Cycling in Gatineau
Gatineau is well known as a bike-friendly city. With 600 kilometres of recreational pathways in Canada's National Capital Region, cycling is a great way to discover the area and its many attractions. This suggested route is for two adults. Park your car at the Canadian Museum of History. After visiting the museum, wheel your bikes aboard Au feel de l'eau's Aqua-Taxi water shuttle across the Ottawa River. Once on the Ontario side, you can choose from several pathways. Explore the locks along the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ottawa River pathway takes you to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, where you can view Canada's capital from a whole new angle with a Héli-Tremblant helicopter ride! Back on land, round out your day with a visit to the Casino du Lac-Leamy. Good luck!
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Gatineau (Québec) K1A 0M8
Breathtaking setting. Majestic architecture. Fascinating exhibitions. Welcome to Canada’s national museum of history, exploring this country’s rich cultural heritage, including the outstanding achievements of First Peoples. Visit the Canadian History Hall, our new signature exhibition, where evidence of the past tells a tale as vast and varied as the land itself. Through authentic artifacts and fascinating stories, visitors come face to face with the events, movements and personalities that have shaped this country. Tour our many special exhibitions, be a kid again at the Children’s Museum and live the ultimate cinema experience at the CINE +.
Gatineau (Québec) K1A0M8
The 100% electric Aqua-Taxi provides a shuttle service between the Ottawa docks (next to locks behind the Château Laurier), the dock at the Canadian Museum of History and Richmond landing near the Canadian War Museum.. The Aqua-Taxi also offers a discovery route, "On the Path of Samuel de Champlain." It is an original and very different way of travelling between Ottawa or the Canadian Museum of History and the Casino du Lac-Leamy. On the way you will have multiple opportunities to take memorable photographs as you cruise the Ottawa River on a comfortable and quiet boat. The captain will be happy to point out and famous landmarks along the way, such as the residence of the Prime Minister, Rideau Falls and many more.. Universal accessibility and space for bicycles.
Explore the Ottawa–Gatineau area on the Capital’s 600-kilometre multi-use pathway network. By bike, in-line skate or on foot, you can pick your own route or take one of our suggested routes, and discover the region. Downtown routes are easier for all ages and abilities. Gatineau Park cycling routes are more difficult due to the hilly terrain.
Ottawa (Ontario) K1K2X5
Héli-Tremblant offers a range of personalized helicopter services, including charters, aerial photography and excursions. In summer they offer helicopter tours over Ottawa and Gatineau. Departures from the Canada Aviation and Space Museum at Ottawa–Rockcliffe Airport. Tour from $99 / pers. (min. 2) .
Gatineau (Québec) J8Y 6W3
An oasis of entertainment just five minutes from Parliament Hill, the Casino du Lac-Leamy features a wide selection of slot machines and gaming tables, including Texas Hold’em poker, as well as a multigame space with live hosts. Enjoy the exciting atmosphere of the Casino, and unwind at the five-star Hilton Lac-Leamy hotel. Discover a variety of bars and restaurants and a nightclub, and spend an entertaining evening at the Théâtre du Casino. The Casino is your destination for an unforgettable getaway! 18+