Skis, a spa, and a savoury meal
If you and your loved one enjoy winter as much as you enjoy living it to the max, you just have to go to Chelsea! About 15 minutes north of Gatineau, it's the perfect place for those seeking fresh air, good food, and relaxation. Chelsea being the main entrance to Gatineau Park, you will have access to many cross-country ski trails.
After your effort, reward yourself with some excellent roasted coffee or a local beer, and relax your muscles at the Scandinavian spa. Finish off your beautiful day a little further north, in the quaint village of Wakefield.
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Points of interest
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1R6
Visit Gatineau Park, with over 361 km2 of hills and forest only 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa–Gatineau. Enjoy a picnic at Champlain Lookout, which overlooks the Ottawa Valley, or step back in time at the Mackenzie King Estate. The Estate features architectural ruins, romantic gardens, newly renovated cottages, interactive exhibits and the Mackenzie King Tearoom. Whether you come by bicycle or by car, the Park’s network of parkways offers a scenic view of the region.
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1R5
Biscotti & cie, either for take-out or in our garden, where parents,children and friends can enjoy little treats, coffee and delicious sandwiches. We offer home-style food and restaurant service, with a diversified and modern menu.
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 2P7
Located at the entrance of Gatineau Park, only 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa, Nordik Spa-Nature is the largest spa in North America. Enjoy the benefits of thermotherapy in our world-class facilities inspired by some of the best Scandinavian traditions: 10 outdoor baths, 9 unique saunas, indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, restaurant and lounge with terraces. Treat yourself to a massage, a body treatment or our Källa treatment, one of the only two salt water floating pool in America! The Espace Banyä also steals the show! On the ground floor, discover the Russian sauna and the exfoliation room. Upstairs, take meditation or yoga break in our relaxation room. Let yourself be carried away by a joyful atmosphere rich with history thanks to Banyä Treatment, a ritual inspired by a Russian tradition offered in 4 steps.
La Pêche (Québec) J0X 3G0
Imagine a place so serene, yet so conveniently close to Canada's capital. First built in 1838, the Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa is now a charming, four-star country boutique hotel surrounded by the splendid Gatineau Park and the picturesque village of Wakefield. It offers 42 unique guest rooms, a dining room specializing in fine cuisine québécoise, The Heron Room Bistro restaurant, a full-treatment spa with outdoor massage tent, two outdoor hot tubs and swimming pool, five meeting/banquet rooms, as well as a cozy fireplace lounge.