Outaouais Ottawa Valley Hiking Trails

Gatineau, Quebec

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Although discovered early on by explorers and trappers, the Outaouais region was not colonized until the beginning of the 19th century when Loyalists started arriving from the United States. Forestry, in particular the exploitation of white and red pine ideal for maritime construction, was for a long time the principle economic activity of the region. This region of rolling hills, lakes and waterways includes magnificent Gatineau Park, the location of the Canadian prime minister's official summer residence, and a beautiful spot for hikes and walks. The Hull sector of the city of Gatineau, which faces Ottawa across the river, is home to one of the most interesting museums in the country: the Canadian Museum of Civilization. This trail guide includes hiking trails at Kingsmere, Gatineau Park (La Sucrerie, Larriault, Mont King, Champlain, Lac Pink, Chute Luskville, and Caverne Lusk), Parc National de Plaisance, Chutes de Plaisance, Centre Touristique la Petite Rouge, Base de Plein Air des Outaouais, Omega Park, Manoir Papineau National Historic Site, Chateau Montebello, and Reserve Faunique La Verendrye.
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Hiking in Quebec

by Yves Seguin (Ulysses Travel Guides)

Although discovered early on by explorers and trappers, the Outaouais region was not colonized until the beginning of the 19th century when Loyalists started arriving from the United States. Forestry, in particular the exploitation of white and red pine ideal for maritime construction, was for a long time the principle economic activity of the region. This region of rolling hills, lakes and waterways includes magnificent Gatineau Park, the location of the Canadian prime minister's official summer residence, and a beautiful spot for hikes and walks.

The Hull sector of the city of Gatineau, which faces Ottawa across the river, is home to one of the most interesting museums in the country: the Canadian Museum of Civilization. This trail guide includes hiking trails at Kingsmere, Gatineau Park (La Sucrerie, Larriault, Mont King, Champlain, Lac Pink, Chute Luskville, and Caverne Lusk), Parc National de Plaisance, Chutes de Plaisance, Centre Touristique la Petite Rouge, Base de Plein Air des Outaouais, Omega Park, Manoir Papineau National Historic Site, Chateau Montebello, and Reserve Faunique La Verendrye.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Gatineau
Distance: 57
Trail Type: Several options
Season: Best spring through fall
Driving Directions: Directions to Outaouais (Ottawa Valley) Hiking Trails

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7/10/2006
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One of the best hiking and mountain bike trails. Park at P8 take the north loop to P12 then climb the trail #40 to the #1 and #1B to the Belvédère Champlain. You then take trail #1 down through Keogan and Pengouin back to P8. You will love it. About 23km of fun.



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