Skis, a spa, and a savoury meal
If you and your loved one love to 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 and you can even get expert advice on treks, if you want to explore the Park some more. You will be a few steps away from the many fine restaurants found in the area as well as the biggest spa in North America to relax afterwards. The Outaouais is romantic, even in the wintertime!
That's the best thing about small villages: everything is nearby! The Park's Visitors' Centre is just across Scott Road from Biscotti et cie and from there, only a few minutes away from the Nordik Spa-Nature and a succulent meal at L'Orée du bois. Enjoy the many neighbouring shops that give Chelsea its unique charm, perfect for a romantic day with the apple of your eyes.
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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. Come relax and enjoy the benefits of thermotherapy in our world-class facilities inspired by some of the best Scandinavian traditions: 9 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!
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1R7
Only 15 minutes away from the city and near the entrance to Gatineau Park, come and discover flavourful French and local cuisine in a rustic, romantic decor.