Gatineau Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Gatineau; our list of the best things to see, including The National Arts Centre, Les Brasseurs du Temps and ByWard Market.
  • The best place in Gatineau: The National Arts Centre

    The National Arts Centre

    Canada's NAC is the only multidisciplinary, bilingual performing arts centre in North America, and one of the largest in the world.Le CNA est le seul centre des arts de la scène à la fois multidisciplinaire et bilingue en Amérique du Nord.
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  • Les Brasseurs du Temps

    Les Brasseurs du Temps

    170 Rue Montcalm
    Highlights are a "dégustation" (tasting) of their beers, interesting salads and a laid-back atmosphere [19].
  • In summer, stalls selling fresh produce and flowers line the streets, but even in the middle of winter there are some hardy vendors braving the cold — and maple syrup bought here costs half the price of souvenir shops elsewhere in the city. In the evening, the market shuts down and the area's restaurants, pubs and bars take over as the primary attraction, alongside many street performers.
  • The Fringe Festival

    The Fringe Festival

    another summer offering
    June 20-30, 2013 Ottawa's largest theatre festival Line-up at
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  • The Tulip Festival

    The Tulip Festival

    a spring bonanza of flowering bulbs
    The Canadian Tulip Festival celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2012. In commemoration of this historic milestone, join partners, attractions and hundreds of thousands of Festival visitors this May in marking this achievement.
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  • Rendez-vous des saveurs de l'Outaouais (Outaouais Food Festival)

    Rendez-vous des saveurs de l'Outaouais (Outaouais Food Festival)

    25 Laurier Street
    Annual food festival held in September. Events include cooking classes and wine tasting.
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  • Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival

    Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival

    Ottawa Chamberfest 2013: The world's best plays here, July 25 to August 8.
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  • The WORKS Glebe

    The WORKS Glebe

    580 Bank Street
    The WORKS offers 70 FRESH Gourmet burger combinations, fresh cut fries, ice cold beer & hand-made classic shakes – ALL 100 % Canadian
  • The WORKS Westboro

    The WORKS Westboro

    326 Richmond Rd
    The WORKS offers 70 FRESH Gourmet burger combinations, fresh cut fries, ice cold beer & hand-made classic shakes – ALL 100 % Canadian
  • ZenKitchen


    634 Somerset St
    W, is opened in mid-June 2009. Named Ottawa's Best New Restaurant in 2009, it is completely vegan, with full table service, a wine program and summer patio. They also offer vegetarian cooking lessons and special events like wine tastings. Reservations can be made online at
  • Beckta


    located downtown
    ), is an excellent modern restaurant with a variety of tastes centred around locally available foods. Also features an extensive wine list.
  • Kettleman's Bagel Co.

    Kettleman's Bagel Co.

    912 Bank Street
    You can buy bagels anywhere – but you can only get a Kettleman’s bagel in one place.
  • Pecco's

    76 rue Laval
    M - W 9:00AM to 18:00PM, Th - F 9:00AM to 20:00PM, Sa 9:00AM to 17:00PM, Su 11:00AM to 16:00PM. Retailer for bicycles and cross-country skis.
  • Miss Chocolat

    173 Promenade du Portage
    Closed Sa, Su & M. Artisan chocolatier specialising in bold flavor combinations. Also offers chocolate workshops.
  • Canadian Ski Marathon

    81 Jean-Proulx
    Held annually in February. A two day cross-country ski marathon from Gatineau to Lachute. Cost: $180.00 per adult.
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  • Canadian Museum of Civilization

    100 Laurier Street, Hull
    Gatineau's star attraction and Canada's most-visited museum deserves at least half a day of your time. General admission $10 (special exhibitions may charge extra), but entry is free on Thursdays from 4 to 8 PM. Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM or longer, closed Mondays in winter only.
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  • Canada Day

    celebrate Canada's birthday in Ottawa on July 1
  • Bluesfest

    also in summer: The largest blues festival in Canada
    Many visitors come to Ottawa from Atlantic Canada and New England specifically for Bluesfest.
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  • Grand Hall

    Level 1
    The world's largest collection of totem poles, quite an amazing sight when all assembled together.
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  • La Trappe à fromage

    200 Bellehumeur
    The best place to shop for cheese in the Ottawa area. Shop also sells regional food products.
  • Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival

    La Baie Park
    Annual hot air balloon festival held in September. Cost: $15.00 to $53.00.
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  • Rideau Hall

    1 Sussex Dr
    Residence tour (without reservations): Apr 30-Jun 26: Sa-Su 10AM-4PM, Jun 27-Sep 5: 10AM-4PM daily (unguided open-house tours available Jul-Aug), Sep 6-Oct 30: Sa-Su noon-4PM. Advance reservations required for tours at any time from Nov-Apr, and weekdays May-Jun and Sep-6-Oct 30. Grounds tour: 8AM-1 hour before sunset daily. Free. The official residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her representative the Governor General of Canada. The grounds and the residence are open to the public for tours. Reservations are recommended during low season (September 1 - April 30).
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  • Laflèche Caves

    These are technically not in the park either but are also worth a visit.
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  • Hull-Chelsea-Wakefield Steam Train

    165 Deveault
    Currently not in operation, the scenic steam train ride from Hull to Wakefield is expected to return in 2014-2016. Excursions offered were: Scenic, Fall Foliage, Sunset Dinner & Sunday Brunch. Cost: $19.00 - $129.00.
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  • Les Olympiques

    125 Rue de Carillon
    Experience championship quality junior hockey in an intimate arena. Go for the game but the ambiance is what makes this unique.
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  • National Gallery

    380 Sussex Dr
    Free admission Th after 5PM.
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Gatineau uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.