An Outaouais themed picnic
The Outaouais' regional delights are doing pretty well, thank you very much! We could send you all over the region to sample them but you'd need most of the week so might we suggest a picnic? The Outaouais has wine, cheeses, smoked salmon and much much more, plus a superb setting in which to savour it all. Sounds good? You have no idea!
Start by taking an appointment to visit Vignoble du Clos Baillie. The grape varieties were all developed to survive our sometimes harsh weather and you'll discover unexpected treasures. After that, head to La Trappe à fromage and choose the fresh local cheeses and fine products that you'll enjoy later. Complete it all with smoked salmon tht makes even Maritimers jealous and you'll be ready to set the table. Actually, a blanket on the ground will do just fine.
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Points of interest
Gatineau (Québec) J9J 3R5
Le Clos Baillie is an artisanal vineyard located in a rustic setting, in the heart of the city. Its owners offer high-quality wines. Guided tours of the vineyard are available by appointment and tastings are free. Some additional charges may apply for bigger groups. The vineyard can also lease its reception hall for special occasions.
Gatineau (Québec) J8T 8N6
La Trappe à Fromage specializes in artisanal cheese-making. From their famous daily fresh cheese curds, to house cheddars and fine cheeses, La Trappe à Fromage offers a wide array of local and regional products. You will find over 350 of the worlds finnest cheeses. Also on site are micobrewerie beers, a fresh bakery, a fine grocery and deli section. You can also pick up one of their chef's delicious home cooked meal. Free samplings are also available. Come see how they make the cheese!
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1R6
Visit Gatineau Park, with over 361 km2 of hills and forest only 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa–Gatineau. Enjoy a picnic at Champlain Lookout, which overlooks the Ottawa Valley, or step back in time at the Mackenzie King Estate. The Estate features architectural ruins, romantic gardens, newly renovated cottages, interactive exhibits and the Mackenzie King Tearoom. Whether you come by bicycle or by car, the Park’s network of parkways offers a scenic view of the region.