Adventure in the Valley

You'll need more than just a day to explore the Vallée de la Gatineau. Does your family crave adventure? Climb higher and see farther on this route, which includes some spectacular terrain, a visit to a vibrant Aboriginal community and an encounter with firefighters. Pack a picnic and start your excursion at Mount Morissette, just 90 minutes from Gatineau. After that, head to Maniwaki for more adventures!

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Points of interest

Lac Long Road
Blue Sea (Québec)

Located 115 km north of Gatineau/Ottawa, in the municipality of Blue Sea, Mount Morissette occupies an area of 589 hectares and rises to a height of 400 meters. Outdoor enthusiasts will greatly appreciate the 13 km of marked hiking trails through the mountain, also accessible in the winter for snowshoeing. An 18 meter observation tower offers breathtaking views of the Valley: 360° of scenery. At the summit of the mountain, you will also find a shelter with wood stove, a lookout and a heritage fire tower.

27.3 km
After a quick snack, stop in at the Maniwaki tourist information office. There are picnic tables outside where you can enjoy your lunch.
186 King Street
Maniwaki (Québec) J9E 3N6

Located downtown, the Maniwaki tourist information office is the gateway to an area worth discovering. Get all the information you need about things to do and see in the Vallée de la Gatineau. Local products sold on site. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to help you put together an itinerary or book accommodations for your visit to our beautiful region. Free Wi-Fi. An outdoor picnic area where you can stop and enjoy a delicious bite to eat. The office is open seven days a week during high season (late June to early September).

1.3 km
Did you know that the Interpretation Centre has two large canoes (rabaskas) that visitors can borrow, absolutely free? Be advised that it takes at least eight people to paddle a rabaska properly.
8 Comeau Street
Maniwaki (Québec) J9E 2R8

The Forest Fire Prevention History Interpretation Center, located at Château Logue, pays tribute to those who have dedicated their talent and energy to forest protection. One of two exhibition halls is dedicated to the major forest fires in the province of Quebec and describes the superhuman efforts and ingenuity of the workers to protect the forest. The 24-metre lookout tower is open to the public. Discover the history of the two families who lived in the heritage building Le Château Logue Discover the Maniwaki Heritage Circuit. The starting point is at the Chateau Logue.

1.9 km
Do the kids still have energy to burn? Time for a dip in the indoor pool! For tomorrow's agenda, plan a visit to the Kitigan Zibi Cultural Centre.
85 Principale Street North
Maniwaki (Québec) J9E 2B5

Conveniently located in the heart of Maniwaki, the Auberge du Draveur offers a relaxing atmosphere where guests can enjoy the fitness room and spa facilities (spas, saunas and pool). Whether you are looking for rest and relaxation or for a home away from home, enjoy the area's multiple outdoor activities. They offer a variety of packages (relaxation, fitness and fun, etc.) to meet your individual needs. Should you be traveling on business or planning your next gathering, the conference rooms are at your disposal.

2.9 km
After visiting the Cultural Centre, head south for one last climbing challenge: Mount Cayamant, about 40 minutes away. Did you know that cayamant is an Algonquin word meaning "lake with a bay at the end"?
54 Makwa Mikan
Maniwaki (Québec) J9E 3C9

The Kitigan Zibi Cultural Centre has a number of exhibits, cultural artifacts, paintings, and photographs relating to the Algonquin culture and history. The Centre offers a variety of group workshops, including beading, making earrings, moose callers, medicine wheels and dream catchers, drumming, and dancing.