With its mild climate, lakes, and rivers, the Outaouais region is a vacation destination renowned for its wide open spaces where urban and rural life admirably coexist.
As the main hub of a predominantly forested region, Gatineau has left a great deal of room for parks and cycling paths, without, however, neglecting culture. In fact, the city features numerous attractions, exhibitions, and entertainment and recreation options, particularly the Canadian Museum of History. The region also offers many other such options in its exhibition centres, artist and artisan workshops, and performance halls.
As regards the great outdoors, Montebello’s Parc Oméga offers the opportunity to observe, from one’s car, deer, elk, bison, wild boar, moose, wolves and other animals that roam freely in the park. The more adventurous can admire Chute Coulonge and continue their visit by climbing the canyon walls along the river of the same name. During the winter, tourist routes, snowmobile trails and outdoor adventure sites are also very popular.
Outaouais residents and tourists alike are invited to participate in a number of large-scale events, such as Winterlude or the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival.
Furthermore, foodies can enjoy gourmet dishes in the region’s restaurants and hotels.