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.

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Points of interest

255 Principale Road
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.

13.9 km
On your way to the picturesque village of Wakefield, stop in at the family home of William Fairbairn, a lovely meeting spot in a heritage setting. Be sure to stroll across the nearby covered bridge. Why rush away from this delightful spot? Stay overnight in one of the many inns and B&Bs in the village!
45 Wakefield Heights Road
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.

4.3 km
52 Les Sources Road
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.

38.5 km
There’s nothing like a day in the great outdoors. After navigating the Eco-Odyssée water maze in a pedal boat, hop back in your car and head for Gatineau Park! From the Champlain Lookout or the Luskville Falls trail, admire magnificent views of a landscape formed by two major geological formations side by side.

Luskville (Québec)

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.