Discover these Outaouais conference and accommodation venues
The Outaouais region is easily accessible, making it the perfect place to host events of all kinds! Whether you arrive in the Outaouais by VIA Rail Canada train, by plane landing at the Ottawa International Airport, or by bus with 417 Bus Line Ltd. or the Bell-Horizon Group, there are lots of ways to get here. Learn more about our convention and accommodation venues and their services and amenities.
The Palais des congrès de Gatineau: In the heart of downtown
Located in downtown Gatineau, the Palais des congrès de Gatineau is a versatile multifunctional venue for conventions, conferences and events. The centre’s state-of-the-art technology ensures the success of your event, even for the most complex requirements.
With 12 pillar-free meeting and conference rooms, the Palais des congrès is ideal for large-scale events. The largest room has an area of more than 5,100 m2 (55,000 ft2) and a 23-foot ceiling, and can accommodate up to 3,000 guests.
The Palais des congrès is linked by indoor walkways to the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Place du Portage and Maison du citoyen de Gatineau.
The nearby Old Hull neighbourhood is home to several restaurants where you can enjoy a good meal before an event, and bars where you can relax over a drink after a conference. If your delegates want to stretch their legs between meetings, they can take a walk along the waterfront recreational pathway and fill up on fresh air while admiring a stunning view of Canada’s Parliament Buildings, just across the Ottawa River.
50 Maisonneuve Blvd., 3rd Floor, Gatineau
The Palais des congrès de Gatineau is the largest conference centre in the Outaouais, and has its own food court.
Quality Inn & Suites Gatineau Hotel: Ideal for athletes and sports fans
The Quality Inn & Suites Gatineau is ideal for spectators or participants of any kind of sports competition. Book one of the 116 well-appointed rooms and invite your team to relax in comfort, with all the amenities. Encourage them to take advantage of their VIP access to the Gym-Max for training. In summer, guests can swim laps in the outdoor pool.
The hotel complex is located near the Slush Puppie Centre, the Gatineau Sports Centre and the Branchaud-Brière Complex. Completed in 2021, the Slush Puppie Centre is a four-rink complex that can accommodate 4,000 people. It primarily hosts sporting events such as hockey tournaments and wrestling matches. The Gatineau Sports Centre, with its Olympic-size pool, hosts high-level diving competitions. This 18,500-square-metre complex is also the official training site for Volleyball Canada’s men’s team. The Branchaud-Brière Complex hosts soccer tournaments on its synthetic pitches, and hockey tournaments on its several rinks.
111 Bellehumeur Street, Gatineau
The hotel also has a conference centre and a restaurant (both currently under renovation).
The Canadian Museum of History: An impressive setting
Located in the heart of the National Capital Region, the Canadian Museum of History is an especially magical place. It was designed by Indigenous Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal and built on the banks of the Ottawa River in 1989.
The museum has three meeting rooms and six banquet and reception rooms. Dazzle your guests by choosing to hold your event in the Grand Hall, which can accommodate 600 people for a banquet and up to 1,000 people for a reception. One of the grandest public spaces in the country, this impressive venue provides a stunning glimpse into the history and cultural and spiritual heritage of the Indigenous peoples of Canada’s West Coast. Enjoy the breathtaking view of Parliament Hill from the six-storey-high windows.
The museum also has two theatres that can accommodate events of all kinds, including performances, galas, conferences, meetings and sporting events.
The Canadian Museum of History site is also ideal for outdoor events.
100 Laurier Street, Gatineau
Equipped with a laser projector boasting full 4K resolution, the CINÉ+ movie theatre offers projections on a giant seven-storey screen (the largest and brightest in North America) and immersive projections on its dome screen.
Fairmont Le Château Montebello: A one-of-a-kind experience
Fall under the spell of Fairmont Le Château Montebello, the world’s largest log building. Located in the village of Montebello, overlooking the Ottawa River and only 60 minutes from Ottawa and 90 minutes from Montréal, this grand resort hotel offers a year-round program of activities that are sure to please your delegates.
For over 90 years, the hotel has offered a resort experience unparalleled in Quebec, with facilities including a full-service spa with a wide range of treatments, an 18-hole golf course, and four curling rinks. Just steps from the reception desk, enjoy a unique experience with your guests by participating in one of the four-season activities offered by the BRP Experience Centre, the first place in Canada to offer guided adventures on BRP vehicles.
The hotel has 210 luxurious rooms, 102 of which have been recently renovated. With a total of nearly 1,580 m2 (17,000 ft2) of event space, it’s the perfect year-round venue for a business meeting, convention, special event or corporate retreat. The Aux Chantignoles restaurant seats up to 350 people and has semi-private sections for groups.
Your guests may even choose to extend their stay and spend a weekend at this incomparable Quebec resort!
392 Notre-Dame Street, Montebello
The resort’s golf course was designed by Stanley Thompson and is rated one of the best public courses in Quebec.
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