Walk a little, feast a lot
Your stomach is rumbling and your taste buds request special treatment. Lucky for them we have so many fine eateries and so many walking itineraries to make room for it all!
Start by spending a few calories at Parc Moussette, right by the Ottawa River. You'll be within walking distance from Edgar, a little (and we mean little!) gem of a restaurant. Don't let the line of people discourage you. It's because their brunches, sandwiches and take-out plates are to die for! We then recommend a little stroll by Pink Lake before heading back dowtown. There, you will discover two very different yet equally tastu beverages: tea and beer. Don't worry, you can bring back some of the liquid goodness home! Hungry again? Soif - bar à vin, operated by the world's top female sommelier Véronique Rivest, is just a few steps away and waiting for you.
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Gatineau (Québec) J9H 7K9
Numerous outdoor activities are available: cycling and in-line skating on the recreational path, tennis, basket-ball, baseball and volley-ball as well as swimming for all ages. You will also find a snack bar, a dressing room and showers, as well as a special park for kids.
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1R6
Visit Gatineau Park, with over 361 km2 of hills and forest only 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa–Gatineau. Enjoy a picnic at Champlain Lookout, which overlooks the Ottawa Valley, or step back in time at the Mackenzie King Estate. The Estate features architectural ruins, romantic gardens, newly renovated cottages, interactive exhibits and the Mackenzie King Tearoom. Whether you come by bicycle or by car, the Park’s network of parkways offers a scenic view of the region.
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 2W7
CHA YI Tea House specializes in fine loose and artisan (blooming) teas from China, Taiwan, Japan and India. The boutique carries 150 loose leaf teas, a dozen house-blended tisanes made from local organic plants, and a wide selection of tea ware and accessories. Take a break in our tea room and enjoy your favourite blend (prepared in a pot or in traditional style) and a selection of scones, home-made cookies and other tasty treats! Ask about our Saturday-morning tea tastings and demonstrations (reservations required).
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 2M2
Les Brasseurs du Temps, the first microbrewery in the Outaouais region, is the cultural destination that makes it the heartbeat of the city. Their gourmet table, full of tasty products will find its pairing amongs one of the 17 beers offered at all times. The BDT is also an atmosphere you have always dreamed of!