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Comfortably wild

The fun thing about the Outaouais is that you can be in the middle of nowhere by a serene lake and there's still plenty to do nearby. You can relax in an enchanting spa, eat in a refined and creative restaurant, pet cute cats while enjoying a cup of joe and go hiking all in one day. At night, you'll go back to your tent with the intention of starting over the next day!

Camping in Gatineau Park means you're close to everything. You can relax at Amerispa Spa Nordique Cantley, eat at fabulous Restaurant Muse at the Wakefield Mill, and go back to your campsites in a matter of minutes.

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5 Ste-Elisabeth Road
Cantley (Québec) J8V 3E8
Canada

Enjoy a unique thermal spa experience, less than 20 minutes from Ottawa and Gatineau. Tropical rain, a eucalyptus steam bath and fresh mint-scented cold fog will give your body a blissful sense of well-being. Discover the Bistro and its health menu as you enjoy beautiful views of the Outaouais hills. The thermal spa experience is included in all spa packages. Ask for details about thermal experience memberships and their many benefits.

21 km
After a few hours at the spa, treat yourself to dinner at the restaurant with the best view around. Restaurant Muse is right over the MacLaren Falls in a historic building. Quite the sight!
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60 Mill Road
La Pêche (Québec) J0X 3G0
Canada

Fine French and Quebec cuisine infused with international nuances. A large selection of wine by the glass encourages guests to discover new vintages. The desserts include traditional treats as well as mouth-watering innovative confections.

15 km
You have a few options if you're camping in Gatineau Park: among them, Lac Philippe, a family oriented campground with access to three beaches, and Lac Taylor, more rustic by a beautiful small lake. They also have a few ready-to-camp sites for glamping enthusiasts or for those with less experience in the wild.
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300 Lake-Philippe Road
La Pêche (Québec) J0X 2W0
Canada

Extend your adventures in Gatineau Park by staying overnight. It offers over 300 campsites for tents, trailers and canoe-camping, as well as cozy ready-to-camp units. Make your stay a memorable one with outdoor activities, such as swimming, hiking, biking, canoeing, exploring Lusk Cave and fire camp. In the winter, yurts and cabins are very popular with skiers looking to spend the night close to the trails. Find your happy place!

You'll have to exit the Park and re-enter in Chelsea to access the bulk of the trails network. However, there are nice trails going through the campground, one of which leads to Lusk Caves, that you can explore.
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33 Scott Road
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1R6
Canada

Come and visit Gatineau Park, a natural oasis covering 361 km2 of hills and forest. Its rich biodiversity and proximity to downtown make it a real paradise for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, canoeing, and cross-country skiing. Must-sees include the Mackenzie King Estate, Champlain Lookout, Pink Lake and Lusk Cave. Extend your visit by camping or staying in a cabin, available year round. Gatineau Park is managed and protected by the National Capital Commission.