With fewer than 100 days to go until the launch of the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, there are at least 150 good reasons to hold your next event in our region in 2017. From the Mosaïcultures Internationales to performances by Cirque du Soleil and countless shows and events throughout the year, the Outaouais and the National Capital Region will be packed with amazing activities to welcome visitors from around the world. Get in on the action! Now is the time to plan a unique and memorable conference in our region. Located two hours from Montreal, the Outaouais is known for its ideal combination of city and country. Imagine exploring the nature trails of Gatineau Park just two kilometres from downtown! Whether you’re a fan of outstanding golf, relaxation, adventure or cultural experiences, we have everything you’re looking for.

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What's New

The Best Western gets a makeover
The Best Western hotel in Gatineau has a new look and a new name: the former Best Western Cartier is now the Best Western Plus Gatineau-Ottawa. According to David Kong, president and CEO of Best Western International, hotels with the “Plus” designation have earned the CAA/AAA’s three-diamond rating and offer a little something extra to make every guest’s stay especially pleasant. The hotel offers stunning views of Ottawa and Parliament Hill. Amenities include a heated indoor saltwater pool, four meeting rooms, and a reception hall that can accommodate up to 270 people.
 
 
Team building at Arbraska Laflèche
Did you know that Tarzan knew a thing or two about team building? At Arbraska Laflèche, you and your work colleagues can have a blast while strengthening your collaborative skills. Enjoy activities specifically designed to build team spirit and promote communication, mutual support and a sense of belonging. From treetop walks to geocaching, GPS rallies to guided tours of an underground cavern, Arbraska offers effective and entertaining corporate group activities.
 

Hidden Treasures of the Outaouais: The Pontiac

Fall under the spell of the rustic beauty of the Pontiac, a little-known region just 45 minutes from Gatineau that’s really worth the trip. The landscape showcases the Ottawa River in all its majesty, and the roads are flanked by the rocky outcrops of the Canadian Shield.

 
Spruceholme Inn
This historic region is rich in the heritage of its original Irish, Polish and German settlers. The Spruceholme Inn in Fort Coulonge is a prime example. Built during the time of the great lumber barons, this magnificent stone mansion will take you back to a storied past. The barn, built in 1850, was taken apart, moved, rebuilt and converted into a charming restaurant. Also on the site are a beautiful conference centre that can accommodate up to 400 people and sleep up to 40 guests.
 
 
Coulonge Falls Park
Also in Fort Coulonge, relive the history of the log drive and the lumberjacks at Coulonge Falls Park. You can also get your fill of thrills on the park’s giant ziplines and the Via Ferrata, a climbing route along a rockface in the Coulonge River canyon. If you crave adventure, this is the place for you!
 
 
Timberland Tours
Are you looking for an unusual group activity? How about dogsledding? Timberland Tours offers dogsledding all year round—and Denis Rozon’s sled dogs, a special mix of German pointer, greyhound and Alaskan husky, are the fastest canines on the planet!
 
 
Horizon X
The Pontiac offers a wide range of unique group activities. At Horizon X Rafting, you can shoot the tumbling Ottawa River rapids by day … or under the full moon. It’s a one-of-a-kind adventure that participants won’t soon forget. Team building at its best!