A countryside tour of the Petite Nation

The countryside tour offers peace and quiet in a magnificent natural setting. By bike, on foot, or by car, escape to the country and admire the vastness and beauty of the landscape. National park, spectacular scenery and relaxing rest stops await you!

days in the great outdoors

Points of interest

32 Base de Plein Air Rd.
Denholm (Québec) J8N 9P6

Air-Eau-Bois is a unique outdoor centre an hour north of Gatineau–Ottawa. Its many programs and services include more than 15 km of hiking, snowshoeing and back-country ski trails; accommodation and catering service by reservation; and outdoor equipment rental (canoes, kayaks, snowshoes, cross-country skis, Hok skis and camping equipment).

37 km
Did you know that the Réserve faunique de Papineau-Labelle is the southernmost wildlife reserve in Quebec?
Réserve faunique de Papineau-Labelle

The Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve offers an exceptional setting for cross-country skiing, with more than 100 km of marked beginner and intermediate trails. Spend the night in a trailside shelter (reservations required). In summer, enjoy the fine sand beaches and calm lakes where you can set out in your canoe, kayak or pedal boat. The lakeside log cabins are quite remote—some are even on their own island. Peace and quiet guaranteed!

60 km
Visit one of Quebec’s most ancient forests, where you’ll find trees more than 400 years old! The Forêt-la-Blanche Ecological Reserve is home to one of the last old-growth forests in eastern North America.
300 Saddler Rd.
Mayo (Québec) J8L 4L8

Discover one of the last old-growth forests in eastern North America as you explore 15 km of trails, accessible on foot or snowshoes, that will open your eyes to the wonders of nature! The trails are open at all times, and the interpretation centre with snowshoe rental is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. When the interpretation centre is closed, you can deposit the park fee in the collection box at the trailhead.

79 km
A host of activities are available winter and summer: skating on the pond, hiking, kayaking or tubing, and much more!
67 St-André Sr
Saint-Sixte (Québec) J0X 3B0

One pavilion and three cottages in a recreational community centre with capacity to accommodate groups of 6, 15, 26 and 50 people respectively. Just 40 minutes away from Gatineau and 90 minutes away from Montreal, SAJO offers family and group activities in a natural setting. Located on a 250-acre landscaped and wooded property, you will have the opportunity to experience a variety of seasonal sports and recreational activities. We offer a 15% discount to school groups, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides and Cadets.