What’s New
 
EXPLORA GEO-RALLYE
Have you always dreamed of taking off on a motorcycle trip? In Montebello, you can experience that thrilling adventure—aboard a 100% electric, whisper-quiet, eco-friendly GeoBike! Explora Geo-Rallye invites you to discover Mount Westcott and its secrets. Your mission: Armed with an iPad, find the clues and solve the riddles along the trail. In 90 minutes, you’ll explore a beautiful part of the area and learn a little about its history—and you could win a prize! It’s a win all around.
 
 
TIMBERLAND TOURS
Did you know? Dogsledding is not just a winter activity. In the Outaouais, you can go dogsledding even when there’s no snow! Speed through the forest on a cart or a dogsled pulled by a team of the fastest dogs on the planet. Spend a half day with the dogs as you learn the basics of mushing and how to harness and drive a team of sled dogs. Catch a glimpse of what racers and dogs from all over the world experience during the annual Bristol Dryland Canadian Championship Dog Race!
 
 
NORDIK SPA-NATURE
The largest Scandinavian spa in North America now offers even more relaxation options! Nordik’s new section includes the Biërgarden, which has to be THE most beautiful outdoor terrace in the region. In a casual lounge atmosphere, sit back and admire spectacular views of Gatineau–Ottawa as you sip a summer cocktail or an organic beer from the Canadian microbrewery Beau’s. A little slice of heaven! Right next to the Biërgarden is the Zëngarden, a peaceful haven located in the social area, slightly set back. This garden invites you to relax in a Zen-inspired mineral and minimalist décor: waterfall, plants, stones, and comfortable furniture. The Zëngarden was designed to extend the atmosphere of the Panorama section in an intimate setting ideal for socializing with friends.
 
 
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WAKEFIELD
On the shore of the Gatineau River lies the village of Wakefield, known for its relaxed, bohemian vibe. Visitors never fail to be enchanted by the elegance of its century-old houses with their charming original features. For a community of about 1,000 people, Wakefield offers a surprising number of cultural attractions: two bars featuring regular live entertainment, a theatre company, and several art galleries. Proportionally, the cultural offer per capita is greater than in New York or Paris! A stroll through the village reveals an enticing range of culinary delights, including an artisanal bakery, a confectionery, and several restaurants. Surrounded by hills and water, Wakefield is also a beautiful spot for outdoor activities. Cross-country and downhill skiing, snowshoeing, kayaking, swimming, golf, cycling, yoga and hiking are all readily accessible for your enjoyment.
 
 
CHELSEA
Nestled in the countryside at the entrance to Gatineau Park, less than 20 minutes from Ottawa, is the village of Chelsea, a municipality that dates back to the early 1800s. A favoured refuge for former city dwellers, it’s home to several charming, unique restaurants—including the Chelsea Pub, a local institution since 1875—and to Nordik Spa-Nature, the largest Scandinavian spa in North America, which welcomes all who seek peace of mind and body. Former prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King found solace at his summer home at Kingsmere, just outside the village in the heart of Gatineau Park. Visitors are invited to enjoy the tranquil beauty of his estate, which is now open to the public.
 
 
Bienvenue Québec
 
This year’s Bienvenue Québec trade show, a highlight of Quebec’s group tourism industry, was held in Gatineau.

From October 24 to 26, the Hilton Lac-Leamy has welcomed more than 500 buying and selling delegates with a lot to offer! The show is a choice opportunity for meetings, discussions, networking and training. In all, some 8,000 business meetings set up at the event have shone the spotlight on tourism in Quebec, eastern Canada and the northeastern United States.

Thanks to all the members who took part in this event!
Best Western Ontario/Quebec Coop
Le Buffet des Continents
Camp Fortune
Canadian Museum of History
Canadian Museum of Nature
Crowne Plaza Gatineau-Ottawa
DoubleTree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa
Escapade Eskimo
Four Points par Sheraton Gatineau-Ottawa
Haunted Walks of Ottawa Inc.
Kenauk Nature
Momentum Rafting
National Gallery of Canada
Nordik Spa-Nature
Ottawa Boat Cruise
Parc Omega Inc.
Parks Canada
Quality Inn and Suites – Gatineau
Ramada Plaza Hotel Manoir du Casino
Société des casinos du Québec