What’s happening in Ottawa this weekend: August 6-8

CTVNewsOttawa.ca takes a look at things to do in Ottawa, Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec this weekend.

SOUND OF LIGHT SHOW

Fireworks will light up the sky over the Ottawa River for 10 nights.

The Casino Lac Leamy sound-of-light show takes place from August 7 to 21. Enjoy two weeks of shows at the Canadian Museum of History.

For more information, visit https://feux.qc.ca/fr.

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KANATA FAMILY FAIR

The Kanata Family Fun Fair continues until Sunday.

The grounds of the Kanata Recreation Complex will be transformed into a summer party in the spirit of community fairs. Enjoy rides, games, local food and various entertainment.

Halfway admission is $ 25 per person with unlimited rides per session.

RIVER TOWN SAINTS IN PEMBROKE

The Ottawa Valley River Town Saints will perform in Pembroke on Saturday.

The Town of Pembroke is hosting a free drive-through concert Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverside Park.

The River Town Saints will be joined by Lemon Cash.

For tickets visit https://bit.ly/RTSDriveInConcertPembroke

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GATINEAU FESTIBIÈRE

The Gatineau Festibière continues Friday and Saturday, then again from August 11 to 14.

Enjoy music, beer, cider and more.

For more information, visit www.festibiere.ca

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BEYOND VAN GOGH

Immerse yourself in Van Gogh‘s work like you’ve never seen it before.

Don’t miss Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience at the Aberdeen Pavilion in Lansdowne Park until September 16. The visit will last one hour with a final entry one hour before closing.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit vangoghottawa.com.

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MUSEUMS

For more information, visit each museum’s website.

RENDEZVOUS OF OWLS

Come meet live owls at the Canadian Museum of Nature.

Don’t miss this outdoor exhibition, produced in partnership with Little Ray’s Nature Center. See owls and an eagle in their specially designed habitat enclosures.

For more information, visit www.nature.ca

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QUEENS OF EGYPT

Don’t miss the Canadian Museum of History’s new exhibit, Queens of Egypt.

The Gatineau Museum is open Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, including tickets, visit www.historymuseum.ca.

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COOLING

Beaches and water features are open throughout the National Capital Region.

In Ottawa, lifeguards are open daily on Ottawa’s four public beaches from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Public beaches are located at Mooney’s Bay, Westboro, Britannia and Petrie Island.

Water games are also open daily in Ottawa.

In Gatineau Park, the NCC indicates that lifeguards are on duty from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day at Meech Lake, Philippe Lake and La Pêche Lake.

Lifeguards are on duty every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Lac Leamy.

Gatineau’s beaches at Parc du Lac-Beauchamp, Parc Moussette and Parc des Cèdres are also open every day, with lifeguards on duty.

CINEMA EXPERIENCE IN CINEMA

The Drive-In Movie Experience is open this weekend at RCGT Park on Coventry Road and Wesley Clover Parks.

Here’s a look at the movies from this weekend:

RCGT Park on Coventry Road:

  • Saturday: Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them
  • Sunday (night): It follows

Wesley Clover Parks

  • Friday: Avengers: Endgame
  • Sunday: Zootopia

For more information, visit https://www.thedriveinottawa.ca/movies

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INTERPROVINCIAL Zipline

Interzip Rogers is open every day, allowing you to zip-line between Gatineau and Ottawa.

The world’s first interprovincial zipline, located in Zibi, is open until October 1.

For ticket information, visit interzip.ca

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CAMP FORTUNE

Camp Fortune in Chelsea, Quebec. offers a variety of unique summer activities.

Discover the aerial park, the zip line and the mountain bike. New for this summer is the Mountain Coaster, which lets you turn and descend an exhilarating mile-long monorail track with speeds of up to 40 km / h.

For more information, visit campfortune.com

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CCN WEEKEND BIKE DAYS

The National Capital Commission opens the parkways for active transportation every weekend until October.

Cyclists, runners, walkers and other active transportation users can use the rides on Saturdays and Sundays until October 11.

Sir John A. Macdonald Walk (9 km): 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)

The two westbound lanes of Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, located on the south side of the Ottawa River, just west of downtown, from Vimy Place to Carling Avenue.

Promenade Sir George-Étienne Cartier (8 kilometers): 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)

The two lanes of Promenade Sir-George-Étienne Cartier run along the south shore of the Ottawa River, just east of downtown, between Promenade de l’Aviation and Boulevard Saint-Joseph in Orléans.

THE TRAILS OF THE GATINEAU PARK

The National Capital Commission reserves the parkways in Gatineau Park for active use most of the time in 2021. Motor vehicle access will be permitted on the parkways in Gatineau Park on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays after 13 h.

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HIKING IN OTTAWA AND GATINEAU

You can hike at physical distance in the Greenbelt and Gatineau Park this weekend.

For a list of Greenbelt trails, visit https://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/places/hiking-and-walking-greenbelt

For a list of recommended trails in Gatineau Park, visit https://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/places/gatineau-park-trails-in-spring

ROUTE FOR PEOPLE

The National Capital Commission will open a section of Colonel By Drive for active transportation this summer.

Colonel By Drive will be closed to vehicles daily until September 6 from Daly Avenue to Canal Woods Terrance.

BYWARD MARKET AND PARKDALE MARKET

Byward Market and Parkdale Public Market are open daily.

For more information, visit www.marchésottawa.ca

BARRHAVEN MARKET

The Barrhaven Market is open Sundays at the Nepean Woods Park and Ride.

Visit of the market between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For more information, visit https://ottawafarmersmarket.ca/barrhaven-market/

CARP MARKET

The Carp Farmers Market is open to the Carp Fairgrounds.

It is open every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

METCALFE FARMERS MARKET

The Metcalfe Farmer’s Market is open on Saturdays.

The market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Metcalfe Exhibition Center on 8th Line Road.

OTTAWA AGRICULTURAL MARKET

The Ottawa Farmers Market is open every Sunday at the Aberdeen Pavilion in Lansdowne Park.

The market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

OMEGA PARK

Omega Park is open in Montebello, Quebec.

For more information, visit parcomega.ca

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SAUNDERS FARM

Enjoy a campfire and find your way through the Saunders Farm Labyrinth.

Campfire evenings are the ideal family outing, a date or a small gathering. Also, check out Maze Days every weekend in the summer.

For more information visit saundersfarm.com

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MAS A-MAZ-ING LABYRINTH

Ontario’s most amazing corn maze is open at Ouimet Farms in Vankleek Hill.

The seven acre corn maze will allow you to search for letterboxes hidden in the mazes.

For more information, visit ouimetfarms.com

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