An Outaouais themed picnic

The Outaouais' regional delights are doing pretty well, thank you very much! We could send you all over the region to sample them but you'd need most of the week so might we suggest a picnic? The Outaouais has wine, cheeses, smoked salmon and much much more, plus a superb setting in which to savour it all. Sounds good? You have no idea!

Start by taking an appointment to visit Vignoble du Clos Baillie. The grape varieties were all developed to survive our sometimes harsh weather and you'll discover unexpected treasures. After that, head to La Trappe à fromage and choose the fresh local cheeses and fine products that you'll enjoy later. Complete it all with smoked salmon tht makes even Maritimers jealous and you'll be ready to set the table. Actually, a blanket on the ground will do just fine.

day spoiling your taste buds

Points of interest

490 Baillie Street
Gatineau (Québec) J9J 3R5

Le Clos Baillie is an artisanal vineyard located in a rustic setting, in the heart of the city. Its owners offer high-quality wines. Guided tours of the vineyard are available by appointment and tastings are free. Some additional charges may apply for bigger groups. The vineyard can also rents out its reception hall for special occasions.

12.5 km
From Baillie Road, ride along picturesque Gatineau Park until you get to Gatineau. Go to La Trappe à fromage on St-Raymond Boulevard and fill up on regional cheese and gourmet products to ensure you have the best of picnics.
200 Bellehumeur Street
Gatineau (Québec) J8T 8N6

La Trappe à fromage specializes in artisanal cheese making. From its famous fresh-daily cheese curds to house cheddars and over 350 of the world's finest cheeses, the shop offers a wide array of local, regional and international products. Free samples available! Also on site are microbrewery beers, a fresh bakery, and a fine foods and deli section. Take home one of our chef's delicious fresh-prepared meals. Come see how cheese is made!

14.2 km
Head to Chelsea, do not forget to make a stop at the restaurant Les Fougères which will make you salivate!
783 Hwy 105
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1P1

Fine dining featuring seasonal and regional products, acclaimed by the press and epicureans alike. The restaurant proposes an extensive wine list. Take-out and kitchen giftware are available at the boutique.

14.6 km
You've got all you need for quite the snack so head to the Champlain lookout in Gatineau Park. You will be able to sample all these delights with a view of the Ottawa Valley that you won't get anywhere else.
33 Scott Road
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1R6

Visit Gatineau Park, with over 361 km2 of hills and forest only 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa–Gatineau. Enjoy a picnic at Champlain Lookout, which overlooks the Ottawa Valley, or step back in time at the Mackenzie King Estate. The Estate features architectural ruins, romantic gardens, newly renovated cottages, interactive exhibits and the Mackenzie King Tearoom. Whether you come by bicycle or by car, the Park’s network of parkways offers a scenic view of the region.