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The Outaouais is best enjoyed in nature. With close to 33,000 km2 to explore, you won't run out of space to enjoy it! Spend a morning going through marshes and forests in a national park that is known as birdwatching heaven. You might even catch a glimpse of a turtle calmly crossing the road. After, walk through a large historic garden before watching bears in their natural environment or going shooting in a huge 265 km2 reserve. You can even spend the night there in a cottage by your own private lake. Inviting isn't it?

Parc national de Plaisance boasts a rich and diversified ecosystem where wildlife spotting is easy. Bike trails run through it and a boardwalk zigzags through a majestic marsh. In Montebello, discover the enchanting beauty of Manoir-Papineau and make sure to stop at Délice Champêtre, the finest snack bar in the area. Then return to the woods to observe bears at Kenauk Nature. You will even want to spend the night!

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Points of interest

1001 Des Presqu'Îles Road
Plaisance (Québec) JOV 1SO

Located on a series of islands in Ottawa River, the Parc national de Plaisance is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts looking for exceptional natural settings. Here, birdwatching gets top billing. Over 230 species can be observed all year. The sight of migrating birds and ducks is stunning, and turtle egg-laying season is an event not to be missed. Discover the park by hiking or biking the trail network or by canoeing or kayaking through its lush environment. Rent a farmhouse, a Huttopia Tent or one of 120 campsites and prolong your nature experience!

16 km
After a good time, take a walk in the enchanting setting of Manoir-Papineau. Relax in the garden or learn more by taking part in guided tours.
500 Notre-Dame Street
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0

On this exceptionally beautiful site overlooking the Ottawa River stands the seigneurial manor built in 1850 by Louis-Joseph Papineau, politician and man of culture. Allow yourself to be charmed by the romanticism of the garden, the authentic decor of the time, and the elegance of the Manor's stately rooms. Stroll in the garden, make the guided tour or try the Young Xplorer discovery program.

0.1 km
You start to get hungry? Just cross the street to enjoy a snack like no other that’s sure to surprise you.
497 Notre-Dame Street
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1R0

A gourmet snack bar that emphasizes local products. Belgium fries, burgers of high quality, refined poutines and hot dogs with european sausages. Délice Champêtre also offers a variety of soft ice creams and gelato flavours prepared on site as well.

10 km
If you wish to stay in the area a little longer, Kenauk Nature Nature rents luxurious cottages, each on its own lake. It is perfect to truly appreciate the region and its amny attractions, such as Parc Oméga, in front of which you will have passed getting to Kenauk.
1000 Kenauk Road
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0

Summer activities are as follows: Fly fishing, canoe, kayak, rabaska, beach at Whitefish Lake, clay shooting, walking trails Winter activities are numerous: dog sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and clay shooting