October 6, 7 and 8
Harvest Celebration

Fall has truly arrived, with the long Thanksgiving weekend just around the corner! Thanksgiving traditionally celebrates the fruits of our majestic Mother Earth’s labours by highlighting the abundance of the harvest throughout the weekend.

Guided by the Table Agroalimentaire de l’Outaouais team, come discover the many activities taking place in the area to promote regional products and the artisans who grow and bring them to your table.

Every Saturday and Sunday

Experience the real cultural traditions of the Algonquin Nation. Two shows a day, every Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. See you there!

All summer long until october 15, 2018

The AAAO will set up shop and present works at Jacques-Cartier Park. On board the TRANSISTRUCK, a mobile radio studio, local poets, novelists, playwrights, slammers and essayists will share their stories with Mosaïculture Gatineau 2018 visitors.


September 29 and 30

Canada-China Friendship

Did you know that more than 1.7 million Canadians—about 5% of Canada’s population—have Chinese ancestry? Mandarin and Cantonese are the languages most spoken in Canada after English and French.

The bond of friendship between Canada and China is very deep, which is why the governments of Canada and China have officially named 2018 the Year of Canada-China Tourism.

Mosaïculture Gatineau 2018 proudly presents two works built by Chinese teams: “Blessing of the Good Omen Dragons (#22)” and “Joyful Celebration of Nine Lions (#23)”.

September 22 and 23

The Culture Trail

Did you know that the honorary patron of Gatineau’s Culture Trail this year was none other than famous Gatineau giant Jos Montferrand, featured in MG2018’s number 27 mosaiculture?

The Culture Trail, inspired by Boston’s famous Freedom Trail, takes residents and visitors through downtown Gatineau on a journey of discovery and rediscovery! This three kilometre course through city streets links points of interest, exhibits and various entertainment sites, as well as a terrific selection of restaurants.

This weekend, celebrate culture and discover some of the 11 attractions (culture, civic life, public markets and heritage sites), 20 public artworks, 10 murals, 12 exhibition and performance venues, nine guided tours, seven self-guided tours and a host of programmed activities at Jacques-Cartier Park. Visit for full details.

Corrid’Art Recycl’Art Ville de Gatineau Vision Centre-Ville Tourisme Outaouais
exhibition featuring the work of sculptors Angèle Lux and Béla Simo. The two-dimensional works of artists Gilles Pelletier, Catherine Garcia Cournoyer and Steve Coffin, Luce Marquis and Nicole Sénécal will also be featured.

UNAM-Canada, the National Autonomous University of Mexico’s extension school in Canada, will also present its cultural program with exhibitions, a choir and a theatre troupe. Members of the general public can enjoy many free activities and immerse themselves in Mexican and Hispanic culture.

September 15 and 16

Celebrate Outaouais’ colours

The season’s transitional colours are on full display. And the Mosaiculture works are also changing to the rhythm of Mother Earth, which is shining bright and more beautiful than ever.

To celebrate the end of summer, Mosaïculture Gatineau 2018 is proud to partner with the National Capital Commission (NCC) and its Fall Rhapsody to showcase the most beautiful fall landscapes in the Gatineau Hills across Gatineau Park!

From the Meech Creek Valley to Chelsea and through the Philippe Lake sector, wakefield and the municipalities of La Pêche and Pontiac, the NCC invites you to discover the Park in a new way.

To check the free NCC shuttle route and to plan your Fall Rhapsody experience, visit

September 8 and 9

Commemoration of the Centenary of the end of the 1914-18 War

As 2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, Mosaïculture Gatineau is showcasing the striking red wildflower we know as the poppy is such a well-known symbol today, it is thanks to this poem written during the First World War by Canadian army surgeon Major John McCrae. In the spring of 1915, fighting raged in the Ypres Salient, as the military called the area around the Flemish city of Ypres in Belgium. McCrae’s best friend and brother-in-arms fell in battle there.

Several military organizations will join the Canadian War Museum team in the short commemoration ceremony to be held Sunday, September 9, at 3:00 p.m., around “The Poppy, Flower of Remembrance” (#13) work.

On September 1-2 and 3 (Labour Day weekend)

Corrid’Art Event

Twenty-eight of the National Capital Region’s best artists and painters invite you to visit the Mosaïculture site to experience the creation of new works of art live. Come rub elbows with the artists as their artistic creations take shape.

See the complete list of the participating artists


The National Gallery of Canada invites you to watch landscape artist Tricia Savoie draw en plein air in the style of the Impressionists. You can also experiment with some Impressionist techniques using the medium of oil pastels. Two bilingual interpreters will be on site to each these techniques and answer your questions.

August 18 and 19

Put yourself in the frame!

Celebrate the International Photography Day by posting a selfie on social media live from Jacques-Cartier Park.

To enter, share your selfie on Facebook or Instagram with the 3 following hashtags:
#MosaicultureGatineau2018 #Outaouaisfun #MyOttawa

Representatives from the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum will be on hand to present various armour as part of the special Medieval Europe – Power and Splendour and Armour exhibitions. A photo session and animation are also planned!

August 15

Grand Tintamarre

Mosaïculture will honour its friends in the Acadian community on the occasion of their national holiday.

We hold this community especially close to our heart since the founder of Mosaïcultures internationales de Montréal, Lise Cormier, is an emeritus Acadian by origin.

Join the Grand Tintamarre which will start at 5:30 p.m. in front of Parliament and finish at Gatineau’s Jacques-Cartier Park. The Grand Tintamarre will parade through the Byward Market before crossing the Alexandra Bridge into Gatineau.

Thanks to the event’s partnership with Mosaïculture, participants will have access to the Mosaïculture Gatineau 2018 site where they can admire artworks and enjoy Acadian entertainment and music.

August 11 and 12

Frédéric Back Weekend

Enter Frédéric Back’s magical world and discover his masterpiece “The Man Who Planted Trees” which won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film in 1988 in Hollywood.

This work is a tribute to one man whose tireless patience and generosity neither war nor failure could stop, and who became one with his creation. A great inspiration for young people.

To highlight “Frédéric Back Weekend” at Mosaïculture Gatineau 2018, the Cinémathèque québécoise, in collaboration with Atelier Frédéric Back, has arranged for the loan of the original Best Animated Feature Oscar awarded in 1988 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood.


Child’s Day and International Youth Day Weekend

Together, let’s celebrate Gatineau’s children and youth. Several organizations have joined to shine a spotlight on the bubbling energy of those who will be called to lead us in the not-too-distant future. Action, dynamism and commitment will be on tap this weekend dedicated to “The Man Who Planted Trees”, a big source of inspiration if there ever was one!
Let’s make way for the young!

Saturday, August 11:

  • Exhibition of Frédéric Back’s Oscar
  • “How to Make a Flowerpot” featuring animation by the Children’s Museum (Canadian Museum of History)

Sunday, August 12:

  • Exhibition of Frédéric Back’s Oscar
  • “How to Make a Flowerpot” featuring animation by the Children’s Museum (Canadian Museum of History)
  • Speed graffiti workshop
  • 3D printing discovery sessions by La Fabrique mobile de l’Outaouais – Coopérative de solidarité
  • Performance by three tambourine artists from the First Peoples Innovation Centre
  • How to set up a relaxation zone
  • Polaroid photobooth
  • Plant-themed scavenger hunt

August 4-5 and 6

Algonquin Nation weekend

Immerse yourself in Algonquin culture on the ancestral territory of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabe nation:
Jacques-Cartier Park.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged the Algonquin Nation as “the past, present and future caretakers of this land”

August 6

Hiroshima Commemoration Day

Let’s take a moment to reflect on and commemorate the terrible Hiroshima bombing that occurred August 6, 1945. Head to the Garden Station (#38) 2:30 pm for a remembrance ceremony in the presence of His Excellency, Mr. Kimihiro Ishikane, Ambassador of Japan, and several other dignitaries.

We all have a duty to remember so that such atrocities never happen again.

July 28-29


Enjoy a “Magnificent Journey” by discovering works from Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories, in collaboration with Communities in Bloom.

The featured works are from Newfoundland and Labrador (#17), Prince Edward Island (#7), Nova Scotia (#9), New Brunswick (#8), Quebec (#10), Ontario (#11), Manitoba (#16), Saskatchewan (#6), Alberta (#4), British Columbia (#14), Yukon (#20), Northwest Territories (#19) and Nunavut (#21).

July 21-22

Cultural diversity weekend

Celebrate Gatineau’s effervescent cultural diversity! Head to Animation Place (#31) where you can enjoy several Colombian, Afro-Cuban and Mexican dance activities, Asian and Arabic violin music workshops as well as an exhibition of works by Notre-Dame School students.

July 14-15

Nature weekend

To learn more about the situation of the planet’s 56 endangered birds, head to the majestic Bird Tree (#25) where Canadian Museum of Nature and Parks Canada experts are on hand to raise awareness about concrete actions we can take to reverse the current trend.