Outaouais - Gatineau Area Travel Guide
The Outaouais region invites you to enjoy sophisticated metropolitan attractions and unique vacation rental accommodations such as condo rentals and chalet rentals in a spectacular natural setting. Whether you’re looking for a one of a kind family holiday or a romantic getaway, you’ll find your ideal vacation rentals experience here!
Gatineau, the main town of the Outaouais region of Québec, is located on the northern banks of the Ottawa River, immediately across from Ottawa, Ontario, and together they form Canada's National Capital Region. Québec’s fourth largest city, Gatineau is approximately 5 miles or 8 kilometres from Ottawa.
Ottawa enjoys the attributes of a major centre for the visual and performing arts, as well as other big city attractions. Yet, it still maintains the accessibility, atmosphere and charm of a smaller city, in addition to access to spectacular park and wilderness areas located within and around the city.
With hundreds of kid-friendly activities of all kinds, the Outaouais region has plenty of family fare for vacation rentals. The museums, water parks, bike paths, train rides and much more will keep the whole crowd entertained all year round. If you’re a fan of outdoor patios, shopping, entertainment and museums, you’re sure to enjoy the city lights and city sights close to your vacation rental accommodation.
You’ll find lots to enjoy in the Outaouais region which is packed with Québec treasures just waiting to be discovered! North America’s highest bungee jump, the largest natural caves on the Canadian Shield, more than 380 kilometres of bike paths, four aerial parks, and a water labyrinth are just a few of the places where you can get a great workout nearby the chalet rentals.
With creative input from both Ontario and Québec provinces, the Outaouais region offers distinctive world-class entertainment, talented artists in every discipline, and fascinating historic sites throughout the region!
Criss-crossed by an extensive network of bike paths, Gatineau has a year-round program of festivals and events of all kinds. Enjoy the scent of millions of tulips, take in a lively concert or an entertaining show, pedal and skate to your heart’s delight... the possibilities are endless! Discoveries await you at every turn; you will be charmed by the riverside bistros, cafés, restaurants and bars, in walking distance to vacation rental accommodation such as condo rental and chalet rental lodgings.
Two important tourist attractions located in Gatineau are the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Casino du Lac Leamy. In August, the Casino hosts an international fireworks competition and at the beginning of September, on Labour Day weekend, Gatineau hosts an annual hot air balloon festival which fills the skies with colourful gas-fired passenger balloons.
No need to dream of faraway places: the Outaouais is closer than you think! Come and discover the region at your own pace in chalet rental accommodations and make the Outaouais your new vacation rental destination.