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Crowne Plaza Gatineau-Ottawa

Explore Gatineau

Local Tips

Local Tips

Must See

Visit Ottawa Tourism and Outaouais Tourism websites to get a full list of things to do in the Gatineau-Ottawa region.

What's New

Véronique Rivest has long dreamed of opening her own wine bar in her hometown. This project has materialized. Madame Rivest who finished second at the World Sommelier Competition in Tokyo opened her wine bar, located at 88 rue Montcalm, two blocks from the hotel:


The Outaouais region is known for its bike paths, museums, summer festivals... visit the Outaouais Tourism website to prepare your visit in our lovely region.

Must Do

In Gatineau-Ottawa, we are blessed to have so many fantastic museums. Did you know? These museums open their doors for free during the evening! Visit the following free of charge: Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum on Thursdays from 4PM to 8PM, Canadian Museum of Nature and the National Gallery of Canada from 5PM to 8PM, and the Aviation and Space Museum daily from 4PM to 5PM.

Don't Go Home Without

Located a few minutes away from the city, by Gatineau Park, Nordik Spa-Nature is the largest spa in North America. Come relax and enjoy the benefits of thermotherapy in this world class facilities inspired by some of the best Scandinavian traditions. Only 12 minutes from the hotel.

Things To Do

Things To Do

Parliament Hill

111 rue Wellington, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A9

A symbol of national pride for Canadians and one of the most significant heritage sites in Canada! It is the place where Canada was first created at Confederation, and it continues to shape and define Canadians through the work that happens here. On their Web site you’ll find current and historical information about Parliament Hill, Building tours, Peace Tower, and the rehabilitation work on the buildings, and much more. Visit

Casino de Lac Leamy

1 Boulevard du Casino, Gatineau, Québec J8Y 6W3

The publically owned casino has a multitude of activites and events to please you! Visit them at

Gatineau Sportsplex

850, boul. de la Gappe, Gatineau, Qc J8T 0B4

The Gatineau sportsplex hosts many regional, national and international sporting events.

Canadian Museum of History

100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8

Discover the wealth of Canada’s culture as you travel across 1,000 years of history through life-size reconstructions. Get acquainted with some of the remarkable individuals who have shaped our nation, and explore the traditions and achievements of its First Peoples. The history of this land and other lands is vividly brought to life in our many exhibitions. This summer's special exhibits include Canada's

Gatineau Park

Gatineau, Quebec

Gatineau Park is a superb nature reserve just 15 minutes from Parliament Hill. Endowed with hundreds of kilometres of trails, forests containing more than 60 species of trees, abundant wildlife and numerous crystal-clear lakes, the park has as its objective the permanent preservation of a vast natural territory for the enjoyment of all Canadians. Visitors can swim, skate, cross country ski, hike and picnic depending on the season at this popular public park.

By Ward Market

55 ByWard Market Square, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9C3

The ByWard Market is one of Canada's oldest and largest public markets. The legendary builder of the Rideau Canal, Colonel By himself laid out the street plan of the Market, designating George Street and York Street to be extra wide to accommodate the creation of a public market and gathering place. Within an area four square blocks, you'll find museums, cafés, specialty food shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, pubs, hair & aesthetics salons and more!

National Gallery

380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4

The National Gallery of Canada strives to provide Canadians with a sense of identity with and pride in Canada's rich visual-arts heritage. Through its collections, onsite and travelling exhibitions, loans program, educational programs and publications, professional training programs, and outreach initiatives, the Gallery aspires to be a model of excellence in furthering knowledge of the visual arts, both at home and abroad.

Rideau Canal

380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4

The Rideau Canal Waterway is a popular vacation spot for boating, cruising, recreation, fishing, skating, tourism, Canadian heritage appreciation, and enjoying the outdoors. The locks that connect the beautiful lakes and rivers that make up the Rideau Canal Waterway were first opened in 1832. In 2007 it was designated a World Heritage Site, recognizing the canal as a masterpiece of human creative genius.

Rideau Centre

50 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J7

If you’re looking for great shopping in Ottawa, look no further than Rideau Centre....180 of the biggest names in fashion, beauty, accessories, electronics and entertainment and more in the heart of downtown Ottawa. Come see what’s in store!

Tourism Office

103 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 3V8

The Outaouais, live it! As a tourist getaway that harmoniously combines the dynamism of the city and the proximity to nature, the Outaouais region invites you to discover its many charms and to explore both its natural and cultural highlights! Located in the south western part of Quebec, the region of the Outaouais is bounded by the Abitibi-Témiscamingue, the Laurentians and the city of Ottawa, Canada’s capital.

Camp Fortune

300 Dunlop Road, Chelsea, Quebec J9B 2N3

Try one of our 3 aerial courses. Test your mountain biking skills on our cross country and downhill trails. Maybe a round of Disc golf? Thinking about a summer or autumn wedding or a family reunion? With beautiful Camp Fortune in the Gatineau Hills as a backdrop, your event is bound to be a memorable one. Like your adrenaline snow-covered? Want to spend time with your kids but not their computers? Want to master a 180 Grind? Camp Fortune is but a hard-packed snowball’s throw away.

Ottawa Convention Ctr

55 Colonel-By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J2

The all-new Ottawa Convention Centre is now under construction in the heart of Canada’s Capital on the site of the former Ottawa Congress Centre. When it opens in April 2011, it will be Canada’s Meeting Place – the premier Canadian convention centre, conference, meeting and tradeshow facility, and event venue. Surrounded by Ottawa’s national sites, cultural treasures, natural beauty and relaxed urban vibe, the new Centre will be within easy walking distance of 6000 downtown Ottawa hotel rooms.

National Arts Centre

53 Elgin Street, at Confederation Square, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1

The NAC is strongly committed to being a leader and innovator in each of the performing arts fields in which it works - classical music, English theatre, French theatre, dance, variety, and community programming. It is at the forefront of youth and educational activities, supporting programmes for young and emerging artists and programmes for young audiences, and producing resources and study materials for teachers.

Canadian War Museum

1 Vimy Place, Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8

Located near downtown Ottawa, provides a spectacular setting for exhibitions, public programs and other events that illustrate the way in which human conflicts, in Canada and around the globe, have changed the face of the world. Discover the military history of Canada through a vast collection of artifacts, moving personal stories, works of art, and unforgettable photography. Explore the human conflicts that have shaped Canada, Canadians and the world.

Nordik Spa

16 chemin Nordik, Chelsea, Quebec J9B 2P7

Located at the entrance of Gatineau Park, only 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa, Nordik Spa-Nature is the largest spa in North America. Take the time to unwind and reenergize and take advantage of our unique installations: 7 outdoor baths, 8 unique saunas, infinity pool, restaurant and lounge. Treat yourself to a massage, a body treatment or our new Källa treatment, the second salt-water floating pool in the world! More information:

Gatineau Congress Centre

50 boul. Maisonneuve, 3e étage, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4H4

Located in the heart of downtown Gatineau (Hull sector) the Palais des congrès de Gatineau is a multifunctional complex and quality partner for companies in the nation’s capital region. Since its official inauguration on January 31st, 2011, the Palais des congrès de Gatineau has strived to respond to the growing demand in the event, convention and catering circuit in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.

Promenades Gatineau

1100 boulevard Maloney, Gatineau, Quebec J8T 6G3

Shopping Centre in Gatineau: over 75 stores - H&M, Simons, Costco, Forever 21, The Bay...