Destinations to explore, July 8, 2024 2024-07-08
A woman reading on a sofa in a room filled with natural light. Auberge Tom B&B, © Myriam Baril-Tessier

The Collines-de-l’Outaouais, a hilly area in the Outaouais region, combines outdoor adventures, gourmet treats, a vibrant urban lifestyle and comfortable accommodations to suit all tastes.

Mountain biker in the Gatineau Park in the evening.
Photo credit: Nomades du Parc

Explore a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts

Nicknamed “the green lung” of the Outaouais region, Gatineau Park is a vast playground extending over 360 km2, home to a rich and unique biodiversity. To help you enjoy this natural jewel to the fullest, Nomades du Parc, located right at the entrance to the park, offers outdoor equipment rentals. Cyclists can choose between gravel bikes, electric bikes or mountain bikes to explore the trails snaking through a dense forest. If you’re looking for a more contemplative activity, why not rent a paddleboard and relax on one of the park’s many lakes?

Treat your taste buds with local food

After all that effort, you deserve to treat yourself! And you’re in luck, because there are plenty of friendly places to have a nice drink or enjoy a good meal in the Collines-de-l’Outaouais. If you’re looking for new spirits to sip, Distillerie du Square is the place to go for local, nature-inspired products. Wine lovers will enjoy a visit to Le petit bar à vin, offering a carefully selected list of Quebec and privately imported wines. And for an authentic Italian experience, head to Roberto Pizza Romana, a traditional pizzeria known for its fine food prepared with passion.

Building and patio at the Petit bar à vin in Outaouais.
Photo credit: PALG Photographe

Let your heart choose where you stay

The area offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit all tastes, so you can enjoy a stay that’s as comfortable as it is memorable. The adults-only Auberge Tom B&B is the perfect place to relax and get some peace and quiet surrounded by an awe-inspiring landscape on the edge of Gatineau Park and River. If you’d prefer something with a lot of practicality, complete with a kitchen to cook your own meals, Lofts du Village will be your ideal home base with the Gatineau Park right at your doorstep. And for an art-infused stay, Motel Chelsea offers uniquely designed rooms where art perfectly blends in with the iconic charm of vintage motels.

For more inspiration for your stay, visit tourismeoutaouais.

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