The Gatineau Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3.1 km / 1.9 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 2 hours to complete.
Click here for the complete details of Gatineau’s Tourist Scavenger Hunt.
What you’ll see
- City Hall
- Canadian Children’s Museum
- Canadian History Museum
- Ottawa River
- Jacques Cartier Park
- Fontaine Park
- New-France Virtual Museum
- Several monuments
- Outstanding views of Ottawa and Parliament Hill
- and much more
This scavenger hunt has a difficulty level of NORMAL.
It will take you a maximum of 2 hours to complete the activity.
Your group’s size should be between 2 and 6 people – but is not restricted to this. Children are welcome and will enjoy the various challenges.
After purchase, to begin your Gatineau scavenger hunt, direct yourself to Gatineau’s city hall (link to Google Map) at 25 Laurier St, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4C8, at the intersection of Victoria.
Once there, stand outside and log in to this website to begin your hunt (go to My Account).
Instructions will be supplied on-screen for directions and challenges, as well as some historical information and fun facts.
The region was visited by Étienne Brûlé, Nicolas Vigneau, and Samuel de Champlain in the 17th century. Fur traders from New France came here regularly to trade with the natives.
The city of Gatineau is young. It was born in 1800 with the arrival of Philemon Wright who initially named it Wright’s Town. The wood industry took off here in 1806 when the first wood train (floating logs) reached Quebec City.
When incorporated in 1875, it took the name of Hull. The region saw its population grow very quickly. It went from 90% English speakers in 1850 to 90% French speakers in 1920.
The city center of Hull was almost entirely destroyed by a great fire in 1900. This fire also damaged the Chaudière bridges.
Finally, it was only in 2002 during municipal mergers that its name changed to that of the region, Gatineau.
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