Discover the delights of Gatineau, Quebec’s fourth largest city, located right next door to Ottawa. Its filled with activities for athletes and culture lovers alike. Not many cities can boast more than 200 km of recreational pathways! Gatineau offers a year-round program of popular events and seasonal festivals: the Beerfest, the Hot Air Balloon Festival, the Festival de lOutaouais émergent, the Salon du livre, Winterlude all just waiting to welcome you! Looking for a good spot for a drink and a snack? Try the Brasseurs du Temps microbrewery and pub or the Soif wine bar, or take a stroll down Principale Street in Aylmer, with its charming restaurants and bistros. As for culture, were spoiled for choice with several first-class venues, including the Salle Odyssée, multiple winner of the Félix award for Theatre of the Year. From climbing walls to concert halls, youll be impressed by everything Gatineau has to offer.
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Gatineau has a lot to offer. Whether you're into cultural visits, enjoying the fresh air in wide open spaces, or spending a night on the town, you'll find what you're looking for. In the same day, you'll be able to visit an electric generating station, have a picnic in a great park by a lake, visit a world class museum and end it all on a very inviting patio. You'll have to come back for the rest!
The Rapides-Farmer Generating Station, located in the north of the city, offers free visits of its installations. Just a few minutes by car and you'll be in Lac Leamy Park, devouring a fine meal you will previously have bought at La Trappe à fromage. A stay in Gatineau without going to the Canadian Museum of History (the most visited museum in Canada), would be unthinkable and from there, you'll be a stone's throw away from Café Aux 4 jeudis, to end the day with style.