8 ways to admire the fall colours from a whole new angle

Published on October 16 2019

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 8 suggested activities to experience the fall colours as you’ve never seen them before!


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

When

Until October 31

Good to know

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

When

Until October 29

Good to know

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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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

When

Arbraska Laflèche – year round | Camp Fortune – until November 4 | Coulonge Falls Adventure Park – until November 1

Good to know

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

When

Until October 31

Good to know

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

When

CarpeDiem Aventures – until October 28 | Base de plein air Air-Eau-Bois – year round | Centre de plein air du Lac-Leamy – year round | Thirty-One Mile Lake Regional Park – year round

Good to know

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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Admire the changing colours from terra firma

Go off road in a Land Rover

Where

Fairmont Le Château Montebello – 392 Notre-Dame Street, Montebello

When

Year round

Good to know

Sign up for Canada’s only Land Rover Off-Road Experience. Venture deep into the woods at the Kenauk Nature Reserve and tackle the obstacles of this challenging course. 263 km² of pure fun!

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Hop onto a dog sled

Where

Timberland Tours – 36 Ragged Chute Road, Bristol

When

Year round

Good to know

Speed through the woods on a dog sled, winter or summer! The type of sled changes according to the season, so you always get a great ride.

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Explore the Outaouais’ network of bike trails

Where

Gatineau Park| Capital Pathway Network | Véloroute des Draveurs | Parcours Louis-Joseph-Papineau | Cycling trail from Plaisance to Thurso | Cycloparc PPJ | Vélo MSM

Good to know

You can rent a bike at several places in the region, including the Maison du Vélo, Escape Bicycle Tours and Rental, Services récréatifs Demsis, RentABike, and CarpeDiem Aventures.

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If you’re a diehard hiker, here are 5 places to admire the fall colours in the Outaouais. Breathtaking views guaranteed!

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