Adventure in the Valley

You'll need more than just a day to explore the Vallée de la Gatineau. Does your family crave adventure? Climb higher and see farther on this route, which includes some spectacular terrain, a visit to a vibrant Aboriginal community and an encounter with firefighters. Pack a picnic and start your excursion at Mount Morissette, just 90 minutes from Gatineau. After that, head to Maniwaki for more adventures!

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Points of interest

Mont Morissette Regional Park
Chemin du Lac Long
Blue Sea (Québec)

Located 115 km north of Gatineau/Ottawa, in the municipality of Blue Sea, Mount Morissette occupies an area of 589 hectares and rises to a height of 400 meters. Outdoor enthusiasts will greatly appreciate the 13 km of marked hiking trails through the mountain, also accessible in the winter for snowshoeing. An 18 meter observation tower offers breathtaking views of the Valley: 360° of scenery. At the summit of the mountain, you will also find a shelter with wood stove, a lookout and a heritage fire tower and educational panels on the history of fire towers. A HEIGHTENING EXPERIENCE! Starting point: N46 13.164 W76 05.977

27, 3 km
After a quick snack, stop in at the Maniwaki tourist information office. There are picnic tables outside where you can enjoy your lunch.
Maniwaki Tourist Welcome Bureau
186, rue King, suite 104
Maniwaki (Québec) J9E 3N6

Located downtown, the Maniwaki tourist information office is the gateway to an area worth discovering. Get all the information you need about things to do and see in the Vallée de la Gatineau. Local products sold on site. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to help you put together an itinerary or book accommodations for your visit to our beautiful region. Free Wi-Fi. An outdoor picnic area where you can stop and enjoy a delicious bite to eat. The office is open seven days a week during high season (late June to early September).

1,3 km
Did you know that the Interpretation Centre has two large canoes (rabaskas) that visitors can borrow, absolutely free? Be advised that it takes at least eight people to paddle a rabaska properly.
Forest Fire Prevention History Interpretation Center
8, rue Comeau
Maniwaki (Québec) J9E 2R8

Forest Fire Prevention History Interpretation Center, located at Château Logue, pays tribute to those who have dedicated their talent and energy to forest protection. One of two exhibition halls is dedicated to the major forest fires in the province of Quebec and describes the super human efforts and the ingenuity of the workers to protect the forest. The Lookout tower (80 ft) is open to the public.

1,9 km
Do the kids still have energy to burn? Time for a dip in the indoor pool! For tomorrow's agenda, plan a visit to the Kitigan Zibi Cultural Centre.
Auberge du Draveur
85, rue Principale Nord
Maniwaki (Québec) J9E 2B5

Conveniently located in the heart of Maniwaki, the Auberge du Draveur offers a relaxing atmosphere where guests can enjoy the fitness room and spa facilities (spas, saunas and pool). Whether you are looking for rest and relaxation or for a home away from home, enjoy the area's multiple outdoor activities. They offer a variety of packages (relaxation, fitness and fun, etc.) to meet your individual needs. Should you be traveling on business or planning your next gathering, the conference rooms are at your disposal.