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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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33 Scott Road
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1R6
Canada

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.

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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.
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6 Scott Road
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1R5
Canada

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.

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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!
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16 Nordik Road
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 2P7
Canada

Located at the entrance of Gatineau Park, only 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa-Gatineau, Nordik Spa-Nature is a relaxation haven. Focusing on treatments and rituals inspired by Scandinavian countries, Nordik Spa-Nature offers a truly reviving experience surrounded by nature. 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 the Russian tradition. Nordik Spa-Nature is the largest spa in North America: 10 outdoor baths, 9 saunas, indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, a restaurant, lounge and Biërgarden with terraces.

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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!
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60 Mill Road
La Pêche (Québec) J0X 3G0
Canada

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.