8 ways to admire the fall colours from a whole new angle
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
Great Canadian Bungee Corporation – 1780 Route 105, Wakefield
Until October 31
From the 200 foot bungee jump to the 1,050-foot zip line, the Great Canadian Bungee Corporation delivers thrills aplenty!
Fly over the landscape in a helicopter
Rockcliffe Airport – 11 Aviation Parkway, Ottawa
Until October 29
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!
Take to the trees
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
Arbraska Laflèche – year round | Camp Fortune – until November 4 | Coulonge Falls Adventure Park – until November 1
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!
Fall colours reflected in the water
Experience the thrill of rafting
Momentum Rafting – 1041 Route 148, Bryson | Bonnet Rouge Rafting – 211 Rivière Gatineau Sud Road, Sainte-Thérèse-de-la-Gatineau
Until October 31
For an unforgettable whitewater experience and a unique perspective on the fall colours, you can’t beat rafting!
Rent a boat and go for a leisurely paddle
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
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
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.
Admire the changing colours from terra firma
Go off road in a Land Rover
Fairmont Le Château Montebello – 392 Notre-Dame Street, Montebello
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!
Hop onto a dog sled
Timberland Tours – 36 Ragged Chute Road, Bristol
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.
Explore the Outaouais’ network of bike trails
Gatineau Park| Capital Pathway Network | Véloroute des Draveurs | Parcours Louis-Joseph-Papineau | Cycling trail from Plaisance to Thurso | Cycloparc PPJ | Vélo MSM
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.
If you’re a diehard hiker, here are 5 places to admire the fall colours in the Outaouais. Breathtaking views guaranteed!