Discovering Western Québec!
 
Road Trips May 1, 2017 Quebecgetaways
Fairmont Château Montebello

Fairmont Château Montebello

Tour distance: 230 km ( 143 mi.)

All along the way, route 148 provides you with an experience to remember. Whether it's the dazzling natural beauty, the soothing sounds of the Ottawa River or just driving through all the charming little villages, you'll want to travel down this road again and again!

 

Discovering Western Québec!
A. Gatineau (Outaouais). Your adventure's starting point is rich in fabulous attractions! There's the Casino du Lac-Leamy, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the many other museums of the National Capital Region. Make the most of your visit here before heading down the road.

Plaisance (Outaouais). The small town of Plaisance is an exceptional natural setting that outdoor lovers will revel in. There are walking and cycling trails in Parc national de Plaisance where you can see nature in all its splendour.


B. Montebello (Outaouais). You'll immediately be smitten with Montebello, christened in 1855 by Louis-Joseph Papineau, but officially founded in 1878. Of special interest is the Château Montebello, the largest log building in the world. On the outskirts lies Parc Oméga, where you can interact with animals roaming about freely.

C. Lachute (Laurentians). As an important industrial centre at the beginning of the 20th century, Lachute today is marked by its lively streets, welcoming people, and attractive restaurant terraces where you can spend some quality time. The Anglo-Saxon style of architecture is also a point of interest.

Légaré Mill, photo credit Ernesst Labelle
Légaré Mill, photo credit Ernesst Labelle

Oka (Laurentians). Oka provides a pleasant blend of culture, heritage, outdoor activities and agritourism. Parc national d'Oka by the broad and magnificent Lac des Deux-Montagnes is a choice destination for hiking and watersports.

D. Saint-Eustache (Laurentians). A witness to the Rebellions of 1837 against British troops, Saint-Eustache is home to several historical sites, each more interesting than the last. Whether it's the Saint-Eustache Church, the Légaré Mill or the Maison de la culture et du patrimoine cultural centre, you'll learn a lot about Québec culture here!

E. Old Montréal. Last stop: the city’s historic district set between the St. Lawrence River and the downtown skyscrapers. It features 18th and 19th century buildings, art galleries, museums, fine restaurants and trendy boutique hotels. Nearby, the Old Port of Montréal offers a variety of outdoor and indoor activities.

 

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