Chelsea, Québec is a municipality located approximately 7 miles north of Ottawa, Ontario and is about a 15 minute drive from Canada’s Parliament Hill. Located within Canada's National Capital Region, Chelsea is a rural community with a very active population offering a huge selection of vacation rentals such as cottages, chalet rentals, and condo rentals.
Chelsea is a triangle-shaped municipality that includes much of the southern and eastern parts of Gatineau Park in its broader, southern section, and the Gatineau River as its eastern border. The southern border is 5 kilometres south of Old Chelsea along the northern border of the predominantly French speaking, mega city of Gatineau. Its northern border lies near the municipality of La Pêche and the village of Wakefield where you can experience exceptional vacation rental accommodations.
Chelsea has a reputation for being environmentally responsible and was one of the first in Canada to ban the use of pesticides. The population of Chelsea is almost evenly divided between Anglophones and Francophone’s and both English and French languages are in common use throughout the town.
Chelsea has become a prime destination for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy summer and winter sports activities. Within its borders you will find lakes, rivers, streams, walking paths, biking trails, restaurants, boutiques. Visitors staying in vacation rental accommodations can enjoy their three golf courses, three tennis court areas, a sailing club, paddling club and two ski clubs, a weight training facility, physiotherapy clinic and innumerable soccer pitches.
The area boasts numerous shopping opportunities ranging from custom candle making and soaps to slipcovers, fine art photography, painting and woodworking. Each autumn, Chelsea unveils its spectacular colours and local artists welcome many visitors staying in nearby chalet rentals to their studios. Taste the different culinary and cultural traditions including smoked meats and fish, homemade Gelato, tortieres (meat pies), soups and sausages.
The Hull–Chelsea–Wakefield Railway is a 33 kilometre heritage railway, running tourist trains through the scenic Gatineau Hills and beside the Gatineau River between Hull (part of the city of Gatineau) and the tourist town of Wakefield (part of La Pêche municipality) from May to October, using a 1907 Swedish steam locomotive and 1940s-built Swedish passenger cars. On average, the railway attracts about 50, 000 tourists and generates revenues of about $8 million for the region. Many of these tourists choose vacation rental accommodation and lodging such as chalet rental and condo rental when visiting Chelsea.
Visitors staying in vacation rentals in the area tend to go for hikes in the Gatineau Park or canoe rides on Meech Lake or have a light lunch at the numerous restaurants in the Old Chelsea Village and surrounding area. Come explore Chelsea’s chalet rental accommodation opportunities!
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