The Gatineau Valley is located in the Outaouais administrative region, at the crossroads of the Laurentians and Abitibi-Témiscamingue regions.
With more than 20,500 inhabitants, the territory was developed along the Gatineau River and Route 105, which crosses it entirely from north to south.
The territory stretches nearly 250 km from south to north. Its most southern part is about a 30-minute drive from Gatineau-Ottawa. It includes the ZECs (Zones d’exploitation contrôlée – “Controlled Harvesting Zones”) Bras-Coupé-Désert and Pontiac, a part of the La Vérendrye wildlife reserve and of the Baskatong reservoir, as well as large forests, accounting for more than half of its area.
This region is blessed with natural resources; among other attractions, its bodies of water are of exceptional quality. It is therefore a privileged destination for tourists in search of adventures in the wild and of outdoor recreational activities such as hunting and fishing, among others.
Thanks to its cottage and tourist infrastructures, the region attracts nearly 40,000 seasonal residents in the summer.