Sitting right along the Ottawa River opposite Canada’s capital city is Gatineau; a small city with loads of character. Gatineau has all of the recreation, attractions and entertainment that any large city has, although it is much smaller.
Tourists often miss out on the city, visiting Ottawa instead, but there is so much to see and do here. It is well worth crossing the river and spending a few days here. Gatineau is filled with parks, has a vibrant nightlife, numerous attractions and some exciting annual events. If you are in the area, you should not miss the chance to discover the city a little bit and enjoy all that it has to offer.
Lets explore the best things to do in Gatineau:
1. Wander around Canada’s most visited museum
The Canadian Museum of History is the city’s star attraction and the one not to miss. The museum explores the history of the country and its cultural diversity.
Not only is it a museum, but it is also a major research centre, with its staff being experts in Canada’s archaeology, history, folk culture and more. It also happens to be one of the oldest cultural institutions in all of North America.
There are three permanent galleries at the museum; the Grand Hall, Fort People’s Hall and Canada Hall. It is also home to a large IMAX theatre.