Located in western Québec, north of the Ottawa River, and bounded by Ontario and Ottawa, the Outaouais region has a population of about 383,000 inhabitants.
This region is known for its diversity, its wooded sceneries, and its natural parks. Gatineau, the capital of the Outaouais region, benefits from a lively cultural and university life along with a peaceful forest at Gatineau Park, only a few minutes away from the excitement of the city.
Outdoor enthusiasts will be able to breathe some fresh air at Parc national de Plaisance and Parc des Chutes Coulonge near the municipality of Fort-Coulonge.
As for downhill skiers looking for slopes in the Outaouais region, they will happily find five ski resorts, including three that are located less than 30 minutes away from Gatineau. Moreover, several municipalities, namely Blue Sea and Lac-Simon, are located next to stretches of water that allow fishing and recreational activities.
Festival goers will enjoy the Buckingham en fête festival, the Saint-André-Avellin Western Festival, the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival and the Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light fireworks competition, just to name a few.
The municipalities of the Outaouais region boast a diversified architectural and historic heritage that includes the Wakefield covered bridge in La Pêche and Château Logue in Maniwaki, a Second Empire style residence with a mansard roof that dates back to 1887. Let's not forget the Louis-Joseph-Papineau Manor in Montebello, a magnificent stone residence that was raised in the mid-19th century, and Château Montebello, better known as Fairmont Le Château Montebello a monumental round wood pavilion that was built using a Scandinavian technique.
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