Just another day in the Outaouais

Choosing among all the things to do in the Outaouais is no small task. Let us suggest an itinerary showcasing our region's landmarks. Two days culture, nature, awesome food, and breathtaking panoramas. Are you in?
Start your adventure with a good breakfast and cross to the Ontario side, more specifically in the Byward Market. Feel the early morning buzz as local farmers and producers fill their stalls with fresh regional goodness. Walk to the National Art Gallery of Canada to feast your eyes on art and beauty in a magnificent sun-filled building. Then, cross the bridge and have lunch at Gatineau's Les Brasseurs du temps before hitting the road towards Montebello! It's not every night that you get to sleep in the world's largest round wood construction, now a mythical, welcoming hotel. The next day, feed the deer and wapitis at Parc Oméga and stock up on delicious souvenirs before heading back home.

2 days
of discovery

Points of interest

Byward Market
55, rue Byward Market Square
Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 9C3

Establish by Lt-Col. John By in 1826, the ByWard Market is one of Canada's oldest and largest public markets. Join some friends for brunch, lunch or dinner, and then hit the shops for the highest quality food products, fashion brands and cutting edge trends. Morning, noon and night the ByWard Market has something just for you. Easily accessible on foot, by transit or by car, it offers a unique experience for all. SHOP - TASTE - LIVE Experience the ByWard Market

700 m
National Gallery of Canada
380, promenade Sussex
Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 9N4

The National Gallery of Canada is the country’s finest art museum and the permanent home of the world’s most comprehensive collection of Canadian art. Its European collection and modern American collection are considered among the best in the country. Its award-winning architecture, featuring the luminous Great Hall, spacious galleries and interior gardens and courtyards, is in itself worth the visit. Throughout the year, the Gallery presents international-calibre temporary exhibits. There are also several family activities.

2,9 km
Slow down as you cross the Alexandra Bridge because the view is quite something. As you head towards Montcalm Street, you will see the old E.B. Eddy match factory, a true remnant of the industrial era. You will also see beautiful little Théâtre de l'île.
Brasseurs du Temps
170, rue Montcalm
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 2M2

Les Brasseurs du Temps, the first microbrewery in the Outaouais region, is the cultural destination that makes it the heartbeat of the city. Our gourmet table, full of tasty products will find its pairing amongs one of the 17 beers offered at all times. The BDT is also an atmosphere you have always dreamed of!

81,4 km
Enjoy the best of the highway and the smaller roads. As you reach Thurso, leave Highway 50 and follow Road 148 along the Ottawa River. Just outside Thurso is a rest area with a view like nowhere else.
Fairmont Le Château Montebello
392, rue Notre-Dame
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0

Conveniently located half way between Montreal and Ottawa, the world's largest log castle truly represents what you would expect of a "True Canadian Experience". This architectural marvel offers 211 rooms while an exquisite menu featuring regional products is available at two restaurants. Beautiful surroundings and year-round activities offer over 40 exciting adventures including golf, Canada’s only Land Rover Experience Driving School, and a spa.

7,4 km
After a royal treatment at Fairmont le Château Montebello, head to Parc Oméga. You can buy carrots at the entrance of the park; remember to keep some for the end, as the wapitis at the beginning are real glutons!
Parc Oméga
399, route 323 Nord
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0

Sitting behind the wheel of your vehicle, follow a winding 15-km road in a 2,200-acre park and discover animals living in the wild. With a unique formula in Québec, discover throughout the park several species of wild animals living in their natural habitat. Observe bisons, wapitis, bears, fallow deer, white-tailed deer, moose, wild goats, wolves, etc. Step out of your car, hike along trails and around the lake, amongst white-tailed deer. Visit the new maple sugar camp. During the summer months, enjoy various activities.