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, basketball, baseball and volleyball, and swimming for all ages. The park also has a snack bar, change rooms and showers, and a children’s playground.
Chelsea (Québec) J9B 1R6
Come and visit Gatineau Park, a natural oasis covering 361 km2 of hills and forest. Its rich biodiversity and proximity to downtown make it a real paradise for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, canoeing, and cross-country skiing. Must-sees include the Mackenzie King Estate, Champlain Lookout, Pink Lake and Lusk Cave. Extend your visit by camping or staying in a cabin, available year round. Gatineau Park is managed and protected by the National Capital Commission.
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 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, homemade cookies and other tasty treats! Saturday-morning tea tastings and demonstrations available (reservations required).
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 2M2
Les Brasseurs du Temps, the first microbrewery in the Outaouais region, is a tourist, cultural and social destination that sets the heartbeat of the city. The gourmet menu is packed with tasty options. Complement your meal with one of the 17 beers available at all times. The BDT, the pub you’ve always dreamed of!
Gatineau (Québec) J8X 2L7
World-renowned sommelier Véronique Rivest invites you to her wine bar in Old Hull. SOIF is a true wine bar, offering authentic wines and small plates in a laid-back atmosphere. A new wine list to discover and explore every week.