Get to know our forests, lakes, woods and meadows dotted with cheery farmhouses and charming villages.
Nature is all around us in the Outaouais, a region between Montreal and Ottawa known for its rugged beauty. Wild and rural, and truly spectacular come autumn with the fiery changing leaves reflecting on placid lakes, this area is all about outdoor adventures of all kinds.
Watch bison and bears roam on a wildlife safari at Parc Omega. Take a boat trip along Canada’s second-largest waterway, the Ottawa River, or park your yacht at our 110-slip resort marina May to October. Motor along a scenic self-tour to artisan distilleries, family farmsteads, a mom ‘n pop fromagerie with tempting cheeses and boutique wineries. Spend an afternoon strolling quaint Montebello, a traditional village with French-Canadian charm a short walk from Le Château Montebello.
And on the resort in summer and fall, play squash, croquet and tennis, go canoeing, biking, fishing, play golf and hike our nature trails. In winter and spring, try curling, dog sledding, snow shoeing, ice skating outside in the frosty air or tobogganing. Splash and swim in the expansive resort heated pools all year long.
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EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF MONTEBELLO
Join us for a finger-licking barbecue party outdoors in summer, fall harvest and wine tasting festival, or lavish Easter brunch buffet and egg hunt around the property for the kids. Come for a classic Canadian Christmas and toast the season by the giant tree all decked out in tinsel and twinkle lights or a glitzy black-tie New Year’s eve gala and dance. Ride a horse-drawn sleigh through the snowy woods to a sugar shack to celebrate the maple syrup season. We host a huge array of themed events and holiday festivities at the Château year-round.LEARN MORE
It’s truly a thrill to see a gray wolf trotting by a few feet from your car window or an elk buck up close with a full rack of antlers. Take a Quebec wildlife safari, spotting free-ranging moose, elk, bison, black bears, owls, bald eagles and even elusive wolves in their natural environment. Feed the goats and pigs, pet spotted Bambis and ride ponies. Open all year, Parc Omega houses both indigenous creatures and domestic critters on its 2,200-acre preserve. You can also picnic and hike on the property.LEARN MORE
Go on a trophy fishing excursion for rainbow and lake trout, bass and Northern Pike, at one of the province’s top angling destinations. Spanning 65,000 untamed acres filled with lakes, rivers, forest and rushing waterfalls, Kenauk Nature is one of the oldest and largest private fish and game reserves in North America. Meet staff naturalists and biologists at the onsite fish hatchery that houses 50 animal species and 200-plus bird varieties alone.LEARN MORE
Peruse local designers’ fashions or try some artisan chocolate. Sample Quebec’s famed farmstead cheeses on fluffy loaves of fresh-baked bread and take home some local vintages. Shop antiques, leather goods and art gallery finds. With its 1870s vintage brick homes, steepled church and old-fashioned main street, the sweet village of Montebello, just a short jaunt on foot or by bike from the resort, makes for a delightful day of retail therapy.LEARN MORE
Enjoy poutine, burgers and frites on the patio with a river view, glasses of local wine over cheesy pizza or a cozy dinner out at a neighbourhood bistro getting to know the locals. Lunch at a sidewalk café, dine on Italian favourites or meet friends for a relaxed evening at a classic gastro-pub. Soon you’ll feel like one of the regulars in this friendly small town.LEARN MORE
LOCAL & REGIONAL ATTRACTIONS
Trek to picturesque waterfalls at Plaisance National Park, known for having a little bit of everything: an extensive network of trails to hike, cross-country ski or snowshoe, pretty beaches, paddling… At Voyageur Provincial Park, you can canoe or kayak the lake, go boating, mountain biking or just laze on the sandy beach. Visit Montebello’s historic church, Église Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours, or tour the National Historic Site of Manoir-Papineau, a European-style 1850s manor house and former private residence overlooking the river and surrounded by enchanting landscaped gardens. One of the region’s most treasured heritage landmarks, it’s conveniently located on the resort grounds. Go on a self-guided gourmet foodie tour or spend an afternoon sightseeing on two wheels.LEARN MORE
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