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Urban exploration

There is so much to do in Gatineau and Ottawa that we came up with 4 circuits for you to enjoy. Urban beaches, museums, nice restaurants, boat rides, bike rides or even helicopter rides, your stay in the city will be special but never dull. Most attractions are accessible with the bus system. This circuit will take you aboard a very unique vehicle: an amphibus! It's a unique tour of the national capital on land AND water. Then, head to Centre de plein air du Lac-Beauchamp and enjoy an oasis of nature in the heart of the city. What to do there? Rent a canoe or kayak, take a walk in the many trails, or do absolutely nothing with both feet in the warm sand. You'll definitely need a chocolate-dipped ice cream cone after that!

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kiosk at the corner of Sparks and Elgin Streets
Ottawa (Ontario)
Canada

Lady Dive Tours specializes in bilingual guided tours of Ottawa on both land and water! Hop aboard the Amphibus or one of the double-decker buses and discover over 75 attractions in the National Capital, including museums, parks, embassies, Parliament Hill, the Prime Minister’s residence, Rideau Hall, the ByWard Market, and lots more. A unique historical and educational adventure awaits you!

14.7 km
To reach lac Beauchamp, follow Jacques-Cartier Street along the Ottawa River; the new bike path will prove an inviting option. Enjoy lunch at Rest'O'Bord Le Pirate (kids get free ice cream with a coupon you can get on our website or on the family activities map)!
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741 Maloney Blvd. East
Gatineau (Québec)
Canada

With an area of 213 hectares, Lac-Beauchamp Park offers recreational facilities accessible all year round, and 15 km of recreational trails. The main building houses an equipment rental service. It’s the perfect spot for family swimming, canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sliding and skating.

7.5 km
For history buffs and fans of built heritage, there is a sector to be discovered between Lac Beauchamp and Chocolats Favoris. From Maloney Blvd., take a left on main and then james-Murray towards Poplar. The Quartier-du-Moulin boasts a real New-England charm.
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455 De la Gappe Blvd.
Gatineau (Québec) J8T 0A2
Canada

Discover the magic of chocolate at Chocolats Favoris! Take a seat on the terrace and enjoy one of the many chocolate surprises, such as the famous ice cream topping that comes in 12 amazing flavours, also available for fondue. The chocolate shop and ice cream parlour are open all year round. Rooted in age-old traditions, Chocolats Favoris offers a unique atmosphere where liquid chocolate rules!