A vista of rolling hills and river valleys just across the Ottawa River from Canada’s capital, Gatineau is rich with culture, history, and outdoor activities, not to mention a captivating view of the Ottawa skyline. Camping in Gatineau Park is a draw for many visitors today, and in the winter skating in Gatineau along wooded ice trails is a popular alternative to the nearby Rideau Canal.
When you’ve had your fill of the city, book a car in Gatineau and continue your Québec road trip by soaking up the nearby sights and scenic drives.
There are plenty of things to do in Gatineau for history buffs, outdoor enthusiasts, culture seekers, and more.
One of the most popular Gatineau Park trails, Wolf Trail offers a challenging but short climb through mature forest up to two scenic lookouts. Suited to seasoned hikers as well as those after a new challenge, it’s also a dog-friendly route.
Of the many beaches in Gatineau, this one is a tried and true favourite, located on the park’s largest lake. It offers everything you need to enjoy a day by the water including picnic tables, kayaks and canoes for rent, as well as washrooms and change rooms.
Situated on the riverbank opposite Ottawa’s Parliament Buildings, this museum features stunning architecture and a diverse collection of artifacts and exhibits spanning Canada’s history from the First Peoples to the present day.
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After experiencing Gatineau’s attractions and activities, jump beyond the wheel to explore the surrounding region, from quaint riverside towns to Parliament Hill.Book the perfect car
Take a detour into Ontario and take in the sights of downtown Ottawa, less than a 20-minute drive across the river. Countless shops and eateries await, as well as the iconic parliament buildings and Rideau Canal.
Sitting atop the Eardley Escarpment, this vantage point offers a stunning look at the Gatineau Hills, especially in the fall, and is home to some of the most vulnerable wildlife in the area.
Follow Highway 105 north to discover this treasure just above the River Pêche. Home to the historic Wakefield Mill (now a hotel and spa), Wakefield Covered Bridge, Fairbairn House Heritage Center, and all-season outdoor activities, it’s a charming destination well worth the drive.
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As a muscle car, it’s surprisingly as comfy as a grand touring vehicle in a long highway journey.
It was great renting the car, the owner is awesome and is always there for support.
The car itself, probably one of the best cars I’ve driven with all the safety features and it was so clean.
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Overall great experience, just one thing that car needed little bit of maintenance so I was reluctant to take it for long drive.
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Veronique gave snacks for the trip and even showed us how to move all the seats and drop us off after returning the car.
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Très belle expérience avec Étienne. Un véhicule très agréable et confortable et une prise en main très facile
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Very accommodating and walked me through everything including answering questions about the car!
Veronique provided a very sweet welcome pack with snacks and drinks for the trip.
Dating back to the 1950s, this road soars across lush hills and passes by Pink Lake, one of the most picturesque lakes in Gatineau Park complete with a three-season hiking trail and lookout.
Branching off from the Gatineau Parkway, this route takes you on a winding ride through the Gatineau Hills and includes scenic views from Champlain Lookout as well as a historic pit stop at Mackenzie King Estate.
Slow down, relax, and enjoy a front-row view at the foot of the hills on this longer, flatter route. Stop in Luskville for waterfalls, hiking, and a stunning view of the Ottawa Valley.
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