Ways to admire the fall colours from a whole new angle

Published on September 19 2022 - Updated on September 29 2023

The month of October is all about the fall colours! It’s the time of year when we enjoy the last sunny days before the onset of winter. Much as we love hiking through the autumn landscape and admiring the exceptional views the Outaouais offers, there are other ways to enjoy the colours. Here are some suggested activities to experience the fall colours as you’ve never seen them before!

©G. Leroyer
©G. Leroyer

Admire the seasonal colours from high in the air

Celebrate “fall” at North America’s highest bungee jump

Where

Great Canadian Bungee Corporation – 1780 Route 105, Wakefield

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From the 200 foot bungee jump to the 1,050-foot zip line, the Great Canadian Bungee Corporation delivers thrills aplenty!

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Fly over the landscape in a helicopter

Where

Rockcliffe Airport – 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa

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From a short flight to a romantic getaway or a personalized adventure, a Héli-Tremblant tour is a unique way to admire fall’s beautiful palette!

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ADMIRE THE VIEW FROM THE TREETOPS

Take to the trees

Where

Arbraska Laflèche – 255 Route Principale, Val-des-Monts | Camp Fortune – 300 Dunlop Road, Chelsea | Coulonge Falls Adventure Park – 100 Du Parc-des-Chutes Drive, Mansfield-et-Pontefract

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Suspended over a canyon or between two gigantic trees, on a giant zip line, a natural climbing wall or a suspension bridge, three aerial parks in the Outaouais give you a bird’s eye view of the fall colours!

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Fall colours reflected in the water

Experience the thrill of rafting

Where

Momentum Rafting – 1041 Route 148, Bryson | Bonnet Rouge Rafting – 211 Rivière Gatineau Sud Road, Sainte-Thérèse-de-la-Gatineau

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For an unforgettable whitewater experience and a unique perspective on the fall colours, you can’t beat rafting!

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Rent a boat and go for a leisurely paddle

Where

CarpeDiem Aventures – 95 St-Joseph Street, Gracefield | Base de plein air Air-Eau-Bois – 32 De la Base de Plein Air Road, Bowman | Centre de plein air du Lac-Leamy – 100 Atawe Road, Gatineau | Thirty-One-Mile Lake Regional Park –295 Du Lac des Trente et Un Milles Montée, Bouchette

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The perfect solution for people who don’t own outdoor equipment! Rent a boat (kayak, canoe or paddleboard) and admire the fall colours at your own pace in a peaceful natural setting.

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NAVIGATE A WATER MAZE IN THE FALL SUNSHINE

Where

Eco-Odyssée Nature Park – 52 Chemin les Sources, La Pêche

Good to know

You can bring your own paddleboard. canoe or kayak to this unique outdoor destination! Reservations are required and must be made at least 12 hours in advance.

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If you’re a diehard hiker, here are 10 family hiking trails to discover this fall in the Outaouais. Breathtaking views guaranteed!

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