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Paint Nite at The Rox

Starting February 20th (Every Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Get creative while you laugh, drink, and spend time with friends. We make it easy to plan, easy to paint, and easy to have a great time.

Changing of the Guard

JUNE 25-AUGUST 23, 2018

Catch the thrilling spectacle of the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Come early (9:45 am) to learn about the symbolism, history and proceedings of this free ceremony.

Sound of Light

JULY 10- SEPTEMBER 3, 2018

An international fireworks competition with the greatest pyrotechnic experts—five unforgettable evenings of magical moments, colourful lights and melodic sound.

Gatineau Hot Air Balloon


Come to Canada’s largest balloon festival where hot air balloons fill the Gatineau sky and a number of exciting shows take place.

Canada Army Run

SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

A half-marathon, 10K and 5K run attracts military and civilian runners, walkers and spectators from around the world.

Gatineau Winter Beerfest

FEBRUARY 2-3, 2018

Discover artisan and local brewers inside the museum and outdoors, among friends and family