Three regions boasting wide-open spaces for you to explore.

Follow in the footsteps of our early explorers in the vast territories of the Laurentides, Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Outaouais. Stretch your legs and clear your mind in the heart of nature: on the water, along trails, underground and even up in the air.

1570 km

Immerse yourself in the history and wide-open spaces of western Québec, travelling by car and enjoying excursions by foot, seaplane and canoe.

Days
9
Destinations
3
Activities
18

Regions

Laurentides
Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Outaouais
Day 1

A day where nature and culture meet

Hiking in Parc national du Mont-Tremblant

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Québec’s oldest national park is a gigantic playground with 6 major rivers and 400 lakes. Hit the trails in the Diable Sector and spend the night in a cottage or campground. Be sure to book ahead.

Outdoor and Indigenous experience at Kanatha-Aki

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There’s lots to choose from at this Indigenous-inspired site: horseback riding, fishing, a day with a trapper-woodsman or an encounter with a herd of wood bison. You can even sleep in a teepee or shelter.

Day 2

The Laurentides, from above and from the water

Kiamika reservoir excursion

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How about a carbon-neutral getaway? Known for its environmentally friendly ecolodge, Aventures Kiamika organizes canoe excursions on the Kiamika reservoir. If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll spot a bald eagle.

Day 3

See the Hautes-Laurentides from Ferme-Neuve

From the mountain to the inn

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Paroi de l’Aube is one of four mountains in Parc régional Montagne du Diable. The reward for hiking up its 4.2-km trail to the summit is the stunning view of endless forest. Come fall, the colours are spectacular!

Overnight stay in the Montagne du Diable forest

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This park has so much to offer: more than 80 km of trails, fishing, kayaking, swimming, mountain biking, canoe-camping... wow! Lots of lodging options are available in or near the park, including the Village Windigo's unique transparent bubbles.

Day 4

In the bowels of Val d’Or and the survivors of Amos

Descend into a mine at Cité de l’Or

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Abitibi has gold in its veins! Dressed as a miner, enjoy the unique experience of descending 91 metres into an underground mine at Cité de l’Or and learn about the daily life of miners from that era (1935).

Meet the wolves at Refuge Pageau

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In the afternoon, stop in at Refuge Pageau, which takes in and cares for injured or orphaned wild animals. You will encounter moose (they’re taller than you think!), wolves, bears, foxes and more.

Day 5

Rouyn-Noranda and its natural and cultural heritage

Parc national d’Aiguebelle: nature at its best

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Cross a bridge suspended 90 metres in the air, climb a dizzying staircase to the top of the escarpment, scale a peak or paddle a canoe. You may even cross paths with a moose on the trail. Parc national d’Aiguebelle has no end of surprises.

Magasin général Dumulon, a trip back in time

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When Abitibi was first colonized, pioneer Jos Dumulon opened a general store in 1924. Rouyn-Noranda's first business is now a heritage site and takes you back to life as it was in the 1920s. An authentic experience!

Day 6

The treasures of Témiscamingue

Parc d’Opémican: of water and legends

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This new national park abounds with family activities: camping, mountain biking, swimming and canoeing on Lac Kipawa. It also boasts a playground, a rally for kids and accessible trails (wheelchairs, strollers, etc.).

Day 7

On the Outaouais side: Bryson and Mansfield

Rafting for thrill seekers

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A full day of white water fun on the Ottawa River. The Rafting Momentum adventure includes two meals, a night of camping and a thrilling ride down tumultuous rapids. Heart-pounding excitement, rushing water and laughter guaranteed.

Adventures in Chutes Coulonge Park

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Boasting 50-m-high waterfalls and a canyon, this park's tree-top obstacle courses, zip lines and via ferrata will have your heart racing. You can also learn about the history of log driving on the rivers.

Day 8

A day in a magnificent museum and park

Canadian Museum of History

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Visit the Canadian Museum of History to explore the nation’s rich cultural heritage and learn how it came to be. Kids will enjoy the Children's Museum. While Canada may be young, it has a millennia-old history that began with its Indigenous peoples.

Nature and heritage in Gatineau Park

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The National Capital Region is home to an immense park just a few minutes from Gatineau. Visitors can enjoy biking, camping, climbing, hiking, kayaking and fishing, and can also visit the Mackenzie King Estate and Lusk Cave.

Day 9

Living like royalty or sleeping with the wolves in Montebello

Photo-safari in Oméga Park

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Visit Omega Park and head out on a safari (camera in hand!) to observe wild animals in their natural habitat: bison, elk, bears, deer, wild boar, wolves… Admire the wildlife from your car along a 15-km road or enjoy two walking trails totalling 6 km.

Plan your getaway

Customize your trip

Whether you're travelling with family, friends, as a couple or by yourself with your pet, we have a few suggestions for you.

Where to sleep

Find the perfect accommodation for you, whether in town or in nature. A classification program indicates the level of comfort, service and safety.

Festivals and events

We enjoy a good time. Whether it's large cultural or sports events, city celebrations or charming village gatherings, we're always ready to have fun!