13 – Outaouais

General Information:

The Outaouais region is composed of the Laurentians and the Canadian Shield, a region of ancient mountains. On the whole, the region’s terrain is undulating, broken up by lakes. Most of the trails are through mixed-growth forest.

Practical Information:

  • Regional network:
    7 clubs (2, 280 Km of trails)
  • Principaux sentiers:
    43 from Duhamel to Fort Coulonges
    13 at Quyon
    63 at Maniwaki
    315 at Gatineau
    323 at Buckingam
    311 at Sand-Bay
  • Accommodation accessible from the trail:
    700 rooms
  • Snow conditions:
    From mid-December until mid-March

Location:

Immediately north of Ottawa, served principally by Highway 50 and Highways 105, 148 and 323 to Quebec City and Highway 417 in Ontario . It is possible to access the trail network from the Gatineau, a few kilometres from Ottawa/Hull.

Principal cities: Aylmer – Ottawa – Gatineau – Maniwaki – Wakefield – Montebello – Shawville – Fort-Coulonge

Attractions:

  • Duhamel deer yard (trail 43)
  • Lake Baskatong (trail 322)
  • Chateau Montebello (trail 323)
  • Laflèche caves (trail 43)
  • Coulonge river canyon (trail 43)
  • Fort-Coulonge roofed bridge (trail 43)

From the region:

  • Laurentians to the Northeast (trails 43 and 63)
  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue (trail 63)
  • Ontario (trail 43 towards Pembroke)

Links:

103, rue Laurier, Gatineau (Qc) J8X 3V8
Phone : 819 778-2222 ou 1 800 265-7822 (sans frais)
Fax : 819 778-7758

Secure hotels

Sorry, there is no establishment member of the FCMQ Secure Hotel program for this region.