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Rising from the banks of the Ottawa River you’ll see Gatineau, a clean, modern city full of high-rise buildings, yet surrounded by natural beauty. Just a short drive away from Ottawa, Gatineau is a friendly, low-key city, where residents zip around on the extensive bike trails, and the gentle slopes of the Gatineau Hills aren’t far away, providing plenty of hiking opportunities.

Things to see

The imposing Casino du Lac Leamy is perched on the edge of a lake, and inside houses hundreds of slots, all vying for your attention, as well as dozens of table games attracting excited gamblers 24 hours a day. The building also hosts a large music venue, as well as bars and restaurants, making it a destination in its own right. The futuristic domes of the Canadian Museum of Civilization lie across the river from Parliament Hill, and inside the high floor-to-ceiling windows offer a great view of the Ottawa River. Wander around and learn about the history of Canada through interactive displays and archaeological treasures. Shopping enthusiasts will love the Promenades de L'Outouais, a sprawling modern mall with dozens of big-name brands, as well as larger department stores. If you feel like you need some fresh air, head to the Maison du Velo where you can hire bicycles for adults and kids, as well as trailers and other specialist equipment, allowing you to take advantage of the miles of cycle paths and surrounding national parks. You can also enjoy the beauty of the Gatineau Hills aboard the Hull-Chelsea-Wakefield Steam Train, a 1907 built steam locomotive that chugs through the various small, picturesque towns in the area.

Hotels in Gatineau

On the waterfront, you’ll find more upscale Gatineau hotels, and you may find facilities such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spas, fitness centers, and restaurants, as well as luxurious guestrooms featuring bathtubs, bathrobes, shaving mirrors, coffee makers, and turndown services. There are also several major chains in the area, with bars and lounges, meeting and conference rooms, and concierge services. Business travelers will enjoy the amenities such as free WiFi, desks, free local calls, and daily housekeeping services.

Where to stay

Hull is the oldest part of the city, and many local and national Government buildings have their bases here. The area is an interesting mix of traditional and modern buildings, and there’s also a thriving paper industry here. This often attracts business travelers, and the skyline is dotted with large office buildings. The Masion du Citoyen is particularly important, as it hosts the city hall and other government organizations behind its imposing, ultra-modern exterior. Gatineau itself has diverse architecture, and Place Aubrey with its pedestrianized square and fountain is a popular meeting place, full of unique buildings whose design has seen them become heritage sites.

How to get to Gatineau

Gatineau Water Aerodrome is conveniently located on the north side of the river, and is open during the summer season. It’s just a short drive from the center of town, with easy taxi transfers available. The main airport for the region is Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, and if you pick up a hire car from the arrivals terminal, you can drive to Gatineau in about half an hour. There are also taxis that can be booked or picked up curbside, and there’s a bus service to the major Mackenzie King station, where you can then get a connection to Gatineau, with the journey taking about an hour in total.