Skis, a spa, and a savoury meal

If you and your loved one love to enjoy winter as much as you enjoy living it to the max, you just have to go to Chelsea! About 15 minutes north of Gatineau, it's the perfect place for those seeking fresh air, good food, and relaxation. Chelsea being the main entrance to Gatineau Park, you will have access to many cross-country ski trails and you can even get expert advice on treks, if you want to explore the Park some more. You will be a few steps away from the many fine restaurants found in the area as well as the biggest spa in North America to relax afterwards. The Outaouais is romantic, even in the wintertime!

That's the best thing about small villages: everything is nearby! The Park's Visitors' Centre is just across Scott Road from Biscotti et cie and from there, only a few minutes away from the Nordik Spa-Nature and a succulent meal at L'Orée du bois. Enjoy the many neighbouring shops that give Chelsea its unique charm, perfect for a romantic day with the apple of your eyes.

1 day
of winter happiness

Points of interest

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.

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Now you're probably thristy and hungry. Right across Scott Road from the Visitors' Centre is Biscotti et cie. It's the perfect place to warm up with a hot soup, a good sandwich, a good cup of specialized coffee, or decadent desserts.
Biscotti & cie
6, chemin Scott
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1R5

Biscotti & cie, either for take-out or in our garden, where parents,children and friends can enjoy little treats, coffee and delicious sandwiches. We offer home-style food and restaurant service, with a diversified and modern menu.

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With this morning's exercise, you need an afternoon of relaxation. Take picturesque Old Chelsea Road and head to Nordik Spa-Nature to enjoy the benefits of the baths and saunas. Care for a little massage to top thatt off? Be sure to reserve ahead of time if you do!
Nordik Spa-Nature
16, chemin Nordik
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 2P7

Located at the entrance of Gatineau Park, only 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa, Nordik Spa-Nature is the largest spa in North America. Come relax and enjoy the benefits of thermotherapy in our world class facilities inspired by some of the best Scandinavian traditions: 7 outdoor baths, 8 unique saunas, indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, restaurant and lounge with terraces. Treat yourself to a massage, a body treatment or our Källa treatment, the only salt water floating pool in America!

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Relaxed? End the day perfectly with a perfect dinner made of fresh regional products. L'Orée du bois is a many times rewarded local institution where the only thing as good as the food is the service.
L'Orée du Bois
15, chemin Kingsmere
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1R7

Only 15 minutes away from the city and near the entrance to Gatineau Park, come and discover flavourful French and local cuisine in a rustic, romantic decor.