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Welcome in the Outaouais! This region abounds with the most interesting attractions and festivals. Everywhere the region is surrounded with green spaces, rivers, lakes and parks where it’s always good to spend some time with your family. Hope to see you soon!

Visit Outaouais

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Prefabricated home of Quebec

The River of the Outaouais gave its name to this territory which is, simultaneously, the urban heart of the cities of
Hull, Aylmer and Gatineau, and a vast forest of hardwood trees and conifers.
The Outaouais borders the province of Ontario, near Ottawa. During your stay in Outaouais, cross one of the bridges which spans the river of the Outaouais for a tour of "Colline Parlementaire",(Parliamentary Hill), its buildings are imposing. Rideau Hall, official residence of the governor general, is located in the heart of a splendid 32 hectares domain. Make sure to watch the changing of the guard; the children will appreciate the ceremonial (free admittance).

Golf Chateau Cartier

Lac Lemay Casino and City of Hull

The urban area is full of effervescence; the casino, the hippodrome and the night life are much in demand by visitors. Furthermore, you'll discover several museums relating our history... each in its own way.


Canadian Museum of Civilization

Festival des Tulipes

Festival des Mongolfières de Gatineau

But Outaouais is more than just a large city, the territory encompasses more than
33 000 square km.

Festival de montgolfière

Forests, lakes and rivers unveil their beauty. The frenzy of the city is dissipated in the blue sky and stress vanishes in the water of the rivers. Many Health Centers SPA can help you relax.
Festival des tulipes Tourist sub-regions

The hills of Outaouais surround the large cities of the area. At only 25 minutes from Hull-Ottawa, the Laflèche cave, a 20 000 years old phenomenon, is accessible to visitors. Its 402 meters of dried out galleries are completely exceptional (reservation required). The Gatineau park offers numerous activities, during summer or winter. Many activities can be practiced, like golfing and snowmobiling.
The "Vallée de la Lièvre et de la Petite Nation", located less than one hour away from Hull welcome nature lovers. The "Chutes de Plaisance", 75 meters high, are classified as a historical site ($). The "Réserve Faunique de Plaisance" is ideal for anyone who appreciates hiking trails, whereas the "Réserve Faunique de Papineau-Labelle" offers 500 km of forest roads. The wildlife of the Oméga park wanders freely on a territory of 1500 acres. At Oméga, it's the humans who must adapt to the environment of the animals, the territory is visited by car.

Caverne Laflèche

The "Vallée-de-la-Gatineau", North of the town of Hull, is also a landscape dominated by nature. Some 3200 lakes are scattered in a sylvan setting. The large concentration of lakes will pleace amateurs of nautical sports who are definitely spoiled. The forestry development plays an important role in the local economy.

The "Pontiac" sector is the last one of the Outaouais area and borders the Provinces of Quebec and Ontario. Of Algonquin origin, Pontiac is the distortion of the name of a great man, Obwondiag, who was the chief of the Odawas tribe and supreme head of the Algonquins confederation of the Great Lakes, and who devoted his life to the amalgamation of the American Indian nations. For those interested in the glorious past of the raftsmen, a stopover at "Coulonge" falls ($) is a must; you'll discover the era when pine was squared by brave loggers.

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