Bleisure trip to Gatineau? Before you part, you need to plan your travel schedule to enjoy the most out of your time in Gatineau. When you travel for business, meetings, appointments, business lunches, getting up early is very common but when you mix it with pleasure activities, it’s advisable to have almost everything planned.
Gatineau has a lot of attractions you can explore during your free time, and not too far from your furnished apartment rent in Gatineau. The city is located across the Ottawa River and near to Jacques-Cartier Park, so awesome landscapes and nature will be a big part of your Gatineau experience. Also, it hosts some of the province’s best museums, parks, and activities.
As there’s so much to see and do there, here’s a list of top attractions you must visit to spend a few days exploring the city.
Stroll through 36,131 hectares of woodland and Lakeland. Footpaths of the park make for an especially beautiful walk, particularly in autumn, when the leaves change colors. There’re a lot of notable places to visit in Gatineau Park, such as:
The Canadian Museum of History is the most visited in the country and the city’s top attraction. You cannot miss the more than a million artifacts on display in the First Peoples Hall, Canada Hall, and Grand Hall.
Enjoy an eye-opening film at the museum’s seven-story IMAX screen, where different films are always played. Also, inside you can find the Canadian Children’s.
Gatineau Hills are popular for hosting the magnificent Laurentian Mountains, the perfect spot of numerous cross-country skiing trails and downhill ski areas. If you love outdoors and visit Gatineau in winter this is the place you cannot miss. Camp Fortune Ski Aerial Park is a site where you can enjoy excellent conditions for night skiing for different difficulties, from beginner to expert.
In February, there’s the Canadian Ski Marathon, a three days cross-country skiing marathon, where you ski over 160 kilometers.
Also, it’s an option for summer, when it becomes a perfect park for ziplining. In autumn, it’s truly astonishing, you’ll see the foliage changing color.
Spend an afternoon tea or a meal in the dining room at Moorside, the main house of the country estate of Canada’s longest-serving prime minister. Also, you can spend the night in a cottage on a lakeshore exploring the property history and the life of the prime minister.
Walking paths, romantic gardens, picturesque ruins, and guided tours are some of the things you can enjoy in the estate.
Gatineau hosts countless festivals and events throughout the year, but the most popular is the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival. It’s celebrated at Bale Park in early September. This day, unique balloons of varying shapes, sizes, and designs fill the Gatineau’ sky. You can sign up for an air balloon ride and experience friendly activities, such as entertainment, amusement park rides, ride play zones, fireworks, classic cars, and shopping.
If you travel with your family, don’t miss visiting Mont Cascades Mountain Waterpark. It’s the premier family recreation center in Gatineau. It’s located just 20 minutes from downtown Gatineau.
Planned a bleisure trip it’s not complete without considering pleasant executive housing rentals in Gatineau. Choose a furnished apartment for having all amenities and feeling comfortable in your surroundings. You’ll feel at home quite quickly.
At Corporate Stays, we have long term corporate rentals to provide you with everything to make for a productive and peaceful stay in the city. Choose between Le Vibe, Le Vibe 2 or Les Suites Victoria buildings.