découvrez les merveilles de l'Outaouais dans le cadre d’un événement sportif, unique et rassembleur pour toute la famille

35 – 55
5 and up
Outside
Sat May 22 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Great Glebe Garage Sale

Glebe - Ottawa
Festival
This annual neighbourhood-wide porch and driveway sale is held rain or shine, on the fourth Saturday in May. The next sale will be held on Saturday May 23, 2020. See our FAQs for more information.

Free
for all
English
Outside

August 2021

Thu August 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

La légende de Barbe d’Or

Shenkman Arts Centre - Orleans
Performance
Décidé à se venger d’une mer qui l’a rejeté sur le rivage d’une île volcanique, le Manipulpe, être mi-requin mi-humain, fera tout en son pouvoir pour que la terreur règne sur les eaux.... visit website

18.50
6-10 y.o.
Fri August 13 - Sun August 22

Capital Fair

Rideau Carleton Entertainment Centre - Gloucester
Festival

Free – 5
Array

September 2021

Fri September 10 - Sun September 12

Comiccon

EY Centre - Ottawa
Festival

Free – 25
for all
Thu September 23 - Sun September 26

Carp Fair

Carp Fair - Carp
Festival

Free – 14
for all

Verger Wilmont

1155 Chemin Linda - Gatineau
Nature
[French] language.Venez visitez le plus beau verger en Outaouais. Situé entre Thurso et Masson (Gatineau) Savourez les meilleurs pommes auto cueillette!

for all
French
Outside

Mont-Cascades

448 Mont-des-Cascades - Cantley
Sport
Our slides are widely recognized as the best in the world for safety, thrills and fun. Mont Cascades’ water slides are the same water slides you’ll find at the amusement park industry’s... visit website

for all
Outside

Symmes Inn Museum

1 Front - Aylmer
Built in 1831 by Charles Symmes, founder of Aylmer and nephew of Philemon Wright, this hotel welcomed passengers traveling from Montreal and allowed them to spend the night before catching a steamer... visit website

Array
French
Inside

Arbraska – Laflèche

255 Route Principale - Val-des-Monts
Nature
Sport
[French] language.Prends ton élan et viens découvrir les ascensions d’Arbraska Laflèche! Tu aimes grimper au sommet des arbres, traverser les sentiers périlleux ou encore descendre en... visit website

5 and up
French English
Outside

Tubes & Jujubes

170 Deveault - Gatineau
Sport
[French] language.11 glissades, 3 niveaux de tubes labyrinthes, piscine avec 10000+ balles, canons mousse, terrain de soccer/basketball, zone bébé [0-3ans], arcades ($), 5 salles de fêtes, et plus... visit website

2-10 y.o.
French
Inside

Pärlē – Bistro ludique

325 Gréber - Gatineau
Games
[French] language.Pärlē - Bistro ludique vous offre une cuisine bistronomique, des centaines de jeux à découvrir sur place et des animateurs passionnés!

for all
French
Inside

Éco-Odyssée

52, chemin les Sources - La Pêche
Nature
[French] language.Vivez une expérience unique au cœur de la nature à seulement 30 minutes d’Ottawa- Gatineau, près du pittoresque village de Wakefield.Découvrez l’habitat du castor tout en... visit website

for all
French
venue

Pinhey’s Point Historic Site

270 Pinhey's Point - Ottawa
Nestled on the banks of the Ottawa River approximately 40 minutes west of downtown, Pinhey’s Point features a nearly 200-year-old manor house and surrounding ruins and is an Ontario Heritage Trust... visit website

for all
English

Omega Park

399 Road 323 North - Montebello
Nature
[French] language.Le Parc, formule unique au Québec, vous permet de découvrir de nombreuses espèces d’animaux sauvages vivant en liberté dans leur habitat naturel, au fil des saisons.

for all
French
Outside

Upper Canada Village

13740 County Road 2 - Morrisburg

for all
English
Outside

Verger Croque-Pomme

20 Berndt - Lochaber-Partie-Ouest
Nature

for all
French
Outside

Ottawa Art Gallery

50 Mackenzie Bridge - Ottawa
Art
Ottawa Art Gallery fosters connections between artists and the diverse members of our broader community.

for all
Inside

Canada Science and Technology Museum

2421 Lancaster - Ottawa
Exhibition
Science
Visitors are invited to discover, play, and experience how people—through curiosity, observation, and creativity—have made Canada and continue to shape its future. When visitors walk through the... visit website

for all
The Diefenbunker was commissioned by Prime Minister John Diefenbaker in 1959, as part of his government’s reaction to escalating tensions in the Cold War. The purpose of the bunker was to house key... visit website

for all
Bilingual

National Gallery of Canada

380 Sussex Drive - Ottawa
Art
Home of the world’s most comprehensive collection of Canadian art

for all
Bilingual
Inside

Canadian Museum of Nature

240 McLeod Street - Ottawa
Nature

for all
Bilingual
Inside

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

2940 Old Montreal Road - Cumberland
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum provides an immersive and educational experience that showcases life in the 1920s and 30s with dozens of heritage and true-to-the-era reproduction buildings. Find a... visit website

for all
Bilingual
venue

Billings Estate National Historic Site

2100 Cabot Street - Ottawa
The Billings family settled on the shores of the Rideau River in 1812 and took an active role in shaping the community as it evolved over time and until the 1970s when they left the estate. They... visit website

for all
Bilingual
venue

Canadian War Museum

1 Vimy Place - Ottawa
The Canadian War Museum is Canada’s national museum of military history and one of the world’s most respected museums for the study and understanding of armed conflict. The Museum traces its... visit website

for all

Canadian Museum of History

100 Laurier Street - Gatineau
The Canadian Museum of History is the centre for research and public information on the human history of the country.

for all
Bilingual
Inside