Awesome view, awesome food
The Vallée-de-la-Gatineau is wide and beautiful. Seeing the forests and bodies of water in the area, it comes as no surprise that the lumber industry saw such potential here. This is the country of the raftmen and it quickly became a hiker or vacationer's paradise. From an observation tower with an incomparable view to fine dining by a majestic lake, with a nice gallery and white-tailed deer in between, you'll spend a day soaking in the essence of the Outaouais region.
Start your day at Galerie du presbytère de Blue Sea and discover the work of local artists. Oxygenate your senses before doing the same with your lungs at Parc régional du Mont Morissette. Walk all the way to the observation tower and you will be rewarded with a view like no other! You'll come down bedazzled as you'll head to l'Huile d'olive for an excellent dinner, with a stop at the Centre d'interprétation du cerf de Virginie to discover the white-tailed deer on the way.
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Points of interest
Blue Sea (Québec) J0X 1C0
Following the purchase by the Municipality of Blue Sea, the Presbytere (rectory) was transformed into a cultural centre for the community, housing an art gallery, free access to computers and Wi-Fi and a tourist information centre. The gallery is dedicated to the promotion of the arts; it supports interaction and exchange of ideas between artists and the population. The space fosters the emergence of artists and acts as a catalyst on the regional cultural scene.
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 and educational panels on the history of fire towers. A HEIGHTENING EXPERIENCE! Starting point: N46 13.164 W76 05.977
Sainte-Thérèse-de-la-Gatineau (Québec) J0X 2X0
The White-Tail Deer Interpretation Centre offers visitors extensive information on this majestic animal. Interpretation panels are displayed in a splendid log pavilion. Nature enthusiasts can explore hiking trails and admire the splendid animals that inhabit the site. The Refuge du bûcheron, near theThirty-One-Mile Lake, allows visitors to warm up and even sleep overnight (reservations required).
Bouchette (Québec) J0X 1E0
Village Majopial will exceed your expectations with its ideal location on the shores of Thirty-One-Mile Lake, at the centre of the municipality of Bouchette, in the Gatineau Valley. Only 1 hour and 30 minutes from Ottawa-Gatineau. If you are planning a weekend of fishing, camping, a vacation, a meeting with friends or just a getaway, you will find everything you need to relax and have fun. At the heart of this Village is the L'Huile d'Olive Restaurant, a little treasure, where you can find seasonal menus prepared with local Vals-Gatinois products. They will seduce you, and probably surprise you with their variety and richness. As for the wine list, there is none! You must go directly to the wine cellar to choose your bottle from the elaborate selection.