Gatineau Vacations

Whether you visit Gatineau, in Quebec, Canada, for a weekend or stay for a month, you’ll find plenty of cultural, historic, and scenic attractions to keep you and the family entertained.

Gatineau, in Outaouais, is a city of round and about 240,000 people.

This city is situated approximately 230 miles (370 kilometers) from the provincial capital of Quebec, Quebec and about 4 miles (6 kilometers) from Ottawa.

Leave the busy streets behind and spend some quality time outdoors in public parks such as Jacques Cartier Park and popular Gatineau Park. Read a book or newspaper, discover outdoor art or simply soak up the sun at these popular parks in Gatineau.

One of the most visited heritage sites in the area is the Maison du velo. Atmospheric and fascinating, it should definitely be on your itinerary. Spend some time visiting this site and also other local ancient structures and monuments for a history lesson about the people and events that shaped this region.

If you're vacationing in Gatineau with children, let the kids loose at Hull-Chelsea-Wakefield Steam Train. Explore, laugh and become intrigued at this must-do attraction for families with hard-to-impress children.

In Gatineau you'll be sure to enjoy a few engaging museums, such as the Canadian Museum of Civilization, where inquiring minds can learn and be challenged. Savor the peaceful atmosphere, ask about the guided tours, grab something from the gift shop or just admire the well-curated displays.

Promenades de L'Outouais is the perfect place to head to if you have a passion for shopping and people watching. See what locals are buying and then purchase some original gifts or treats.

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