Gatineau walking tour

$50.00

Are you looking for what to do in Gatineau? A stroll through the Hull sector is an opportunity to learn about its history and discover all its attractions. You will have to solve challenges at each step to know your next destination.

Walk from the Maison du Citoyen to Jacques-Cartier Park, passing by the Canadian Children’s Museums and History Museum, as well as Fontaine Park, several monuments, and other sites. You will have fun taking on challenges.

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.

  • A fun learning experience
  • See the sights! 20 locations
  • Learn some local history
  • Challenge your knowledge
  • 24 varied challenges
  • Fun for all ages, kids included
  • Walk at your own pace: 3.1 km/1.9 mi
  • Pets allowed throughout the tour
  • Wheelchair and stroller accessible throughout
  • Start whenever you are ready, from your smartphone – no fixed schedule
  • Take as little time or as much time as you wish to complete your activity
  • Aussi disponible en français.

One Tourist Scavenger Hunt is valid for a group of up to 6 people.

Scroll below for additional details, including locations seen, and how to start the activity.

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Description

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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Additional information

Starting point

outside Gatineau's city hall at 25 Laurier St, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4C8, at the intersection of Victoria

End point

Ends at the start location

Sights seen

20 sites can be seen: important buildings, monuments, plazas & attractions

Challenges

24 varied challenges – all answers are available in front of your on-site, outdoors.

Duration

1 to 2 hours at normal walking pace

Required

Fully charged smartphone with internect access (data plan with LTE, 4G or 3G)

Distance

3.1 kilometers/1.9 miles

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