A region of contrasts, the Outaouais offers both outdoor activities in nature and museums in the city. This region is the perfect destination for travellers wanting to learn more about wildlife, discover country roads, practise plenty of sports in the various parks or enjoy a getaway in a magnificent setting.

Enjoy a unique outdoor experience at Eco-Odyssée Nature Park

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In Wakefield, in the heart of the Outaouais, Eco-Odyssée Nature Park invites you to explore the beaver’s habitat and observe a variety of wildlife in a 6-km water labyrinth with more than 60 intersections. This is a great activity for everyone, whether you want to test your knowledge and observation skills or simply relax and enjoy nature. By pedal boat, canoe or paddle board, each adventure follows a unique route through a glorious environment. While you’re there, try Bows and Arrows, a brand new outdoor action game offered this summer, as well as new experiences in the evening and under the full moon!

Step back in time at the Manoir Papineau National Historic Site

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Located in Montebello, in Petite Nation, the Manoir Papineau National Historic Site is one of the Outaouais’ heritage gems. It’s almost impossible to resist Louis-Joseph Papineau’s seigneurial estate, where a page straight out of 19th-century history opens before your eyes. You’ll be fascinated by this glimpse into the life of the patriot leader. Flanked by four towers, the manor house rules over its surroundings, which include a landscaped garden, wooded areas and a stream. Take a guided tour of the manor house and its period outbuildings. Nostalgia is guaranteed!

Enjoy a romantic getaway at Village Majopial, an amazing recreational village

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A peaceful haven in the heart of nature, Village Majopial holiday resort is located in Bouchette, on Thirty-One-Mile Lake. Here you’ll find the Minitik Inn, a modern accommodation establishment where every room has a private balcony overlooking the lake. For your meals, L’Huile d’Olive restaurant serves gourmet fare prepared with fresh local ingredients, and the wine cellar is definitely worth a visit! As for outdoor activities, you can launch your boat at the marina or rent watercraft directly on site, explore the local hiking trails, or go fishing on the lake!

An adrenalin rush at the Chutes Coulonge Adventure Park

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Head to the Chutes Coulonge Adventure Park for family activities that will take you out of your comfort zone! Admire the impressive Coulonge Falls, and have a blast on the giant zip lines over the Coulonge River, a treetop obstacle course or the Via Ferrata on a rock face over the Coulonge River rapids! Extend your stay at the park by glamping: book one of their yurts for one or more nights and make the most of this unique Outaouais destination.

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