Located in the heart of the magnificent Outaouais region, Gatineau is easily accessible from all parts of Canada and the world.

By plane

The nearest airport to Gatineau (15 km) is the Ottawa International Airport.

Most major Canadian cities (Calgary, Charlottetown, Edmonton, Fredericton, Halifax, Moncton, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg…) as well as Boston, Chicago, New York and Washington are directly connected to Ottawa.

If you’re traveling from Europe, consider the new Air France direct flight from Paris CDG to Ottawa airport. More information on Air France flights to Ottawa here.

By train

Via Rail Canada offers rail services to Ottawa from all major Canadian cities, including Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto.

By car

From Ottawa: 5 interprovincial bridges connect the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau: the Champlain bridge, the Cartier-Macdonald bridge, the Portage Bridge and the Chaudière bridge. The interprovincial bridge (Alexandra) is unfortunately closed to traffic until September 2024.

From Montreal: take Highway 15 North, then Highway 50 to Gatineau. The trip takes about 2 hours.

From Toronto: take Highway 416 to Ottawa, then Highway 417 to Gatineau. The trip takes about 4 hours.

From Quebec City: take Highway 40 then Autoroute 50 to Gatineau. Travel time is approximately 4 hours.

For more information on transportation options in the Outaouais region, you can consult the following resources:


For complete tourist information, visit the Tourisme Outaouais website!