Destinations to explore, July 18, 2022 2022-07-18
Mont-Morissette Mont-Morissette ©Myriam_Baril-Tessier

With its pristine forests, clear waterways and countless trails, the Gatineau Valley in the Outaouais region has everything to please outdoor enthusiasts. Soak in nature's bounty and enjoy all the benefits of a rustic vacation or a luxurious getaway.

Fun on the water and delicious food

To admire the region’s natural beauty, go to the Majopial Village, a recreational and tourist village on the shores of the majestic 31 Mile Lake. On its shores is Auberge Minitik, which offers cozy rooms with private balconies where you can relax and enjoy the view. After a day of water sports, take a seat at the L’Huile d’Olive restaurant, a hidden treasure of the local culinary scene serving a seasonal menu based on local products. And wine lovers, make sure to stop by the wine cellar to choose from carefully selected bottles.

Village Majopial
Village Majopial, Photo credit: Myriam Baril-Tessier

Explore on two feet … or two wheels!

The municipalities of Gracefield and Blue Sea have excellent options for getting out and about on foot and by bike. The Véloroute des Draveurs, a section of the Trans-Canada Trail, winds its way through the natural landscape of the region and its many geological sites, where the flora and fauna will amaze you. For hiking, the Mont Morissette Regional Park, with its 400-m high summit, offers 13 km of marked trails. At night, Camping CarpeDiem welcomes you in its hanging tents, micro-cabins, ready-to-camp units and regular campsites on the shores of Lake Edja.

Outdoor fun and a cottage vacation

Other spectacular landscapes await you in the municipalities of Lac-Ste-Marie and Low. Mont Ste-Marie offers the best terrain for mountain biking, whether you are an expert or a beginner, thanks to the largest vertical drop in the Outaouais. Then, let the adrenalin flow by settling down in a comfortable chalet. For a night out of the ordinary, the Dômes Outaouais welcome you in 4-season domes with hot tubs and private terraces, while the Peaches & Cream offers all kinds of modern conveniences, plus access to a private lake and trails for walking, biking and running.

Dômes Outaouais
Photo credit: Dômes Outaouais

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