GatineauCanada

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Explore romantic Gatineau: its festivals, food, museums, and more!

Explore the family-friendly area of Gatineau—gourmet restaurants, shopping, and popular sights from Canadian Museum of History to Gatineau Park.

Where to stay in Gatineau

Canadian Museum of History which includes skyline and modern architecture

Hull

4/5Very Good!(45 area reviews)

Hull is a destination visitors seek out for is interesting museums, casinos, and stunning river views. You might want to check out attractions like Canadian Museum of History or Jacques Cartier Park while you're exploring the neighborhood.

Hull
Rideau Canal which includes a bridge and ice skating as well as a small group of people

Ottawa Division

4/5Very Good!(331 area reviews)

While you're in Ottawa Division, take in top sights like Canadian Tire Centre or Rideau Canal, and hop on the metro to see more the city at Greenboro Station or Confederation Station.

Ottawa Division
For my birthday this year, my boyfriend took me on an amazing biplane flight over the Gatineau's and Ottawa. It was the perfect time of year for this, with the fall colors out in full force! This is a shot of us flying over the Gatineau River. #localgem
trover photo by AdventureJ

Downtown Gatineau

4/5Very Good!(40 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the gardens and festivals in Downtown Gatineau. You might want to make time for a stop at Gatineau Sports Centre or Promenades de L'Outaouais.

Downtown Gatineau
Always a fantastic sunset at this beach on the Ottawa River.  Apparently, environmental conditions in the Ottawa Valley produce great colours!
#goldenhour
trover photo by Cindy Baker

District d'Aylmer

Check out nearby sights like Andrew Haydon Park while you're spending some time in District d'Aylmer and the surrounding area.

District d'Aylmer
For my birthday this year, my boyfriend took me on an amazing biplane flight over the Gatineau's and Ottawa. It was the perfect time of year for this, with the fall colors out in full force! This is a shot of us flying over the Gatineau River. #localgem
trover photo by AdventureJ

District des Promenades

While there might not be top attractions in District des Promenades, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Gatineau Sports Centre and Byward Market Square.

District des Promenades
In the heart of the city of Gatineau lies the Lac Lemay. Perfect for families with a big playground, you can also just enjoy a short stroll around the lake - by foot or bicycle - or relax by the beach. And the colours in the fall are to die for!
trover photo by Annabelle Franche

District Saint - Raymond - Vanier

While there might not be top attractions in District Saint - Raymond - Vanier, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Jacques Cartier Park and Parliament Hill.

District Saint - Raymond - Vanier

Top Hotels in Gatineau

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Gatineau/Manoir du Casino
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Gatineau/Manoir du Casino
3.5 out of 5
75, d'Edmonton Street, Gatineau, QC
$89
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

Located in Hull, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Jacques Cartier Park, Canadian Museum of History, and Maison du velo.

4.2/5Excellent! (1,956 reviews)

"The WiFi .. family of 5 exceeded the number of users"…"

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Gatineau/Manoir du Casino
Doubletree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa
Doubletree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa
3.5 out of 5
1170 Chemin D' Aylmer, Gatineau, QC
$97
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Ottawa Division, this spa hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Canadian Museum of History, Parliament Hill, and Byward Market Square. Carleton University ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,910 reviews)

"It a nice greeting during check in and gave us warm cookies. The parking was good."…"

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Doubletree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa
Motel Adam
Motel Adam
3 out of 5
100 Greber Boulevard, Gatineau, QC
$64
per night
Feb 19 - Feb 20

Located in Downtown Gatineau, this motel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Promenades de L'Outaouais and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Canadian Museum of History. Gatineau Water ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,923 reviews)

"everything was perfect! a nice quiet place with excellent room comfort and very pleasant staff"…"

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Motel Adam

Popular things to do in Gatineau

Canadian Museum of History
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Canadian Museum of History

At this museum, one of the most visited in Canada, discover the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped the nation’s history.

Gatineau Park
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Gatineau Park

With its diverse ecosystems, wildlife and national heritage, this park is a popular destination for nature enthusiasts in both summer and winter.

Jacques Cartier Park
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Jacques Cartier Park

Explore the great outdoors at Jacques Cartier Park, a lovely green space in Communauté-Urbaine-de-l'Outaouais. Discover the lively festivals and shops in this walkable area.

Top activities in Gatineau

Canadian Museum of History
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Canadian Museum of History

$18

Breathtaking setting. Majestic architecture. Fascinating exhibitions. Welcome to Canada’s national museum of history, exploring this country’s rich cultural heritage, including the outstanding achievements of First Peoples.

Gatineau Park Hike + Cheese Fondue Dinner in Log Cabin
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Gatineau Park Hike + Cheese Fondue Dinner in Log Cabin

$84

No one else in Ottawa offers this. Experience the charm of Gatineau Park with a hike to a log cabin and a cheese fondue dinner warmed on a wood burning stove. We’ll meet on chemin Cross Loop, parking P15, where you’ll be able to park your vehicle.

Ottawa Dinner Show Dance
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Ottawa Dinner Show Dance

$97

OTTAWA DINNER SHOW DANCE On Thursday, Ottawa Dinner Show Dance is hosting our Dinner Show Dance Live Party from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm! In one of our selected venue, join us and meet up with your community.

Canadian War Museum
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Canadian War Museum

$15

Canada’s military history comes to life at the Canadian War Museum. See artifacts from Canada’s wartime past and explore exhibits that delve into the experience of war, Canada’s role in the world’s conflicts, and instances of armed violence on Canadian soil.

Ottawa Like a Local: Customized Private Tour
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Ottawa Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

$27

With our customized tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see.

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Ottawa, ON
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Ottawa, ON

$3

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

Reviews of Gatineau

4.2

Top Destination

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3 - Okay
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 24, 2019

Nice place with plenty of shopping opportunities, safe and clean

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Dec 2, 2019

It is disappointing that my trips booked through Expedia will not accrue Hilton Honors points. It would be nice to know that before I did.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 27, 2019

I love Gatineau!! The people are wonderfully friendly and so typically “old Canadian” (polite, humble, and amicable).

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 6, 2019

Loved it

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 16, 2019

Close to Ottawa and more affordable . They speak French but needed a shopping center nearby by foot.

4/5 - Good

Fath

Jul 20, 2019

Get off the major roads and tour the rural countryside. It's breathtakingly beautiful and easy to navigate.

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