Good food, and skating

The great thing about the downtown areas in Gatineau and Ottawa is proximity, meaning you won't need your car much. You can easily walk from Ruisseau de la Brasserie Skating Rink to Bistro CoqLicorne (and discover good addresses on Eddy and Laval Streets) and you can even cross to Ottawa by foot, if you feel like it! There too, everything will be close and you'll be free to stroll around downtown, on foot or states!

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Points of interest

69 Montcalm Street
Gatineau (Québec)

This winter, discover or rediscover ruisseau de la Brasserie…on skates! Located right in the heart of downtown Gatineau, the Brewery Creek Skating Rink opens in January, weather permitting, with a variety of cultural and sports activities.

0.8 km
59 Laval Street
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 3H1

The simple but appealing menu features tapas, grilled dishes, sandwiches, soups and salads, all prepared with fresh quality products, often from the region. The bistro carries a selection of local microbrewery beers as well as wine and liquor.

5.6 km
Go and relax at the hotel! An interior salt water pool, a jaccuzi and a sauna are at your disposal.
1170 d'Aylmer Road
Gatineau (Québec) J9H 7L3

DoubleTree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa: an incomparable experience! Over 20,000 square feet of conference rooms, 125 rooms and luxury suites. The venue is located in the National Capital region, 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa. Our 18-hole golf course is ideal for all golfers as, the bistro, the day spa with a hair salon, a beautiful indoor pool and a Fitness center.

8.8 km
Head back to Ottawa and go to the Canadian Museum of Nature. Did you know that the Victoria building housing it once served as Parliament when the real one burned down in 1916? When you go from one floor to the other, take the stairs in the Queens' Lantern, all made of glass. The view is worth it!
240 McLeod Street
Ottawa (Ontario) K2P 2R1

Canada is all about nature. The beautiful vistas and wildlife you expect to see, you will see at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Just minutes from Parliament Hill, the Museum features world-class galleries representing Canada’s diverse nature. See iconic Canadian mammals shown in their natural habitats, Canada’s original collection of dinosaur fossils, an enormous blue whale skeleton and much more. 3D movies, special exhibitions and guided tours are also available.

1 km
From here, you're within walking distance from the Rideau Canal, where you can rent skates if you need to. Don't worry, there are many rest areas along the Canal where you can enjoy a legendary Beavertail!

Ottawa (Ontario)

Come skate on the world’s largest naturally frozen skating rink, winding through the Nation’s Capital. The interactive map provides information on ice conditions, parking, Skateway entrances and heated change rooms. Snap your favourite #CanalMoment at the giant photo frame — or anywhere along the Skateway’s 7.8 kilometres. It’s all here. Just pick a date to skate in Canada’s Capital.