Aylmer’s Heritage Avenue
Aylmer’s Heritage Avenue Rue Principale ... a delight of local flavours, services
Looking for a summertime delight? Come admire –and experience – Aylmer’s Rue Principale where there’s something for everyone. Old Aylmer’s local entrepreneurs work hard, offering exceptional pastries and homemade sandwiches, striking craftsmanship, and even a step into Aylmer’s history. Stretching from the Galeries Aylmer to the Marina, Old Aylmer shines with jewels to discover. Starting with ideal shopping, there’s so much to do on Principale!
“Principale” is one of Gatineau’s most beautiful streets! Even pets are welcome, and they’ll love you for a stroll down the avenue. Visitors have remarked that this landscaped street gives the impression of an ocean-side promenade – a real holiday feeling, all year long.
One don’t-miss stop is William J. Walter Saucissier, 104 Rue Principale. A success since 1986, this delightful shop offers over 60 varieties of sausages to thrill every taste bud. And shelves of gastronomic accessories.
Music fan? The Conservatoire de musique Macey has pleased Aylmer’s auditory tastes for years. This music school teaches singing, piano, guitar – and more. The conservatory also offers a summer music camp for young ones, aged 6 to12.
Brisa MedicSpa is the ideal place for body touch-ups and delightful relaxation. Brisa, at 86 Rue Principale, offers multiple services, including facial treatments and laser hair removal. Brisa will cut your hair and care for your scalp. Therapeutic massages are also offered.
EssenCiel is a massage therapy clinic and skin-care provider, at 153 Rue Principale. EssenCiel can help you relax and take advantage of life’s every moment. The clinic offers facial treatments with small marine flowers, a smoothing facial treatment with mangosteen, as well as related services.
For stress and pain relief, it’s hard to beat acupuncture! Blaise Ryan Acupuncture, at 32 Rue Principale, provides treatments based in traditional Chinese medicine that can treat arthritis, neck and back pain.
David Milot Acupunture, at the same address, treats a full range of ailments. And to complement modern acupuncture treatments, the clinic offers therapies to treat conditions as varied as anxiety, insomnia and allergies.
Not to be missed is the Old Aylmer Farmer’s Market, open every Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm until September 30 – with local produce, greens and crafts, all from the Outaouais. This month’s the ideal time to discover local products at their prime and all deserving your taste test!
Rue Principale is THE place to relax on a summer patio, sipping away on a beer. ’Nuff said!
To discover new and delicious meals, Antonyme restaurant, 150 Rue Principale, has a fascinating, diversified menu that will please taste buds young and old in a delightfully informal environment.
Everyone loves shawarma – try one of the best at Chez Gaston Shawarma, located behind the Galeries Aylmer, at 420 Wilfrid-Lavigne Boulevard. You’ll smile – or go bananas – over their garlic sauce and chicken, as it melts in your mouth.
Rouge Vape, also at 420 Wilfrid-Lavigne, is the dream place for those looking for electronic cigarettes articles and related items.
And what a good feeling to admire the landscape of the Parc de l’Imaginaire, facing the Ottawa River. Many world artists will be featured until July 27 – and don’t miss Aylmer’s own Jazz Festival right there!
Holidays are for diving into a good book. Located at 110 Rue Principale, the bookstore and art gallery, Bouqinart, offers a treasure trove, from children’s books to philosophical novels – and the book that will mark the summer of 2018 for you.
Old Aylmer’s notable heritage brings a special cachet and beauty to Rue Principale. So many buildings with a rich history, many registered in the Répertoire du patrimoine culturel du Québec. What a trail into local history – historical plaques to artistic benches to beautifully restored facades. Right here at home. All waiting for you.