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 Casino’s exciting atmosphere, 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. 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 makes artisanal ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and frozen yogurt.
Mansfield-et-Pontefract (Québec) J0X 1R0
The Marchand covered bridge, the longest covered bridge still in use in Quebec, was built in 1898 by Augustus Brown of Beachburg. The 153-metre structure replaced two older bridges spanning the Coulonge River and linking the lumber camp on one shore to the village of Fort Coulonge on the other. Built entirely of pine and held up by six wooden pillars, the one-way bridge was covered so that it wouldn’t rot. Currently undergoing restoration, 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 the Outaouais. On site you’ll find maps of Quebec, 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 of various tourist pamphlets (regional, local, cultural, etc.). Emergency numbers are also posted at the station. Access to a payphone and a power source. Accessible to persons with limited mobility.
Gatineau (Québec) J9H 3M2
A unique main street in the heart of a heritage district: Principale Street. Come admire its stately homes and discover its many treasures: fine chocolatiers, a bakery, gourmet restaurants, gourmet food shops, sausage makers, art and craft galleries, the widest selection of beer in Quebec, magnificent patios and cafés, a tea house, and breathtaking sunsets over the Ottawa River. APICA (the Association des professionnels, commerçants et industriels of Aylmer) presents free events throughout the year.