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.
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Points of interest
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1R5
Immerse yourself in the pastoral atmosphere of the last century by visiting this estate covering 230 hectares and located in Gatineau Park. For almost 50 years, it was the summer home of William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada's 10th prime minister. Visitors can stroll along paths, visit the restored cottages, amble through the gardens and admire the ruins or stop for lunch at the Moorside Tearoom. Interpretation guides, audiovisual presentations and interpretation panels present a picture of Canada at that time.
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.
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.
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.
Gatineau Park has a long human history. Occupation of the Gatineau Park area by pre-contact Indigenous populations dates back at least 8,000 years. In the 19th century, settlers and early industrialists were drawn to the area for its resources and closeness to Ottawa. Today, traces of the historical use of the land are revealed in the Park’s cultural and heritage landscapes. These include the Mackenzie King Estate, the “Carbide” Willson ruins, mines, farmsteads and many other heritage remains.
Old Chelsea (Québec)
Located at the entrance of the Gatineau Park, the Old Chelsea Square is a lively neighborhood with tourist accommodation, a restaurant service including the Chelsea Pub and Biscotti & Cie, a coffee roasting facility and an outdoor ice rink, all in a peaceful and pleasant setting in the heart of the bucolic village of Old Chelsea. The Old Chelsea Square is THE gourmet, sports and wellness destination in the heart of nature, just minutes from the National Capital.