Visit the Gatineau-Ottawa Region
Discover Ottawa and Gatineau by bike
Bike tour of the Ottawa River, Chaudière Island and the Rideau Canal: 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Start time.
This bike tour allows you to see Ottawa, Gatineau, and the waters between these cities in one short trip. You'll cycle on both sides of the Rideau Canal and the Ottawa River while crossing bridges and waterfalls in between. Along the way, you will find yourself in front of magnificent lookouts that showcase the Parliament of Canada and the water that surrounds it. On this trip, your knowledgeable guide will enlighten you on the history and purpose of the waterways, buildings, and bridges you encounter. Since you'll be part of a small, organized group, you'll have the opportunity to interact and ask questions of your friendly guide.
- 10 km
- 2 hours
- water included
- 100% cycle path
- guided tour
Aqua Taxi Au feel de l'eau - Nautical activity
-Short trips: $ 6.89 CAD (taxes included) for the short trip - duration 30 minutes
The 100% electric Aqua-Taxi is a shuttle service between the lock dock in Ottawa, the dock at the Canadian Museum of History and the dock at the Richmond landing near the Canadian War Museum. The Aqua-Taxi will also take you "In the footsteps of Samuel de Champlain", its one-hour discovery journey. Universal accessibility and space for bicycles.
-Long trips - restaurant-bar circuit: $ 16.09 CAD (taxes included) for the long trip - duration 1h45 round trip
You can disembark at the Rockcliffe boathouse (Ottawa side) for a drink or a snack, in a scenic location. Or disembark at the Rest’O’Bord le Pirate (Pointe Gatineau side), pirate atmosphere guaranteed! You will discover in passing: The Rideaux Falls, the Residence of the Prime Minister, the French Embassy, the Residence of the United States Ambassador and more ... (40 to 50 min one way at 1h45 round trip)
The 3 stops in the heart of Ottawa-Gatineau:
- Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau
- The wharf of the locks in Ottawa
- The Richmond Landing wharf
Cruise ship on the river
Our cruise ship on the Ottawa River offers the most beautiful landscapes of Parliament Hill and the city! The 90-minute cruise is the most comprehensive guided tour available in the region. This offers two starting options; from the Hull Marina and at the foot of the Ottawa Locks.
The Paula D is the ideal place for an excursion. You will have the chance to observe the Ottawa landscape while relaxing on the large upper deck. In addition, on the lower deck, you will find our canteen as well as our bar where alcohol is sold. The cruise gives you a spectacular view of the city and allows you to see the river as it was so long ago, as a major highway and main resource.
Lake-Leamy outdoor center
Located a stone's throw from the Lake-Leamy Casino, this magnificent park allows you to practice a multitude of activities, including swimming. It offers a rental service for canoes, kayaks, cross-country skis, and snowshoes. Fun guaranteed for the whole family!
Nordic Spa Kōena
The kōena escape, a complete Nordic thermal experience that will immerse you in a world of pure relaxation ... just 5 minutes from downtown Ottawa and Gatineau!
Well-being and beauty for the mind, body and soul. The Kōena is pleased to offer a range of on-site treatments, in addition to a cold and hot pool, dry saunas, steam room and more.
Gatineau Gourmet getaway
Les vilains garçons
Price range between $ 30.00 - $ 50.00
At Les “Vilains Garçons”, the chefs will surprise you with daring gastronomy, inspired by their desires of the moment and seasonal foods.
Every day, they offer a new choice of dishes to taste, but the star of Les Vilains menu is still Pintxo! Otherwise, they have a beer menu to suit all tastes and a private import wine list.
Aux 4 jeudis
Price range between 10.00 $ - 18.00 $
In addition to being a meeting place much appreciated by downtown workers at 5 à 7 and a resolutely hip population in the evening, “4 Jeudis” has played an important role on the local cultural scene for more than 40 years. It serves both as an exhibition hall for artists from the region, and in summer, as a terrace cinema.
Bar 7 - Casino du Lake-Leamy
Fun and action: To meet new people or just share tapas with friends, head to Bar 7.
With a media wall, interactive activities, an inviting dance floor, musical performances and DJ performances, there's plenty to keep you entertained night after night. If you just fancy a drink, turn to the selection of imported beers, cocktails and martinis.
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