OUTAOUAIS: A large playground

Guide Arc-en-ciel Quebec Rainbow Guide
Photo prise par © Sébastien Lagacé

Outaouais has been called the region of contrasts because it manages to perfectly combine urban and countryside experiences. 

The region faces Canada's capital and covers large expanses of land and forest, strewn with uncountable lakes and rivers. Nature is easily within reach, thanks to all the outdoor activities made available. No matter the season, city and nature go hand in hand to offer a wide array of activities. To the great delight of culture lovers, no fewer than 12 museums are found in the National Capital Region and a multitude of events fill the calendar!

Moulin Wakefield
Moulin Wakefield

And for thrill seekers, the prestigious Casino du Lac-Leamy is not to be left out of any visit to the Outaouais! On a more natural note, the Outaouais region offers kilometres of pleasure for outdoor enthusiasts, may it be its 400 kilometres (249 miles) of hiking trails or its 2,730 kilometres (1696 miles) of snowmobiling trails. The famous Gatineau Park is a true hiking, biking and cross-country skiing paradise. Other sites, such as the Laflèche Cave, perfectly combine discovery and outdoor activities. And for a countryside experience that can't be beat, many charmingly authentic inns can be found in magnificent natural settings.


Consult or dowload the 17th édition of Quebec Rainbow Guide (Guide arc-en-ciel)