Old-Aylmer Food Tour


Safe to say that you can always learn so much about a destination through its food and its history. Join Aventure Outaouais for full night of discovery while we explore together the beautiful and charming Old-Aylmer District one bite at a time! Visit 5 incredible food and drink location in the heart of Aylmer which is full of history, celebrating its 175th anniversary! From fine dining, to delicious artisan chocolates, local craft beer, artisan sausages, tartare, and much more, you are in for a treat and a full belly! Plus, let your local guide present some amazing heritage buildings throughout your tour. This is a night out to remember!

This tour includes not only includes not only 5 food and drink stops, but also many heritage buildings. Plus, your tour includes free transportation (pickup and drop-off) from Ottawa and Gatineau, your guide, behind-the-scene tour of a brewery, and much more!

With your knowledgeable guide, you will have the chance to visit the following locations during this epic food tour of Old-Aylmer:

  • Bistro L'Autre Oeil: This incredible local pub is known for its incredible selection of beers and for having some of the best food in the region. The perfect combo for this food tour.
  • Restaurant Antonyme: known for its originality, creativity, and freshness, Antonyme will prepare a special dish for you using the finest of ingredients. With a constant changing menu, who knows what treat they have in store for you. Plus, a little wine pairing with your dish.
  • Béatrice et chocolats: Hopefully your sweet tooth is ready for this stop. Enjoy 3 delicious artisan chocolates and take-in the smells from this amazing little boutique chocolate shop.
  • William J. Walter AylmerA Québécois family-owned company offering a unique concept of high-quality sausages, with over 60 varieties of fresh and smoked sausages, ranging from the traditional flavours to the most eccentric ones. Here, guests will be served a variety of delicious cooked sausages.
  • 5e Baron: Step inside the word of craft brewing and learn about the production of craft beer and this fantastic local brewery in the heart of Old-Aylmer. Enjoy 2 tastings of beer in the backroom and enjoy the inviting atmosphere 5e Baron has to offer. 

The Old-Aylmer Food Tour is offered every Wednesday night from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The tour is run in our minibus with groups of up to 14 people. Many pickup and drop-off options are available (see Pick up/Drop off section for more information). Pickups will occur up to 50 minutes before the beginning of the tour. You can choose a preferred pickup location at checkout and a specific pickup time will be sent to you by email a couple of days prior to your tour. For groups of 5 guests or more, home pickup might be available for guests residing in Aylmer or Hull (Gatineau) (contact us by email to confirm). For guests who reside in Aylmer, a meet-up location will be sent to you for the beginning of the tour (choose Old-Aylmer as your pickup location at checkout). This is a walking tour of Old-Aylmer with transportation from Ottawa & Gatineau. During this tour, we will be walking approximately 2 km.

The price includes your transportation, your guide, all your tastings of food and beer. Gratuities are not included but appreciated. Price is per participant. It will be possible to purchase products (beer, chocolates, food, etc.) at most of the visited locations. Guests must be 18 years or older to enjoy the beer tasting (a local lemonade is offered as an alternative). For food restrictions, alternative food options can be offered. 

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Our tours are all inclusive. Transportation, guide, cost of activities, and food are all included in the price of the tour. We wish to offer worry-free adventures to our guests so that they can relax and enjoy their adventure to it's fullest without having to think about the costs or details. If you would like to purchase products in stores during our Wakefield Tour or our Petite-Nation Tour, you are invited to bring a form of payment that is most convenient for you. Also, during our Wine & Cider tour, it will be possible to purchase wine, cider, and other local products if you choose to do so.

Here are just some of the things which we provide for no extra cost:

-Umbrellas in case of rainy days;

-Hiking poles for tours involving a hike;

-Snacks and water on selected tours;

-Bug repellant;

-Crampons and snowshoes during our winter tours.

We recommend you bring the following in order to make your experience more comfortable:

-Bring appropriate footwear depending on the chosen tour, preferably something that is comfortable to walk in and waterproof in case of hiking;

-We recommend you bring a reusable water bottle in order to avoid wasting plastic! We will have cold water readily available for you!

-For outdoor tours, a hat, sunscreen, and bug spray is recommended (we can provide appropriate bug repellant during the tour);

-In case of rain, we will provide guest with an umbrella, but we still recommend wearing a rain jacket or poncho.

-During the winter, make sure to wear layers (coat, inner jacket, long sleeve shirt, etc.) to keep warm. Also, wear appropriate footwear, gloves, and head coverings. Snow pants or layers for your legs are recommended on very cold days. We will have hot paws to help out!

Aventure Outaouais offers free pick-ups and drop-offs for all our guests. Two options are available:

1) For guests staying in one of the selected accommodations (list below) in the National Capital Region (Ottawa or Gatineau), a pick-up time (typically within a 10 minute time frame 45 minutes before the tour begins) will be sent to you by email prior to your tour. Not sure if you’re staying within a selected accommodation? Email us at aventureoutaouais@gmail.com with the address, name or map screenshot of your accommodations and we’ll confirm! During the checkout process, you will need to choose which accommodation you wish to be picked up at.

Participating hotels for direct pick-up:

-Ramada Plaza (Gatineau)

-Hilton Lac-Leamy (Gatineau)

-Best Western Plus (Gatineau)

-Crowne Plaza Gatineau/Ottawa (Gatineau)

-DoubleTree by Hilton (Gatineau)

-Delta Hotels by Marriot Ottawa/Gatineau (Ottawa)

-Homewood Suites by Hilton Ottawa (Ottawa)

-Hilton Garden Inn (Ottawa)

-Sheraton Ottawa Hotel (Ottawa)

-Alt Hotel Ottawa (Ottawa)

2) For residents of the region or those not staying in one of the selected accommodations or not able to reach them for pick-up, an additional pick-up location is available to you in downtown Gatineau (paid parking will be available nearby as well public transportation). During your checkout process, you will have a chance to choose this pick-up location (confirmation email will be sent to you with all the details including a pick-up time):

-Downtown Gatineau Pick-Up Location: at the corner of Rue Wellington and Rue Laval in the Hull sector of Gatineau. Two paid parking lots are located at this intersection as well as a public parking garage nearby at 15, Rue Leduc. Almost all of Gatineau's public transportation passes nearby at the Portage/Laval bus stop or Place d'Acceuil bus stop. Our Aventure Outaouais van will be parked at the intersection at the designated pick-up time.

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