What to do in Gatineau

Races and hikes

Come walk in Limbour!

First of all, the District of Limbour, an integral part of the City of Gatineau, has created some great walking routes that can be recreational or utilitarian. Discover an interactive map guiding you through the streets of Limbour with routes ranging from 1 to 5 km, something to stretch your legs at the beginning of the day!


Walking in Gatineau

Then, if your neighborhood walk didn’t fully satisfy your desire to move, we suggest a walk along the Ottawa River, separating the city of Gatineau from the Canadian capital, Ottawa. Go to the Portage Bridge to admire the breathtaking view of the Canadian Parliament.

If you’re looking for more challenging hikes, Gatineau Park is the place for you! Discover 361 square kilometers of forest, lakes and rivers on the pedestrian trails. Once you’re there, the activities available are enticing! Fishing, horseback riding, rock climbing, biking, in-line skating, cave tours, etc! It is a real outdoor paradise, just a stone’s throw from downtown Gatineau.


Family activities in Limbour

Finally, this fall, don’t miss the BougeBouge Limbour! A must-see stop on the BougeBouge running circuit, the event offers 1km, 2km and 5km distances as well as activities for the whole family: entertainment, inflatable games, shows and more! It is the ideal event to get a taste for physical activity during the mild fall weather!


Enjoy the lakes and rivers of Gatineau

Beaches, kayaking and rafting!

For a more relaxing day in nature, the beach at Lac Leamy is the perfect option. Go with your family or friends to enjoy a beautiful park with a supervised beach. Rent kayaks and canoes to explore Lac Leamy, known for hosting the Casino du Lac Leamy.

The Gatineau River has more than one trick up its sleeve! Experience the thrill of rafting on the river with Boreal River Adventures! Navigating in troubled waters, survival methods in the wilderness and wilderness camping, this is THE destination for thrill seekers!

Finally, the Relais plein air du Parc de la Gatineau et du Parc des Cèdres is the perfect stop for nature lovers. Hiking, kayaking or biking, the whole family will find something to do! Rent a boat and discover the wonders of the river!


For rainy days in Gatineau

Sports center and climbing

Of course, the weather doesn’t always allow us to spend the day discovering the nature of Gatineau. For those rainy days, we suggest some indoor activities. We start with La Sporthèque, a real sports paradise offering classes ranging from yoga to HIIT training, swimming and racquet sports. La Sporthèque is sure to get you moving with family and friends! Visit their website to see what activities are available and the schedule for the day.

If you dream of heights, Altitude Gym is the place for you! A recognized climbing center, it’s the perfect place to learn the sport, or to perfect your skills, thanks to their walls corresponding to different levels of experience. Weather permitting, take advantage of their outdoor walls for a safe and enjoyable climbing experience. Let’s go! It’s time to introduce the kids to climbing!

To let off steam on a rainy day, Helianthe Adventure offers an axe throw! Reserve for a group or go it alone, the feeling of liberation is guaranteed! You can also find water activities and equipment to rent to enjoy the beautiful Coulonge River.


Culture and museums

A rainy day means Gatineau museums! The city of Gatineau will not disappoint you in this regard. Host to the most popular museum in the country, the Canadian Museum of History, the city of Gatineau presents an impressive cultural heritage. With 20,000 years of history in a 25,000 square meter museum, you’ll have everything you need to impress at your next trivia night. Find out about special exhibits offered before your visit to make the most of it.


Activities in the area

Of course, Gatineau is the neighbor of Canada’s capital: Ottawa! Discover the icons of the country with the Parliament, the Rideau Canal, the museums and the walking paths. Find out what to do in Ottawa!