So many possibilities to have fun: go on a space mission, defy gravity in a free-fall simulator, play glow‐in‐the‐dark golf, try indoor surfing, take a kayak trip to enjoy nature’s charms and even pick strawberries and tulips. All that in a single day... or two. It’s up to you!
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Between a space mission at the Cosmodome and an evening at Illumi – Dazzling World of Lights, play outdoors at the Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles.
Explore space at the Cosmodome
This is the building at the foot of the replica of the Ariane shuttle, which you can easily see from the highway. It’s the only museum institution in Canada that is fully devoted to space sciences and exploration. The Cosmodome museum has themed exhibition rooms. You should definitely make time to see the museum’s actual lunar rock as well as the room that reproduces the solar system and its planets. During your visit, you’ll be able to take part in a space mission (three to choose from!), with virtual components and interactive games.
Even though the Cosmodome isn’t a training centre for real astronauts, its summer camps give young people an experience of space that’s out of this world. They even get to sleep in space modules just like those on the International Space Station.
The Cosmodome’s exhibit of a lunar rock is one of only two in Québec.
Illumi – Dazzling World of Lights
Illumi – Dazzling World of Lights is a magical, dazzling and extraordinary night-time adventure featuring more than 30,000 enormous light structures made with 25 million lights and spread over a 3 km route that can be enjoyed on foot or by car.
It’s the largest light, sound and multimedia show in the world!
The route is lined with multiple fantastical scenes, surrounding a gigantic festive tree! High-definition projections and animatronic Jurassic creatures are part of this light extravaganza.
Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles
The environment of the Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles is said to resemble the bayous of Louisiana because of the park’s wetland forest and the natural setting of the river and its tributaries... fortunately, minus the crocodiles! Large populations of birds, turtles and other animals live there. As a wildlife reserve, the park has a mission to protect and conserve the environment, but also to showcase the river.
Rivière des Mille-Îles is home to 91 at-risk species requiring protection.
The Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles is a wildlife reserve. Its mission is to protect and conserve the environment and showcase the river’s recreational tourism side. Learn more about the river’s biodiversity at the Exploration Centre.
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