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

Located on a series of islands in the Ottawa River, the Parc national de Plaisance is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, particularly birdwatchers: over 230 species can be observed all year. Witness the stunning sight of birds and ducks migrating, and turtles laying their eggs. Discover the park by hiking or biking the 26-km trail network, canoeing or kayaking through its lush environment, or participating in an interpretive activity. Rent a farmhouse, a traditional ready-to-camp tent or one of 120 campsites and extend your back-to-nature experience!

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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.
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500 Notre-Dame Street
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0
Canada

In order to carry out major restoration work on its historic buildings, the Manoir Papineau National Historic Site will be closed to the public in 2019. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to welcoming you to the grand reopening in 2020!

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You start to get hungry? Just cross the street to enjoy a snack like no other that’s sure to surprise you.
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497 Notre-Dame Street
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0
Canada

A gourmet snack bar with a focus on local and regional products. Homemade fries, creative classic burgers and vegi-burgers, upscale poutines, and hot dogs (classic or made with artisanal sausage) served with homemade condiments. The dairy bar serves a raviety of frozen desserts. Under new management since summer 2018.

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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.
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1000 Kenauk Road
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0
Canada

Summer activities are as follows: Fly fishing school, mountain bike, stand up paddle board, climbing wall, canoe, kayak, rabaska, beachQ at Whitefish Lake, clay shooting, walking trails. There are also many winter activities: dog sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice climbing and ice fishing.