Rolling parklands, lush golf courses, and sparkling lakes meet bright fireworks, exciting casinos, and world-class dining in Gatineau, a perfect getaway from the everyday routine. For the best introduction to Gatineau, stroll the new Culture Trail, a 3-km pedestrian trail that starts at Jacques-Cartier Park and winds through downtown Gatineau. Stop along the way for a visit to the Canadian Museum of History, Canada’s most visited museum, or grab a bite in the Laval/Aubry/Du Portage sector, where craft beers and a wood-oven baked pizza beckon.
Active families will love Gatineau Park, with over 165 km of hiking trails, 90 km of biking trails, and numerous beaches, picnic areas, and boat launches. The brave can also experience Camp Fortune, an aerial experience that includes ziplines and treetop obstacles. If you prefer solid ground, hit the links at Golf Chateau Cartier, named the number 1 public downtown golf resort in Canada, by Golf Canada. Put on your best jacket or dress for a night with Lady Luck at Casino Lac-Leamy, where five-diamond dining at La Baccara and exciting table games await. To truly hit the jackpot, visit the casino during the Sound of Light event, where the world’s best pyrotechnic teams mix music and fireworks for a thrilling finale to the night.