The Outaouais has two sides as markedly different as they are attractive. There's the urban sophistication of Gatineau, located on the Ottawa River across from the Canadian capital: a city peppered with green spaces, cycle paths, major exhibitions and other exciting events. In contrast, there's the thrill of the great outdoors, a mere stone's throw from town: the hills, valleys and forests that become a different adventure playground each season, with a panoply of activities from canoe-camping, cave tours, hunting and fishing, skiing and—for hardy souls—rafting, dogsledding, or snowmobile excursions!