Welcome to the magnificent Outaouais region, where over 33,000 km2 of beautiful winter landscapes await you, including the famous Gatineau Park. Winter here has plenty to offer, whether your sport is downhill or cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skating, dogsledding, ice fishing, or an aerial park treetop workout!



Stay in one of the OFFICIAL HOTEL of the Gatineau Loppet and you’ll get some great benefits!


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For information about things to do and see, where to stay, what to eat in the Ottawa-Gatineau region, visit the websites of OUTAOUAIS TOURISM and Ottawa Tourism

Gatineau Park

Explore the forests, meadows, valleys, lakes, and rivers of GATINEAU PARK on one of North America’s most extensive cross-country ski trail networks. With close to 200 km of impeccably groomed trails, rated and marked by level of difficulty, you can ski classic style or ski-skate, then grab a snack in one of the park’s eight heated shelters.

Canadian Museum of History

Canada’s most visited museum is also one of the most innovative. Come see the striking Grand Hall—the focal point of the museum, with the world’s largest indoor exhibition of totem poles—and tour 1,000 years of our history in the Canada Hall. Don’t leave without exploring the Canadian Children’s Museum, the Canadian Postal Museum, and the IMAX® Theatre—they’re all under the same roof.

Casino du Lac-Leamy

Modern and luxurious Casino du Lac-Leamy, in Gatineau (just five minutes from downtown Ottawa) has everything you could ask for:

  • Over 60 gaming tables and 1,800 slot machines
  • Dinner dances, bars and restaurants, including the renowned Le Baccara, recipient of the prestigious CAA-AAA Five Diamond Rating since 2001
  • Matinee and evening showtimes at Théâtre du Casino

Other links :

City of Gatineau

Société de transport de l’Outaouais

Ottawa public transportation







Ottawa International Airport
Arrival at Ottawa International Airport – Closest airport to the Gatineau Loppet. For shuttle information from the airport to downtown Ottawa phone (613) 248-2000 ext. 2161. You will have to take a taxi or the STO bus lines from downtown Ottawa to Gatineau as there is no direct shuttle to Gatineau from the Ottawa airport.

Pierre-Elliott Trudeau Airport, Montréal 
Arrival at Pierre-Elliott Trudeau Airport, Montreal, Quebec (2 hours from Gatineau-Ottawa)

Bus transportation
There are frequent daily Voyageur (Greyhounds) buses from Pierre-Elliot Trudeau Airport to Ottawa.

Station centrale d’autobus Montréal inc.
505, boul. de Maisonneuve Est, Montréal, PQ, H2L 1Y4
514 843-4231
Station Monday-Sunday (holidays included): 24 Hoursservice.
Greyhound Courier Express service:
Monday-Saturday : 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday : 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Holiday : 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ottawa Bus Terminal (1)
265, Catherine Street, Ottawa, ON, K1R 7S5
613 238-5900
Station hours:
Monday-Sunday : 5 a.m. – 2:45 a.m.
Holiday : 00:00 p.m. to 2 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.