Snowmobiling in the Vallée-de-la-Gatineau and Pontiac
Snowmobilers, the north and west of the Outaouais are calling! In the Vallée-de-la-Gatineau and Pontiac territories, you'll find kilometers and kilometers of snow-covered trails running through lakes, hills, moutains, and forests, not to mention the majestic Gatineau and Ottawa rivers. Following the tracks of the raftmen and lumberjacks who've explored the territory for nearly two centuries before hitting the rolling farmland in the south of the Pontiac, this 760 km loop will show you the immensity of the Outaouais' territory. In this land, history and nature are one and the same.
From Maniwaki, you will discover the Vallée-de-la-Gatineau until you reach the gigantic Réserve faunique La Vérendrye (wildlife reserve). You will go through a land of lakes and hills and you will instanly understand why this part of the region is home to most of its outfitters and why vacationers come back here, year after year.
Points of interest
Maniwaki (Québec) J9E 2B5
Conveniently located in the heart of Maniwaki, the Auberge du Draveur offers a relaxing atmosphere where guests can enjoy the fitness room and spa facilities (spas, saunas and pool). Whether you are looking for rest and relaxation or for a home away from home, enjoy the area's multiple outdoor activities. They offer a variety of packages (relaxation, fitness and fun, etc.) to meet your individual needs. Should you be traveling on business or planning your next gathering, the conference rooms are at your disposal.
Montcerf-Lytton (Québec) J0W 1N0
The immensity of its territory and the multitude of lakes and rivers found in La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve make this destination a favourite spot for fishers and canoe-camping enthusiasts. The 916 campsites allow visitors to discover fishing while taking advantage of inexpensive accommodations. For those who prefer cabin stays, La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve has 39 well-equipped cabins located on the edge of a lake and Dozois Reservoir. There is something to please everyone!
Rapides-des-Joachims (Québec) J0X 3M0
The tourist information station in the municipality of Rapides-des-Joachims welcomes visitors to the RCM of Pontiac, in Outaouais. On site you'll find maps of Québec, the Outaouais region, the RCM of Pontiac and the municipality (including information on where to find local services, businesses, accommodations, restaurants and main attractions), as well as a display containing a variety of tourist pamphlets (regional, local, cultural, etc.). Emergency numbers are also posted at the station. Access to a payphone and public restrooms. Accessible to the mobility impaired.
Shawville (Québec) J0X 2Y0
The Village Inn offers "country style hospitality at its best". 14 comfortable rooms for business travelers or family trips. Close to golf courses, PPJ bike trail (we rent bikes), stores (our village is noted for its many Victorian brick homes), hospital, and historical sites.
Shawville (Québec) J0X 2Y0
Situated beside the National Bank, Cafe 349 is the place to stop and eat! The Cafe was featured this year in the Ottawa Citizen’s « 5 Worth the Drive » article. We proudly use local ingredients and offer wholesome foods and decadent homemade desserts. Visit us at 349 Main St. or at www.cafe349.com. Reservations are recommended but not always necessary. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSXmTnkOJSk