Located only 13 minutes from Ottawa (9.5 km) and 2h04 from Montreal (203 km), this sector is the perfect place to build a home in the Gatineau region.
This sector, which lent its name to the city of Gatineau, initially had a few villages, the oldest of which dates back to 1830. The sector’s vast territory boasts many architectural treasures that are still in excellent condition, such as Collège Saint-Alexandre (1907), as well as the Moulin neighbourhood (1926), which contributed to the growth of the forestry industry and education.
The aboriginal peoples used the Gatineau river for centuries. This waterway played a crucial role in the 17th and 18th centuries, as one of the great routes in the fur trade. Then during the 19th and 20th centuries, the river was transformed into the main artery for the timber trade.
The Ottawa River is bordered by another important waterway structure, protected wetlands that are home to an abundance of remarkable species of flora and fauna. The Quebec government is working to create a wildlife sanctuary, to protect and develop the region’s marshes and swamps. This sanctuary will probably be extended from McLaurin Bay to the borders of the Plaisance National Park. The natural air is currently home to 13 species of birds designated as a priority by the North American Bird Conservation Initiative.
As for services, if you’re considering new construction in Gatineau, you have nothing to worry about. Everything is at your fingertips here!
Public transportation is provided by La Société de transport de l’Outaouais.
The Gatineau sector conveniently has its own hospital, located in the downtown on Boulevard La Vérendrye Ouest.
There is a sufficient number of schools, to serve the population well:
In terms of restaurants, there’s a lot of choice and variety. For example, Ben & Florentine, La Belle et la Boeuf, Resto Bistro Rumeur, Portugalos Restaurant, Resto-Bar La Drave, Haru Izakaya, Restaurant L’académie, Restaurant Meule et Caquelon, Shaker Cuisine & Mixologie and Sterling.
On boulevard du Carrefour, you will find the Centre de préservation de Gatineau de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada. For this crown jewel of preservation, a beautiful steel and glass building was built to house the conservation laboratories and the many vaults which protect the most valuable documents in Canadian history. Other government buildings recall the important role of government administration in the region’s economy.
Are you considering new construction in Gatineau? You will definitely not be bored, as the area is full of exciting activities to discover!
The area’s residents benefit from Parc du Lac-Beauchamp for camping, walks along the lake, hiking and winter sports such as cross-country skiing. Thrillseekers will love the activities provided by Parachute GO Skydive.
Several great activities are offered at the Centre Sportif de Gatineau.
Check out Tourisme Outaouais website for more ideas of exciting things to do in this sector and region throughout the entire year.
Since Construction Lavérendrye is a leading property builder in Gatineau, don’t hesitate to contact us for our opinion on the best new building opportunities in this sector.