COLLINES-DE-L’OUTAOUAIS – TIMELESS CHARM
Located north of Gatineau, the Collines-de-l’Outaouais territory has seen its share of communities come and go, but it was in the 1800s that nature lovers began to flock to its green, rolling hills. Among those early vacationers was William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada’s 10th prime minister, who bequeathed his estate in Gatineau Park to the people of Canada. Not far from the estate, explore the equally charming villages of Wakefield and Chelsea.
For a complete list of attractions, download the official Chemins d’eau map here
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Points of interest
Val-des-Monts (Québec) J8N 4B7
Come and live exciting moments on treetops and have fun on our zip lines, suspended bridges, swings, nets and way more! Release your inner Tarzan while flying over a 168-feet lake on a giant zip line that will propel you 45 km/h! Arbraska Laflèche is more than just an aerial park: it offers many other adventures to share with family, friends or colleagues, such as GPS rallies, a Via Ferrata, team building, cave exploration or night treks for the bravest! Venture deep underground in the famous Laflèche Cave, the biggest visited cave in the Canadian Shield. Equipped with an explorer helmet, you will be able to observe the 1,001 subterranean mysteries while living an unforgettable experience.
Wakefield (Québec) J0X 3G0
Fairbairn House Heritage Centre showcases the history of the Gatineau River Valley. Built in 1861, the William Fairbairn family home now features a tourist office, exhibitions on local heritage, guided tours, heritage log cabin, heritage barn, outdoor stage and access to walking trails. The Heritage Centre is located a stone’s throw from Wakefield’s famous red covered bridge.
La Pêche (Québec) J0X 3G0
At Éco-Odyssée, just 30 minutes from Gatineau–Ottawa, enjoy a unique experience in the heart of nature. Venture into beaver habitat as you explore a unique water maze with more than 60 intersections spread out over 6 km.
Luskville Falls flows over the Eardley Escarpment, a unique natural habitat. The lower part of the falls is almost vertical and, below that, a stream winds its way from the base of the falls. Spring is the best time to visit the area, when Luskville Falls becomes a rushing torrent, with water from the melting snow.