Head for the hills
"There's something very satisfying about a visit to the Collines-de-l'Outaouais. Gorgeous scenery, well-maintained historic sites, excellent food … you can really sense the enthusiasm and pride of the local residents. And it's just 15 minutes from Gatineau!
For this getaway, we've lined up a full and active day. Pack a picnic lunch and head for Camp Fortune, where you can get in touch with your inner primate! Go wild as you leap from an 8.5-metre, 10-metre or 12-metre tower onto a giant airbag. Back on terra firma, break for lunch, then stroll through the beautiful and peaceful grounds of the Mackenzie King Estate. At the end of the day, join the friendly crowd on the outdoor patio at the Chelsea Pub. "
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Camp Fortune is the ideal outdoor recreational centre, right in the heart of Gatineau Park, only 15 minutes from downtown. In winter, Camp Fortune features some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the region. An artificial-snow system ensures a great experience for skiers and snowboarders of all levels of expertise. The rest of the year, the aerial park and ziplines are the best of the best in treetop adventure!
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A precious Canadian legacy in Gatineau Park. This 231-hectare country estate once belonged to Canada’s 10th prime minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King. After spending almost 50 years (1903–1950) beautifying and expanding his property, King bequeathed his beloved estate to all Canadians. Go back in time with a visit to the faithfully restored cottages (which are now museums), historic ruins, lush gardens, and the popular Mackenzie King Tearoom. The Estate in Bloom: August 3 to 5, 2019. Labour Day at the Estate: August 31 to September 2, 2019. Gatineau Park is managed and protected by the National Capital Commission.