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Restaurants and Bars

Gatineau’s downtown core offers a very interesting selection of restaurants!

If you are looking for suggestions, we invite you to check out the list of bars and restaurants on-board with the Sound of Light fun by creating cocktails and menus inspired by our event and competitors.

Great food, lots of parking and within walking distance to the fireworks… it’s everything you need for the perfect evening!

Culture et Leisures

Gatineau-Ottawa Area and the Outaouais have tons of activites to keep you busy.

Here are a few suggestions for you :

  • Don’t forget to visit the Casino Lac-Leamy, with its bars and restaurants
  • You love Museums? Don't forget that the Gatineau-Ottawa region has a ton of museums to visit. You can visit both the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum for a special price!
  • Why not catch a show at the nearby the Salle Jean-Després or the Théâtre Théâtre de l’Île?
  • Don’t miss Sound and light show ! This free bilingual show is presented nightly on Parliament Hill. Northern Lights is an amazing historic experience, a thrilling thematic journey through Canada’s history. Show times: from July 9 to September 8, 2019.

Outaouais Vacation

If this is your first visit here, welcome to our home! And if you’re back for more, thank you for giving us the opportunity to seduce you all over again.

If you’d like to find lodging options, please visit our Vacation Packages page, where you’ll be able to start looking for the best option for you!

And for more ideas on what to do before or after your visit at the Sound of Light, visit the Outaouais Tourism site, THE reference on everything Outaouais related!

Because here, we’re #OutaouaisFun!


If you are looking for different ways to get around the city or to get to the event, don’t forget to consider :

  • Au feel de l’eau – Water taxi service : A unique and green way to get around on the Ottawa River
  • Lady Dive Tours – Your guide tour of the city in the only amphibian vehicle of its kind