Sweet tooth and snowy slopes

-OK, kids! We're here!
-What, already???
Yup! The Outaouais' main advantage is that everything is near. Where else can you leave the city and be on the slopes in less than half an hour? With four ski resorts in a 30 minute radius from Gatineau and a fifth one less than an hour away, you'll be able to teach your younger ones your favorite winter activity while your teens (or yourself) explore the woods or zoom down a black diamond slope. Considering that there's plenty more to do for the whole tribe in the vicinity, the Outaouais is the obvious choice for an unforgettable family getaway.
Start with breakfast that will satisfy even your ever-hungry teenager at La Station and hit the road for Edelweiss. Whether you into skiing or snowboarding, everyone will be happy with the resort's two snow parks and 18 slopes. When everyone's exhausted, treat the bunch at The Wakefield Confectionery with their different fudges and sweets (you'll want to make reserves for later) and end the day with a juicy Chelsea Burger at the Chelsea Pub. Sweet dreams are guaranteed for everyone!

day on slopes

Points of interest

611 St-Joseph Blvd.
Gatineau (Québec) J8Y 4A6

From Montreal-style smoked meat (our house specialty) to pizza baked in a wood-fired oven and daily lunch specials, we offer a full menu to satisfy every taste! Just a few steps from the Casino, enjoy a relaxing summer meal on one of our two outdoor patios.

27.5 km
After a nice meal, take Road 105 to the Alonzo-Wright bridge and turn on the 307 until you reach Edelweiss. On your left you will see Rapides-Farmer Generating Station that you can visit free of charge between mid-May and the end of August. You'll have to come back in the summer!
538 Edelweiss Road
Wakefield (Québec) J0X 3G0

If you haven't been to Edelweiss in a while or if you've never been, you’ll be amazed. Edelweiss has undergone a complete transformation and now features state-of-the-art facilities. This multi-activity resort will please both performance fanatics and families, who will find the comfort and amenities they are looking for. Edelweiss is also the largest tube-sliding site in the Outaouais region. With an exceptional quality-price ratio to boot, no wonder it’s the top resort in the Outaouais!

7.6 km
Destination Wakefield! After you've turned on Riverside Road, look to the left and you will see the Gendron Covered Bridge, which was rebuilt by the residents after the original one burned down. You,re almost at the Confectionery!
817 Riverside Road
Wakefield (Québec) JOX 3GO

Since 2003, La Confiserie has been making a variety of gourmet products: preserves, chocolate, fudge, maple products, sponge toffee and more. You can browse in a warm and welcoming setting and maybe even feel like you are strolling down memory lane in the nostalgic candy section. Who knows? You might find something to treat your loved ones with! The folks at La Confiserie will be happy to discuss any special occasion gifts with you, (weddings, anniversaries, corporate gifts, etc.)

20 km
From Wakefield, take Highway 5 south to Scott Road. On the way to the pub, you will pass gatineau Park's Visitors' Centre which has an interactive exhibition to discover the local wildlife. The Pub's parking lot will be on your left, just before Biscotti et cie.
238 Old Chelsea Road
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1J3

Drop by this institution in the charming village of Old Chelsea and enjoy a bistro-style meal in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and discover our wide range of artisan beers and tapas!