Basic info about the town/region
Experience Gatineau, the perfect combination of green space, urban living and culture! Catch the spirit at one of our city festivals, where discoveries and cultural events of all kinds await you! Just minutes from downtown, enjoy exceptional outdoor activities, cross- country skiing and lots more.
The Outaouais region invites you to enjoy sophisticated metropolitan attractions in a spectacular natural setting. It’s a multifaceted destination with lots to experience. Whether you’re a confirmed urbanite or a wilderness camper, you’ll find your ideal vacation here!
Quebec’s fourth largest city, Gatineau has a population of more than 270,000 and an area of 340 square kilometres. If you’re a fan of outdoors, shopping, entertainment and museums, you’re sure to enjoy our city!
Town and skiing
On your marks, get set ... Ski more than 500 km of cross-country trails in the Outaouais region! Explore majestic Gatineau Park, which features one of North America’s most extensive cross-country trail networks, including 100 km for skate skiing. In the heart of the city or out in the woods, take a break at one of the many scenic lookouts, yurts and shelters along the trail. A second official training site for Ski
Tour Canada is located at Nakkertok Nordic, Canada’s largest cross country ski club with more 1,400 members! They offer 75 km of perfectly groomed trails!
The area is already known around the world for the quality of its facilities, the 30 or so editions of the Gatineau Loppet and the many national competitions that have taken place here!