111 Blvd. A. Paquette
Mont Laurier, QC J9L 1J2
Phone: (819) 623-3555
Fax: (819) 623-3094
If you love water bound activities, then a visit to the La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve is a must. This large reserve is bestowed with almost 4000 water bodies and offers plenty of activities like canoeing, fishing, camping and so forth.
Originally Laflèche Cave, Aventure Laflèche is North America's largest aerial park and boasts all kinds of attractions. From the Aerial Park to snowshoe hiking to their famous Laflèche cavern, there's hardly a dull moment. With only a half-hour drive's away from Ottawa, the wilderness has never been more accessible. Rates vary, reservations required. See website for more details.
Parc Omega is a 12 kilometre safari park with a huge variety of wildlife including raccoons, wolves, moose, bears and lots more. The summer will offer a great view of bird. Along the route you will witness the panoramic views of the lake, valleys, rocky hills and forests. The park also features playgrounds, three walking trails, a restaurant and fun picnic areas. Open all through the year, check out their website for tour schedules and other information.
Listed as a national historic site, Manoir-Papineau is a heritage structure and the pride of the city. The beloved structure was the abode of the Papineau family from 1850-1929. The site is built to reminisce the prominent 19th century Canadian political figure Louis-Joseph Papineau. Overlooking the Ottawa River, the manor house is a massive structure, beautiful from both the outside and interior, with a distinct Greek architectural style. Tour the manor house, the Gardner's cottage, the Papineau family museum, Tea-House, Granary, Funeral Chapel, all located on-site, recording and exhibiting the history of the Papineau family. You can enjoy strolling through the wide, beautiful gardens around the manor. Besides the permanent exhibitions, there are various other interesting events held here.
Built in 1971, Mont Cascades is one of the most sought after entertainment venues in Cantley. A large space, this area now also includes a golf course and a huge water park. Also host to the terrain park, they organize beautiful lit up night skiing. An attraction worth visiting, call ahead for more details.
Situated on the scenic locales of the Ottawa River, Du Moulin Park is a one-of-its-kind park and playground. An interesting landmark, the park displays Egyptian culture and the rich heritage of Egyptian civilization through its various dummies. Also a playground, equipments of adventure sports and intense physical training are housed here. Besides, the wide open space on the river edge is ideally utilized for hosting events and cultural programs. A multi-purpose recreational site.
Located on north side, Lac Phillipe is medium sized lake close to Gatineau Park. This lake is safe to take a dip in, and is guarded by lifeguards. Approximately a 50-minute drive away from Ottawa, this place is ideal for camping, kayoing, paddle-boats, canoeing and lots more. Enjoy a fun time with family in this great picnic spot.
Founded in 1994, the Papanack Park Zoo is home to different species like white lions, snow monkeys, leopards and so forth. Visit this zoo, and get an insight into the animal kingdom.
Located within the Gatineau Park, Meech Lake is one of the most sought after places in the area. Named after a local settler, Reverend Asa Meech, this lake is located very close to the Meech Creek. There are a number of residents along the river and many upcoming properties too. Tourists visiting the five beaches around the area, love to take a dip in the Meech Lake waters.
Lac Beauchamp Park is a large park that surrounds a small lake. Comprising of 172 hectares, this huge wooded park offers snowshoe trails as well as ski areas of about 15 kilometres. This area is also visited by bikers, hikers as well as for swimming. Along with a number of recreational activities, this park also hosts the annual sand sculpture competition.
This natural getaway is minutes away from Gatineau city. Take the Chaudiére Bridge across the Ottawa River to Taché Boulevard and turn left. The park entrance is on the left, about three kilometers (two miles) down the road. The park itself winds through a beautiful old-growth forest and features several nature trails, lakes and panoramic lookouts. The area is especially beautiful in the fall, when the National Capital Commission stages its annual Fall Rhapsody series of tours and lectures. There is limited handicapped access.
Camp Fortune is a popular ski center in Chelsea, near Downtown Ottawa. Boasting an area of 38 hectares (95 acres), Camp Fortune is known for ski and snowboarding activities in winters and mountain biking in summers. Offering several ski racing programs for kids as well as adults, it provides for a well-rounded recreational experience for the entire family. With more than twenty trails, Camp Fortune is a great place for winter sports.