Spend a Weekend in Gatineau

Published on August 11 2022

The end of summer is fast approaching! Take advantage of the last nice days to visit the city of Gatineau. Enjoy a weekend getaway with our recommendations for a two-day itinerary. 

The Outdoors in All its Forms

Begin your trip with a stop at the Centre de plein air du Lac-Leamy. Take out your bikes and enjoy the easy and intermediate-level bike paths that circle the lake. Have fun on the lake with a stand-up paddle board, kayak or canoe. Watercraft rentals are also available on site. Take advantage of the beach and access to the water to cool off or play a game of volleyball. 


From One Province to Another Through the Air

Next stop: Interzip Rogers for a one-of-a-kind experience: cross the river from Ontario to Quebec on the world’s only interprovincial zipline. The nine-story tower offers a unique panoramic view of the region’s attractions, including the Parliament of Canada, the Chaudière Falls and downtown Gatineau. Fly over the Ottawa River at a speed of up to 50 km/hour. Book your ride now! Limited availability.  


Treat Yourself to a Restaurant Meal

Go to Old Hull for dinner at the restaurant Rustiek Taverne Gastronomique. Discover warm, European-inspired cuisine highlighting fresh, locally sourced products. The pleasures of the palate take centre stage here and the service is commendable. The restaurant also offers a wide selection of Quebec microbrewery beers, as well as creative cocktails and private import wines. All the ingredients for a perfect evening out!


A Relaxing Night

Stay overnight at the Hôtel DoubleTree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa and, if you wish, enhance your stay by choosing the Golf Getaway or Relaxation package: the hotel overlooks the 18-hole Chateau Cartier Golf course and Kōena Spa’s Nordic baths. At the end of the evening, take a stroll at nearby Moussette Park to watch the sun go down at water’s edge.


A Day at the Spa

After a good night’s sleep, relax at Kōena Spa. This urban spa, whose name means balance in Hawaiian, offers a unique moment of relaxation. Take the time to do a hydrotherapy circuit by bathing in the different pools of cold, temperate and hot water, and by using the dry saunas. Stop at the exfoliation room and relax by a fire. The Resto Lounge Onō and the Bistro Kōena will satisfy your gourmet cravings with their delicious menus.


This itinerary in Gatineau is the perfect way to disconnect and make the most of the nice weather for a weekend. It’s not too late for one last summer getaway!  

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Stay a bit longer and discover even more ideas for itineraries to enjoy in the region!  

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