630 boul. la Gappe
Gatineau, QC J8T 7S8
Phone: (819) 243-6010
Fax: (819) 243-4668
Famous for its annual Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival, the Parc de la Baie is an ideal hangout on lazy summer days. Visit here with friends and family and have a gala time out. Take a long walk along the pathways or simply take in the cheerful aura of the park and spend quality time with your loved ones. Some of the 150 colorful balloons on show during the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival come from as far away as Holland, France and Sweden. So visit this park and be mesmerized with the possibilities that are sure to delight one and all.
Lac Leamy makes for a great getaway for residents of the city of Ottawa, providing them with a number of recreational and relaxation activities. The beachfront of the lake has been transformed into a park, with several picnic tables available on-site, in addition to playgrounds for kids, swimming in the lake, boating and a lot more. The area around the lake is also a significant archaeological site, making it ideal for history buffs.
Canada's most famous address has been the residence of successive Prime Ministers since the 1950s. Unless you have an audience with the Prime Minister himself, however, your view of the home will be limited to peeking through a wrought iron fence that is guarded 24 hours a day. The building, which dates back to 1867, is located on the north side of Sussex Drive, across from the South African Embassy and Rideau Hall.
The beautiful house located on 7 Rideau Gate is the official guest residence for high-level dignitaries and government officials. It is beautiful Victorian style home built in 1862 and has all the amenities to offer a comfortable stay to the heads of state. It is generally not open to public.
The Monument to Canadian Aid Workers is a structure built to commemorate all those Canadian workers involved in humanitarian activities in other countries, who have lost their lives abroad. The monument was built after the death of Tim Stone, the director of an organization, and Nancy Malloy, a nurse, in unrelated incidents in 1996. Situated in Rideau Falls Park, the monument is a simple bronze arch which also has two bronze feathers at its top. The monument was designed by John Greer and is also known as Reflection.
Located across from Ottawa City Hall on Sussex Drive, these pretty falls mark the end of the Rideau River's journey from the St. Lawerence River. Although not as spectacular as Hog's Back Falls, the Rideau Falls are still picturesque in their own right, especially when they are shimmering lit up at night. The falls are located in Rideau Falls Park, within walking distance of 24 Sussex Drive and Rideau Hall.
The Ottawa Memorial or the Commonwealth Air Force Memorial is erected in the honor of valiant heroes who lost their lives in World War II. These were the soldiers who served the Commonwealth Air Forces in Canada or were a part of the Caribbean and United States forces.
Established in 1873, Beechwood Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in the country, and one of the largest in Ottawa. Spread across 64.7 hectares (160 acres), Beechwood Cemetery has graves belonging to numerous Canadians, from war heroes to a regular citizen. In 2009 this cemetery was deemed National Cemetery of Canada by the parliament. It also boasts of two more designations: Royal Canadian Mounted Police National Memorial Cemetery and National Military Cemetery of Canada.
This large, luxurious park is a local favorite; its large green expanses, tennis courts, picnic areas and a winter skating rink provide its patrons with a variety of options for outside fun! The park is also home to many a critter; one can easily spot muskrats, herons or turtles here on a lucky day! Stop by for a stroll!
Linked with the New Edinburgh Park, Stanley Park is not as famous as its counterpart. It was closed for environmental cleanup for a couple of years and reopened in 2012. This riverside park features a lagoon, a sculpture trail and dog zone where you can unleash your pet.
Located in Gatineau, the Jacques Cartier Park is an ideal park for kids in the area. Located very close to the National Gallery of Canada which is across the river, it was named after the French explorer Jacques Carter. This venue also offers to host a variety of events, music and dance shows, activities and entertainment for children. For more information and details, check out the website or call ahead.
Overlooking the Ottawa River, sits the majestic Earnscliffe manor. This beautiful mansion was the house of prominent personalities like Sir John A. Macdonald, first Prime Minister of Canada, and currently is home to the British High Commissioner to Canada.