The Pontiac on a motorcycle
Visiting the Pontiac is like visiting a far-away land without having to go very far. Breathtaking landscapes are the undisputed rulers of this immense territory punctuated by small towns where architecture and culture bear witness to the local population's diverse origins. Crossing rolling farmland and forests, the roads here are perfect for a motorcycle trip that is guaranteed to amaze you every time.
The many towns of the Pontiac overflow with natural and cultural attractions that will make your ride most enjoyable. You will cross the PPJ Cyclopark, a former railroad that was converted into a 92 km bike trail with incredible views on the Ottawa River and many artists' workshops at the four corners of the sector.
Points of interest
Gatineau (Québec) J8Y 6W3
An oasis of entertainment just five minutes from Parliament Hill, the Casino du Lac-Leamy features a wide selection of slot machines and gaming tables, including Texas Hold’em poker, as well as a multigame space with live hosts. Enjoy the exciting atmosphere of the Casino, and unwind at the five-star Hilton Lac-Leamy hotel. Discover a variety of bars and restaurants and a nightclub, and spend an entertaining evening at the Théâtre du Casino. The Casino is your destination for an unforgettable getaway! 18+
Gatineau (Québec) J9J 2Y9
This agritourism farm grows fruits and vegetables, including strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, sweet corn, pumpkins, and squash. Experience the pleasures of picking your own fruit. Potager Eardley also produces artisanal ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and frozen yogurt.
Mansfield-et-Pontefract (Québec) J0X 1R0
The Marchand Covered Bridge, the longest covered bridge in Quebec, was built in 1898 by Augustus Brown of Beachburg. It replaced two older bridges spanning the Coulonge River and linking the lumberjacks' camp to the village of Fort Coulonge. Built entirely of pine and held up by six wooden pillars, this "one-way" bridge was covered so that it wouldn't rot. Currently undergoing renovations, the bridge adds charm to the picturesque Coulonge River.
L'Isle-aux-Allumettes (Québec) J0X 1M0
The tourist information station in the municipality of L'Isle-aux-Allumettes 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 a power source. Accessible to the mobility impaired.
Gatineau (Québec) J9H 3M2
A lively street with specialized boutiques in this historic area: the Principale street. Come admire its ancestral homes and discover its treasures: fine chocolatiers, a bakery, gourmet restaurants, fine grocers and sausage makers, art and craft galleries, the widest selection of beer in Quebec, magnificent terraces and cafés, a tea house, and breathtaking sunsets over the Ottawa River. APICA, the Association des professionnels, commerçants et industriels of Aylmer, offers free events throughout the year. Do not miss the Sugar Shack in Old Aylmer (Le Vieux-Aylmer se sucre le bec) on March 23 and 24 as well as the Festival du Vieux-Aylmer from August 16 to 18, 2019.