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Gatineau 2017 - 150 years of Joie de vivre

FOUR SEASONS OF CELEBRATIONS OF THE JOIE DE VIVRE IN GATINEAU

In 2017, the national capital region will come alive with Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations. Gatineau will be filled with Joie de vivre, as Cirque du Soleil and MOSAÏCANADA 150 / Gatineau 2017 thrill residents and the millions of visitors expected in the region.

What’s more, dozens of other events and activities are being organized throughout the year in both Gatineau and Ottawa.

Visitors would do well to start planning their stay in Gatineau to make sure that they don’t miss out on these celebrations.

Winter

FEBRUARY 3 TO 20
Snowflake Kingdom – Winterlude Special activities for the 150th in Jacques-Cartier Park - Free

FEBRUARY 17 TO 19
Gatineau Loppet – Highlighting the 150th New Fat Bike race and historical entertainment École secondaire Mont-Bleu and Gatineau Park - $ | Free for spectators

FEBRUARY 23 TO 26
Salon du Livre de l’Outaouais Special edition Canada 150 Palais des congrès de Gatineau - $

SPRING

MAY 6 TO 13
Gatineau Reading Town Special edition Canada 150 Several locations - Free

MAY 27
Light and sound of silence Lights and new show Masson-Angers Sector - Free

JUNE 8 TO 10
Festibière / Brewfest 2017 1st Canadian Beer Championship | Canadian Museum of History - $

JUNE 9
International Archives Day Special edition Canada 150 Maison de la culture and Place de la Cité - Free

JUNE 11 Orchestre symphonique des jeunes de l’Outaouais remember! Concert for the 150th with five prominent figures from Gatineau’s history CÉGEP de l’Outaouais, salle Gabrielle-Roy - $


SUMMER

JUNE 15 TO AUGUST 13
Balivernes et MĂ©livernes A collective exhibition of nostalgic and visionary art inspired by the steampunk movement | Galerie Montcalm - Free

JUNE 20 TO 22
Gatineau’s Intercultural Festival Domaine Fairview - Free

JUNE 30 TO OCTOBER 15
MosaĂŻCanada 150 / Gatineau 2017 For 107 days, Gatineau will host one of the biggest horticultural events in the world. Discover 150 years of history, values, culture and art in Canada. A 1 km path, 45 works | Jacques-Cartier Park - Free

JUNE 30
Wings Over Gatineau Special edition for the 150th | Gatineau Airport - $

JULY 1ST - CANADA’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY
Official opening of the new Canadian History Hall Rediscover Canada’s history, presented by the most visited museum in the country! Canadian Museum of History - $

JULY 2
Picnic on the Bridge Alexandra Bridge - $ (SOLD OUT)

JULY 6 TO 8
Festival d’humour de Gatineau. First edition of this festival, featuring Rachid Badouri. Joie de vivre guaranteed! | Place de la Cité - $

JULY 7 TO 9
Wonders of Sand Special edition of Canada’s Waterscapes Lac-Beauchamp Park - Free

JULY 28 TO AUGUST 6
Festival Country de Gatineau Special folk and traditional evenings. Parking at Casino du Lac-Lemay - $

AUGUST 3 TO 27
VOLTA – Cirque du Soleil Inspired in part by the sense of adventure that drives action sport fans, VOLTA provides a shot of adrenalin through acrobatic stunts in a visually breathtaking world, propelled by music as melodious as it is mesmerizing Zibi site - $

AUGUST 4 TO 20
Grease, a Just for Laughs Production with 16 performers on stage and 5 musicians, this super-production promises to dazzle! Maison de la culture de Gatineau - $

AUGUST 5 TO 19
Casino du Lac-Leamy’s Sound of Light Special Canada 150 Edition | Canadian Museum of History - $

AUGUST 13
Journée gatinoise de la diversité culturelle 150 years of Joie de vivre together | Parc Moussette - Free

AUGUST 31 TO SEPTEMBER 4
Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival Special Lift-off 150 evening Parc La Baie - $

Exhibition À perte de vue
Giant works of art created by Canadian artists as part of the Canada Scene series, in partnership with the National Arts Centre | La Fonderie - Free

Cultural and heritage route
An 8 km route highlighting the heritage and cultural attractions in downtown Gatineau Jacques-Cartier Park to La Fonderie - Free

Legendary figures A presentation of historical figures who marked Gatineau’s history | Rue Jacques-Cartier - Free

AGWATĂ€ 2017
Multimedia aquatic show Ruisseau de la Brasserie (to be confirmed)

FALL

Olden days Christmas Closing events for the 150th anniversary celebrations in Gatineau Place de la Cité – Free

For the full list of activities that will be taking place in Gatineau in 2017, including sports and community events, go to gatineau2017.ca

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