Destination guide

Charming Gatineau will entice you

The area's museums and festivals are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Gatineau. Travelers 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-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, 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 vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Gatineau a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Gatineau. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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

Traveling 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 center.

Where to stay near Gatineau?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 306 house rentals near Gatineau. From 14 Cottages to 134 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Gatineau for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Gatineau:

  • Aylmer: 16 vacation rentals
  • Hull: 40 vacation rentals
  • Kanata: 306 vacation rentals
  • The Glebe: 52 vacation rentals
  • Vanier: 39 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Gatineau?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Gatineau. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Casino du Lac Leamy: 349 home rentals
  • Canadian Museum of History: 352 home rentals
  • Promenades de L'Outaouais: 355 home rentals
  • Gatineau Sports Centre: 358 home rentals
  • Maison du velo: 350 home rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Gatineau?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 14 Cottages in Gatineau. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Gatineau include:

  • Houses: 134 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 14 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 129 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Gatineau?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 38 vacation homes with pool available in Gatineau.

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