On the northern bank of the Ottawa River, across from the capital city of Ottawa you will find Gatineau, Quebec. Largely francophone, Gatineau is the largest city in a wider region known as the Outaouais, home to some impressive architectural gems, and proudly celebrates its storied past. Visit the Canadian Museum of History which could include Indigenous Heritage Experience, take a guided tour of the Mackenzie King Estate, explore Old Chelsea Village; a picturesque village with “old world charm” and Wakefield Village; one of the first villages to be established along the Gatineau River founded in 1830 by mostly Irish immigrants. Visit the Wakefield Covered Bridge, the first bridge built to connect the two shores of the Gatineau River and experience history at the Fairbairn House Heritage Centre. Halfway between the twin cities of Ottawa/Gatineau and Montréal you will find Montebello where you will enjoy a beer and cheese tasting and a stay at the famous Le Chateau Montebello, the largest log cabin in the world. Visit a page straight out of 19th century history that opens right before your eyes at Manoir Papineau National Historic site and explore the village of Montebello. Your outdoor experiences during this trip will take you on a one-of-a-kind experience as you venture into a water maze through a beaver habitat in the heart of the Outaouais at Eco-Odyssee Marsh; take a 12km safari tour to discover the wild animals of Canada in their natural environment at Parc Omega; and hike the trails at Chute de Plaisance with scenic lookouts, see their 63 metre vertical drop falls and view interpretive panels bringing to life the history of the Petit Nation. If you’re passionate about history, culture, the great outdoors or fine cuisine, then the Outaouais region is for you!
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Canadian Museum of History | Mackenzie King Estate | Old Chelsea Village | Wakefield Village | Wakefield Covered Bridge | Fairbairn House Heritage Centre | Manoir Papineau National Historic site | village of Montebello | Eco-Odyssee Marsh | Parc Omega | trails at Chute de Plaisance
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