Old Chelsea Square: A Charming Destination

Published on May 4 2023 - Updated on May 29 2024

Located in the heart of the picturesque village of Old Chelsea, Old Chelsea Square has become a popular destination in recent years for foodies and outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re on a date or a business trip, a family day out or an excursion with friends, the local businesses that make up Old Chelsea Square have a lot to offer!

The Chelsea Pub: Hearty pub grub

It all started with the Chelsea Pub. Originally constructed in 1875, the building has undergone several transformations over the years; today, it’s one of the municipality’s oldest heritage buildings and an anchor point of Old Chelsea Square. Take a seat on the beautiful patio and treat yourself to some tasty comfort food. Sip a local beer or a cocktail made with fresh ingredients and local brandy. Rent one of the rooms for private events such as weddings, family reunions, team meetings or birthdays.


La Terrasse du Square, the new place to gather this summer! You’ll find a warm, welcoming atmosphere and a varied menu featuring Korean, Mexican and Vietnamese dishes, delicious mocktails and cocktails and irresistible soft-serve ice cream. And that’s not all! Shows, twilight movie nights, free activities, a public market and much more await you! And don’t forget the family playground, where you can organize friendly pétanque competitions. May the best player win!

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Les Lofts du Village: Relaxing rooms

Book a stay at Les Lofts du Village, a boutique hotel centrally located on Old Chelsea Square and steps from the entrance to Gatineau Park. Spend a restful night in a comfortable studio or fully equipped loft. For a business meeting or team gathering, rent Le Refuge loft, a private space for up to 14 people that’s been designed and furnished to promote creativity, collaboration and inspiration. Biscotti & cie’s catering service can provide group meals. The Lofts also offer long-term stays, as well as packages combining many of Chelsea’s attractions to make exploring the area as easy as possible. Discover all the amenities offered by the Lofts du Village.

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Some rooms are accessible for persons with reduced mobility, and some are pet-friendly.

Josianne Deschatelets
Josianne Deschatelets

La Petite Grocerie: Local products

Besides serving as the reception area for Les Lofts du Village hotel, La Petite Grocerie is a boutique specializing in Quebec products, including fine groceries and original items created by local artists and craftspeople. Browse the boutique’s selection of wellness products, Quebec wines and beers, jewellery, specialty foods, clothing (including selected designs from the #OutaouaisFun collection), and more.

La Distillerie du Square: Quality spirits

The Distillerie du Square is the first distillery in the Collines-de-l’Outaouais and the second in the greater Outaouais region. The distillery houses a boutique, as well as an eco-museum where you can learn more about the distillery process and the history of the village. Tasting workshops and guided tours are also organized on site. Cheers!

Biscotti & cie: Divine coffees

Take a well-deserved break at Biscotti & cie and sit down with a coffee to admire the scenery through the large windows. Gather with friends around a table to enjoy a hearty breakfast, share one of the café’s fabulous wood-fired pizzas, or order gourmet sandwiches to take out on a busy day. For dessert, treat yourself to a pastry that’s as beautiful as it is delicious! Head up to the second floor, settle in among the cushions, and lose yourself in the pages of your book. In the evening, attend a dinner show, sign up for an open mic night, and sample the cocktails.

Even more attractions to discover

Stock up on fine cheeses and charcuterie at La Trappe à Fromage, enjoy artisanal ice cream at La Cigale, or tour an exhibition of local art at the Galerie Old Chelsea. Light up your life with candles from Doozy Candle or treat yourself to a relaxing spa day at Nordik Spa-Nature. For an active day, rent a mountain bike or paddleboard at Nomades du Parc!

In an effort to become a must-see Outaouais neighbourhood, Old Chelsea Square is constantly innovating and expanding. Numerous renovations have been made over the past few years, and large-scale projects are springing up on a regular basis. Plan a visit to Old Chelsea to discover the latest developments!


Meet Manuela Teixeira, the entrepreneur behind Old Chelsea Square.

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