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. The next day, put your skates in a fairy place.

days of winter happiness

Points of interest

33 Scott Rd.
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1R6

Come and visit Gatineau Park, a natural oasis covering 361 km2 of hills and forest. Its rich biodiversity and proximity to downtown make it a real paradise for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, canoeing, and cross-country skiing. Must-sees include the Mackenzie King Estate, Champlain Lookout and Philippe Lake. Extend your visit by camping or staying in a cabin, available year round. Gatineau Park is managed and protected by the National Capital Commission.

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Now you're probably thristy and hungry. Right across Scott Road from the Visitors' Centre is Biscotti et cie. It's the perfect place to warm up with a hot soup, a good sandwich, a good cup of specialized coffee, or decadent desserts.
6 Scott Rd.
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1R5

Biscotti & cie offers take-out or table service in the garden, where parents, children and friends can enjoy little treats, coffee and delicious sandwiches. Choose from a diversified and modern selection of home-style food.

1 km
With this morning's exercise, you need an afternoon of relaxation. Take picturesque Old Chelsea Road and head to Nordik Spa-Nature to enjoy the benefits of the baths and saunas. Care for a little massage to top thatt off? Be sure to reserve ahead of time if you do!
16 Nordik Rd.
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 2P7

Located at the entrance of Gatineau Park, only 10 minutes from downtown Gatineau—Ottawa, Nordik Spa-Nature is a relaxation haven. Discover the benefits of thermotherapy and enhance your experience with a massage, a body treatment, the Källa treatment—one of only two salt-water floating pools in America—or Banyä, a treatment inspired by Russian traditions. Nordik Spa-Nature is the largest spa in North America, with 10 outdoor baths, 9 saunas, indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, a restaurant, a lounge and a Biërgarden with patios.

20.8 km
Your evening will be perfect. A gourmet dinner, a luxurious room, sheltered by the thick stone walls of the mill. As romantic as it gets!
60 Mill Rd.
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 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.

27 km
A 3 km path in the middle of the forest. Beautiful AND Romantic!
9 Beausoleil Sr
Lac-des-Loups (Québec) J0X 3K0

Skaters of all ages are invited to discover 3 km of ice trails through a forest, within 45 minutes of Gatineau–Ottawa. There’s a heated building on site where you can lace up your skates, and rest areas along the trail where you can sit back and enjoy the scenery, birds and squirrels. A charming new spot to discover with family and friends! Free for children 5 and under.