Westbound on a dogsled

A huge playground, playful dogs in snowy trails, and a rich built heritage. That's what you'll find in the Pontiac this winter! Even the landscpaes you'll see on the way there will amaze you with its immensity and serenity. After a good hearty meal to give you strength for an afternoon outside in the cold, you'll spend the afternoon dogsledding (and potentially a lot more than that, as you'll see!) in this huge wooded territory before ending you day in a bustling ancestral manor.

day of adventure

Points of interest

152 Principale St.
Gatineau (Québec) J9H 3M8

Opened in 1998 in the heart of Old Aylmer, this family-owned business is a veritable temple to the pleasures of beer! Bistro L’Autre Œil stocks over 350 different brewed beverages, making it the beer reference in Quebec. Discover this unique and welcoming establishment and let the qualified staff take you on a trip around the world, one sip at a time! In the summer, enjoy the outdoor patio. Bistro food menu also available.

108 km
On your right along road 148 is Eardley Escarpment, the natural border between the Canadian Shield and the St. Lawrence Lowlands. To get to Otter Lake, you can take either Road 303 North in Shawville or Road 301 North in Campbell's Bay.
1378 Rt. 301
Otter Lake (Québec) J0X 2P0

Travel along magnificent lakeside and woodland trails in the scenic Pontiac. Escapade Eskimo offers visitors a memorable dogsledding experience. Why not round off the activity with a relaxing soak in the indoor hot tub? Several packages available.

53 km
On you way to Fort-Coulonge, stop at Halte municiaple de Litchfield, the road stop just at the exit of Campbell's Bay. The view on the Ottawa Valley is breathtaking! Once in Fort-Coulonge, a little walk to Félix-Gabriel-Marchand Bridge through (manor alley) is a must. It's the only covered bridge in Québec built in the 19th century north of the St.Lawrence!
300 Principale St.
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. 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.

3 km
Once at Auberge Spruceholme Inn, you can enjoy a great meal at Bryson's Bistro du Bûcheron. If you have the chance, have a chat with Mrs. Jane Toller, the owner of the place. She is original owner Geoprge Bryson's great-granddaughter.
204 Principale St.
Fort-Coulonge (Québec) J0X 1V0

Nowhere is traditional elegance better expressed than in this Heritage Home, one of the most important historic landmarks in the area. Spruceholme was built in 1875 by George Bryson Jr. and his bride Helen Craig. The estate is located and only minutes from golfing, skiing, cycling, whitewater rafting and snowmobiling trails as well as across the street from skating and fishing on the Ottawa River. Bryson's Bistro du bûcheron on site is opened every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night and for brunch on Sunday.