About La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau
La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau is situated in the Outaouais region, strategically positioned at the junction of the Laurentians and the Abitibi-Témiscamingue regions.
Some 20,543 inhabitants settled along the banks of the beautiful Gatineau River and today Highway 105 twists its way through the region from north to south.
Located less than 30 minutes from Gatineau-Ottawa, in the south, the territory stretches some 250 km to the north. It encompasses the ZEC Bras-Coupé-Désert and ZEC Pontiac, a section of the Réserve faunique La Vérendrye and the Réservoir Baskatong with its rich forests that cover over half of its area.
The forest industry, which is responsible for the development of our region, still plays a major role today.
This region has limitless natural attractions with abundant waterways legendary for their exceptional quality of water. It is a popular tourist destination for those who enjoy nature and practice outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing among other things.
During the summer season the population increases to virtually 40,000 people.