Destination guide

Charming Gatineau will entice you

The area's museums and festivals are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Gatineau. Travellers especially like the restaurants, shopping and riverfront in this romantic and scenic city. National Gallery of Canada and Parliament Hill are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Gatineau

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Gatineau a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Camp Fortune (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Vincent Massey Park (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Capital Golf Centre (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Nepean Sportsplex (12 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Sommet Edelweiss (14.3 mi / 23 km)
  • Eco-Odyssee (15.1 mi / 24.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Gatineau

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Gatineau. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rideau Falls (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Strathcona Park (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Jacques Cartier Park (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Major's Hill Park (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Confederation Park (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Garden of the Provinces and Territories (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Gatineau

Fly into Ottawa, ON (YOW-Macdonald-Cartier Intl.), the closest airport, located 11.6 mi (18.6 km) from the city centre.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Gatineau?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gatineau:

  • Hull - Val-Tétreau: 98 holiday homes
  • District de Hull: 84 holiday homes
  • Kanata Lakes - Marchwood Lakeside - Morgan's Grant - Kanata: 18 holiday homes
  • Kanata: 290 holiday homes
  • Byward Market - Parliament Hill: 86 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Gatineau?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Gatineau. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Canadian Museum of History: 335 holiday lettings
  • Jacques Cartier Park: 336 holiday lettings
  • Valleys Outaouais Hospital Center: 337 holiday lettings
  • Canadian War Museum: 327 holiday lettings
  • Promenades de L'Outaouais: 342 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Gatineau listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Gatineau?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 16 Cottages in Gatineau. Our other popular types of Gatineau holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 130 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 16 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 110 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Gatineau?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 43 holiday homes with pool available in Gatineau. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.