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 Road
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.

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 Road
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1J3

Drop by this institution in the charming village of Old Chelsea and enjoy a bistro-style meal in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and discover our wide range of artisan beers and tapas!

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, while exploring a different area of Gatineau Park, during 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 checking out — such as Philippe Lake, Cross Loop Road and Luskville Falls. Special family programming on weekends at various locations.

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 Road
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 produces 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 Du Casino Blvd.
Gatineau (Québec) J8Y 6W3

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. Enjoy the exciting atmosphere of the Casino, and unwind at the five-star Hilton Lac-Leamy hotel. Discover a variety of bars and restaurants and a nightclub, and spend an entertaining evening at the Théâtre du Casino. The Casino is your destination for an unforgettable getaway! 18+