An Autumn Weekend...

Autumn is magical in the Outaouais. Not only do other regions pale in comparison to our colours but there something in the air (warmer than the rest of Québec, by the way) that just exudes our local specificities. A trek in Gatineau Park will convince you, especially if you hike all the way to the lookout on Wolf Trail. You'll think you're hallucinating colours! We strongly recommend that you take not one but two days to truly appreciate this unique spectacle.

days in full colours

Points of interest

300 Dunlop Rd.
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, the aerial park and ziplines are the best of the best in treetop adventure!

5 km
Come down from the treetops to find happiness in the meadows, which, by the way, is the Chelsea Pub’s slogan!
238 Old Chelsea Rd.
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1J3

Part of the Old Chelsea Square, Chelsea Pub is a restaurant located in the Outaouais Chelsea sector near the Gatineau Park and ski stations. We offer a gastropub type of cuisine with a great selection of homemade craft beers. Chelsea Pub, Biscotti & Cie, la Maison Bleue and the Lofts du Village are part of the same family and offer the best you can find in the Outaouais.

0.5 km
Your tummy got its fix of savoury goodness, now it’s your soul’s turn to fill up on the beautiful fall colours. The Gatineau Park Visitor Centre will show you the way.
Gatineau Park
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1R7

Admire the magnificent fall colours in Gatineau Park during the NCC Fall Rhapsody. Although there are several “must-see” spots, such as the lookouts and the parkways, the Park also has many hidden gems that are worth the extra mile, including Philippe Lake, Meech Creek Valley and Luskville Falls. Special activities on weekends. Gatineau Park is managed and protected by the National Capital Commission.

16 km
You might want to take a savoury souvenir from your stay back home. The next day, go pick your own pumpkin, squashes, apples and strawberries. They’re all available until the end of October.
398 Eardley Rd.
Gatineau (Québec) J9J 2Y9

This agritourism farm grows fruits and vegetables, including strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, sweet corn, pumpkins, and squash. Experience the pleasures of picking your own fruit. Potager Eardley also makes artisanal ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and frozen yogurt.

12 km
End your stay in the Outaouais on a country note at Casino Lac-Leamy! Ride the mechanical bull, try line dancing and don’t hesitate to let a loud “Yeeee-haaaaaw!” out!
1 Casino Blvd.
Gatineau (Québec) J8Y 6W3

Closure of the Casino du Lac-Leamy. Following the guidelines of Direction de Santé publique du Québec, the Casino du Lac-Leamy close their doors for safety reasons. This is a government decision that will remain in place until further notice. 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.