On the Quebec side of the Ottawa River you will find the region of Outaouais. Located in Western Quebec, the Outaouais region is bordered by the Laurentians, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, and Ottawa, Ontario. Gatineau, is Quebec’s fourth larger city with a population of more than 200,000. It is located across the river from Ottawa and encompasses the communities of Gatineau, Hull, Aylmer, Masson-Anger and Buckingham. Due to the proximity to the nation’s capital, Ottawa, it has the services and amenities of a big city without being one. Gatineau is loaded with culture including historical museums and a variety of festivals. A variety of vacation rental accommodations are available in the Gatineau area including vacation rental condos, apartments, cottages and vacation rental homes.
The Outaouais region has 6 ski resorts within an hours drive of Gatineau/Ottawa. Most are located in and around the Gatineau Park area. Experience French culture starting with where you stay. Make a week-end of it and enjoy your getaway from the city. Calabogie Peaks is one hour west of Ottawa and offers affordable lift prices in a charming country setting. Consider renting your own vacation rental home to thoroughly enjoy your ski and snowboard holiday. Vacation rental accommodations provide greater value with more amenities than hotel rooms. Stay in the greater Gatineau area or Ottawa and enjoy all of the big city amenities including a variety of restaurants, culture and shows or stay closer to the resort in the smaller communities such as Wakefield, Chelsea, Cantley or Lac Saint Marie.
Outaouais Region - Gatineau/Ottawa Area Ski Resorts Statistics