Week of May 5-11, 2014

Published on May 1 2014

It’s tee time in the Outaouais region

Affectionately known as “Myrtle Beach North,” the Outaouais region is a favourite with golfers, from beginners to pros—and no wonder, with 150 private and public golf courses within 100 km of Gatineau and Ottawa. Take time out for a round or two at the foot of a mountain, beside a rushing river or in the heart of downtown!

A bike challenge for the whole family

This year’s BMR J Days cycling event takes place May 30, 31 and June 1, with 7 rides mapped out along secure roads in the Petite-Nation La Lièvre. Sign up for the 10, 17, 30, 44, 57, 65 or 110 km circuit and pedal through beautiful landscapes and alongside scenic waterways.

Opening of Gatineau Park parkway network

On Friday, May 9 at noon, the Gatineau Park parkway network (Gatineau, Champlain and Fortune parkways, Philippe Lake Parkway, and La Pêche Lake access road) will reopen to motor vehicle traffic for the 2014 summer season. The parkways offer more than 30 kilometres of scenic routes and provide access to several recreational and nature interpretation sites such as Pink Lake, Champlain Trail and Champlain Lookout, Huron Lookout, King Mountain Trail, and the Mackenzie King Estate. Mountain bikers will have access to designated trails in Gatineau Park starting May 15.

For more ideas and suggestions for things to do in the Outaouais region, visit www.outaouaistourism.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.


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