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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Chelsea (Québec) J9B 2N3
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, our aerial park and ziplines is the best of the best in terms of adventure activities in the trees.
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1R5
Immerse yourself in the pastoral atmosphere of the last century by visiting this estate covering 230 hectares and located in Gatineau Park. For almost 50 years, it was the summer home of William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada's 10th prime minister. Visitors can stroll along paths, visit the restored cottages, amble through the gardens and admire the ruins or stop for lunch at the Moorside Tearoom. Interpretation guides, audiovisual presentations and interpretation panels present a picture of Canada at that time.