The Downtown Gatineau Culture Trail
The red line of the Culture Trail runs along streets in the downtown core, inviting you to discover the attractions along its route. Ranging from the impressive to the improbable, together they animate a vibrant, dynamic and welcoming district. The tour showcases unique artistic and cultural experiences that reflect a pride and local colour found nowhere else. Along the way, take time to stop and admire the 30-odd works of urban and mural art that punctuate the trail. About 3 kilometres long, the trail winds through Old Hull, highlighting the neighbourhood’s public art and culture.
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Points of interest
Gatineau (Québec) K1A 0M8
Breathtaking setting. Majestic architecture. Fascinating exhibitions. Welcome to Canada’s national museum of history, exploring this country’s rich cultural heritage, including the outstanding achievements of First Peoples. Visit the Canadian History Hall, the new signature exhibition. Through authentic artifacts and fascinating stories, visitors come face to face with the events, movements and personalities that have shaped this country. Tour our many special exhibitions, be a kid again at the Children’s Museum and live the ultimate cinema experience at the CINE+.
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 4C8
Established in 1980, Galerie Montcalm presents six exhibitions per year showcasing the work of local, Canadian and international artists working in various visual arts disciplines. Recognized as a museum institution, Galerie Montcalm also presents educational displays of objects and artifacts related to art.
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 2H3
Built in 1886, this former water tower on a beautiful site is now home to the Théâtre de l’Île. The first municipal theatre in Quebec, it offers an appealing blend of community and professional theatre ranging from the classics to contemporary plays.
Inspired by Boston’s legendary Freedom Trail and marked by a painted red line, the 3-km Culture Trail invites pedestrians to discover or rediscover downtown Gatineau. This urban walking tour links urban art, points of interest, exhibition spaces, entertainment venues and some great restaurants. This summer, follow the red line!