Awesome view, awesome food

The Vallée-de-la-Gatineau is wide and beautiful. Seeing the forests and bodies of water in the area, it comes as no surprise that the lumber industry saw such potential here. This is the country of the raftmen and it quickly became a hiker or vacationer's paradise. From an observation tower with an incomparable view to fine dining by a majestic lake, with a nice gallery and white-tailed deer in between, you'll spend a day soaking in the essence of the Outaouais region.
Start your day at Galerie du presbytère de Blue Sea and discover the work of local artists. Oxygenate your senses before doing the same with your lungs at Parc régional du Mont Morissette. Walk all the way to the observation tower and you will be rewarded with a view like no other! You'll come down bedazzled as you'll head to l'Huile d'olive for an excellent dinner, with a stop at the Centre d'interprétation du cerf de Virginie to discover the white-tailed deer on the way.

1 day
of walking

Points of interest

Le Presbytère de Blue Sea
4, rue Principale
Blue Sea (Québec) J0X 1C0

Following the purchase by the Municipality of Blue Sea, the Presbytere was transformed into a cultural center for the community, housing an Art Gallery, free access to computers and Wi-Fi and a tourist information center. The Gallery is dedicated to the promotion of the arts; it supports interaction and exchange of ideas between artists and the population. The space fosters the emergence of artists acting as catalyst on the regional cultural scene. Thursday to Sunday from May to November. Free admission.

5,8 km
As you head for Parc régional du Mont Morissette, look at Blue Sea Lake on your right. It is said to be home to Misiganebic, a large snake-like creature with a horse's head, but there were other sightings reported in neighbouring lakes as well...
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

38 km
A day in nature wouldn't be complete without learning more about one of its most abundant residents. Go through Bouchette to reach the Centre d'interprétation du cerf de Virginie, dedicated to the white-tailed deer.
White-Tail Deer Interpretation Center
6, chemin du Barrage, C. P. 155
Sainte-Thérèse-de-la-Gatineau (Québec) J0X 2X0

The White-Tail Deer Interpretation Center offers visitors a multitude of information on this majestic animal. Interpretation panels are displayed in a splendid log pavilion. Nature enthusiasts can explore hiking paths and admire the splendid animals that inhabit the site. The Refuge du bûcheron, near the Lac des Trente-et-Un-Milles, allows visitors to warm up and even sleep overnight (reservations required).

25 km
When you get to l'Huile d'olive, you will be amazed by two things: the view on the lake and the impressive wine cellar, apparent through the glass floor. If you still have energy before (or after) dinner, you can always rent a canoe, kayak, or paddle board to explore the lake.
L'Huile d'Olive
353, montée du Lac 31 Milles
Bouchette (Québec) J0X 1E0

From pasta to steak and seafood, you’re sure to find a dish to your liking. Complement your meal with a bottle of wine from our extensive wine list, and enjoy a superb view of Thirty-One Mile Lake and the marina.