Comfortably wild

The fun thing about the Outaouais is that you can be in the middle of nowhere by a serene lake and there's still plenty to do nearby. You can relax in an enchanting spa, eat in a refined and creative restaurant, pet cute cats while enjoying a cup of joe and go hiking all in one day. At night, you'll go back to your tent with the intention of starting over the next day!

Camping in Gatineau Park means you're close to everything. You can relax at Amerispa Spa Nordique Cantley, eat at fabulous Restaurant Muse at the Wakefield Mill, and go back to your campsites in a matter of minutes. The next day, you can enjoy the Park's many trails and spend quality time with beautiful felines at the Siberian Cat Café!

2 comfy days
in nature

Points of interest

Amerispa Spa Nordique Cantley
5, chemin Sainte-Elisabeth
Cantley (Québec) J8V 3E8

Enjoy the thermal experience in the middle of the mixed boreal forest, less than 20 minutes away from Ottawa and Gatineau. Alternating between hot and cold will bring a sense of calm and serenity to your body. Top off your day of relaxation with a massotherapy, aesthetic or body treatment and stop at our bistro. Discover our health menu as you look over the view of the hills of Outaouais. The rental of one towel, a bathrobe, sandals and a locker is included.

21 km
After a few hours at the spa, treat yourself to dinner at the restaurant with the best view around. Restaurant Muse is right over the MacLaren Falls in a historic building. Quite the sight!
Muse Restaurant (Wakefield Mill)
60, chemin Mill
La Pêche (Québec) J0X 3G0

Our talented service team prides itself in pairing exquisite wines with our range of decadent dishes. Our sommeliers strive to fill our cellar with exclusive wines from boutique vineyards from around the world.

15 km
You have a few options if you're camping in Gatineau Park: among them, Lac Philippe, a family oriented campground with access to three beaches, and Lac Taylor, more rustic by a beautiful small lake. They also have a few "ready-to-camp" sites for "glamping" enthusiasts or for those with less experience in the wild.
Gatineau Park Camping
300, chemin du Lac-Philippe
La Pêche (Québec) J0X2W0

Find your happy place. Extend your adventures in Gatineau Park by staying overnight. The campground offers over 300 campsites for tents, trailers and canoe-camping, as well as cozy ready-to-camp units. Make your stay a memorable one with outdoor activities, such as swimming, hiking, biking, canoeing, exploring Lusk Cave, or taking part in a nature interpretation program. The great outdoors at just 15 minutes from Ottawa-Gatineau.

33 km
You'll have to exit the Park and re-enter in Chelsea to access the bulk of the trails network. However, there are nice trails going through the campground, one of which leads to Lusk Caves, that you can explore.
Gatineau Park
33, chemin Scott
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.

750 m
Before heading back to your campsite, stay in Chelsea a little longer and enjoy a nice cup of coffee at Siberien Cat Café. The residents are hypoallergenic so even allergy-prone people can enjoy the cats' presence.
Siberian Cat Café
205, chemin Old Chelsea
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1J3

Located in the heart of Old Chelsea and close to Gatineau Park, the Siberian Cat Café offers local quality products, Monsooned Coffee from Iles de la Madeleine, amazing tea and... CATS. Whether you’re meeting the animals at the Cat Salon, discoveringthe bistro area or the amazing covered patio, you're more than welcome to discover the world's first hypoallergenic Cat Café!