PORTRAIT OF THE REGION
In the Outaouais, the hustle and bustle of city life and the quietude of nature live in harmony to offer the best of both worlds! Located at the southwestern tip of the province of Québec, the Outaouais region is bordered by the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region, the Laurentians and the city of Ottawa. Its vast territory is divided into five territories: Gatineau; Vallée-de-la-Gatineau; Collines-de-l’Outaouais; Pontiac; La Lièvre et la Petite-Nation. The Outaouais, what a destination!Thanks to its vast territory covering 33,000 km² and scattered with 20,000 lakes and a dozen rivers, the Outaouais is a top destination for lovers of the great outdoors. Discover the new vocation of the Plaisance National Park, explore the Papineau-Labelle and La Vérendrye wildlife reserves or travel through the famous Gatineau Park. If you prefer the liveliness of the city, our museums, art galleries, theatres, casino and exquisite fine dining will amaze you! And of course, the inhabitants of the Outaouais will welcome you with a smile and open arms! Unique local events!Throughout the year, several major events and festivals will contribute to making your stay unforgettable. Whether you admire millions of tulips, attend a dazzling display of fireworks or witness the flight of some 100 colourful hot-air balloons, you’ll find the region has loads of fun to offer both residents and visitors. In all seasons, live the Outaouais!