Harmony Le Reste


Barrons-nous in the Collines-de-l'Outaouais

Even in the deep cold of winter, the scenery in the Collines-de-l’Outaouais is guaranteed to warm your heart. The photo and video team was in the area for a little fresh air and R&R. Their itinerary included sports, discoveries, and quiet time, but mostly lots of beautiful scenery!

See for yourself: have a look at the results of their adventure, a video to be enjoyed full-screen with the sound turned up!

*** Warning: This video may give you a sudden craving to discover the Collines-de-l’Outaouais.

days of winter fun

Points of interest

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.

1 km
After a vigorous afternoon of snowshoeing, relax over a hearty meal at La Muse restaurant, and settle in for a cozy night at the Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa. Relaxation at its finest!
60 Mill Road
La Pêche (Québec) J0X 3G0

Imagine a place so serene, yet so conveniently close to Canada's capital. First built in 1838, the Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa is now a charming, four-star country boutique hotel surrounded by the splendid Gatineau Park and the picturesque village of Wakefield. It offers 42 unique guest rooms, a dining room specializing in fine cuisine québécoise, The Heron Room Bistro restaurant, a full-treatment spa with outdoor massage tent, two outdoor hot tubs and swimming pool, five meeting/banquet rooms, as well as a cozy fireplace lounge.

0.7 km
The village of Wakefield has a surprising collection of artisanal bakeries, charming boutiques and restaurants.
737 Riverside Road
Wakefield (Québec) JOX 3GO

Khewa is the northern wind that gently guides you back to your traditions. Khewa’s mission is to contribute to the economy of the Indigenous people by promoting Aboriginal, Métis and Inuit artists. The boutique and art gallery offers a vast list of possibilities from handcrafted pieces to exclusive work of art. Khewa also offers services for corporate clients; cultural workshops on site, in various events or in schools. Groups are welcome for storytelling gathering upon reservation.

20 km
The next day, discover other trails of the Gatineau Park. Then, head for Chelsea. Warm up with a hot chocolate from Biscotti.
6 Scott Road
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1R5

Biscotti & cie, either for take-out or in our garden, where parents,children and friends can enjoy little treats, coffee and delicious sandwiches. We offer home-style food and restaurant service, with a diversified and modern menu.

0.5 km
A short walk takes you to the heart of the village of Old Chelsea.
181 Old Chelsea Road
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1J3

Located in Chelsea, Quebec, in the Gatineau Hills, Doozy Candle is just minutes from Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. This artisanal boutique features regional artists’ work. You will find exceptional handcrafted candles made on site. The perfect stop for special occasions and gifts.

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Round out your getaway with a meal and a craft beer at the Chelsea Pub.
238 Old Chelsea Road
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1J3

Drop by this institution in the charming village of Old Chelsea and enjoy a bistro-style meal in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and discover our wide range of artisan beers and tapas!