Are you visiting Gatineau this summer and don’t want to miss a thing? This route is the best way to cover all the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Start at the Canadian Museum of History, and be among the first to visit the new Canadian History Hall. Next, follow the Cultural Trail to the heart of downtown Gatineau: hidden behind those office towers you’ll find a lively and colourful neighbourhood with lots of great cafés and restaurants! After a fine meal, walk to Jacques-Cartier Park to admire the the Mosaïcultures with their amazing horticultural sculptures.
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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 +.
Inspired by Boston's legendary “Freedom Trail” the Culture Trail takes pedestrians through downtown Gatineau. This winding path extends over a few kilometres, linking a number of activities offered this winter in Gatineau with several points of interest. Whether you just want to enjoy our winter wonderland, cultural life or some great food, the Culture Trail is the way to go!
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Downtown Gatineau is the place to be for entertaining activities, cultural events, and celebrations of all kinds! Laval Street, which is closed to vehicular traffic from May to November, provides a safe and enjoyable route for pedestrians and cyclists. Discover the Laval-Aubry-Kent and Brewery Creek tourism sectors, with their local microbreweries, great restaurants featuring everything from bistro to epicurean fare, and lively urban buzz. Don’t forget to check out the unique shops and businesses along Eddy Street!