Gatineau Travel Guide
Welcome to Gatineau, QC!Located across the river from Canada's capital is Gatineau, a city whose culture and identity is simultaneously distinct from and intertwined with Ottawa's, making these adjacent municipalities more than just neighbours but part of a greater Ottawa region. This vibrant city offers all the culture and sophistication of any French city, from gourmet dining to exceptional museums. Visitors can explore the area's fascinating history at the Mackenzie King Estate, where Canada's 10th prime minister resided for 50 years, or the Canadian Museum of Civilization, which provides insight into Canada's heritage. Casino du Lac-Leamy, located on the shore of Lac Leamy, is not only an architectural marvel, but an entertainment haven complete with luxury accommodation and multiple restaurants and bars. Downtown's Place Aubry is a popular meeting spot and the site of many summer concerts, while green spaces can be found throughout the city, offering copious walking trails and places to picnic.
Formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Canadian Museum of History illustrates Canada's history from prehistoric times, through the original Canadians, early settlers and explorers, to the fur traders, and mass immigration to modern times.
La Route Verte is a cross-provincial bicycle network that covers 3,600 km (2,237 mi) of terrain and will cover over 4,000 km (2485 mi) when complete.
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