Gatineau, Quebec -Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario neighbourhoods and nearby communities


Gatineau is the largest community on the Quebec side of the river, with a population of 105,000. Gatineau lies on the east bank of the Gatineau River and extends eastward to Templeton. It is connected to Ottawa via Autoroute 50 & 5, and by ferry to the east at Masson & Cumberland.
Gatineau also has an executive airport on the eastern end of town. The city has extensive parkland along the Ottawa River, including around Lac Beauchamp and around McLaren Bay. The Parc de la Baie is home to the annual Gatineau Balloon Festival, held each Labour Day.


The older parts of the community are those closest to the Gatineau River, best symbolized by the St-Francois-de-Sales church. Newer developments are to the east, between Lac Beachamp and the Executive Airport inlcude Templeton, with single family and row housing running $125,000 to $200,000. Similar homes in the north end of Gatineau, near the hospital and to Chelsea, are running $85,000 to $155,000.

Gatineau River Boats Docked Along Rue St Jean Baptiste


The community has 15 Catholic and 6 public elementary schools, with 2 Catholic high schools, and two public libraries. The College St-Alexandre de la Gatineau provides local post-secondary education, and the CEGEP in Hull is readily accessible. The other institutions, including Université du Quebec ŕ Hull and those in Ottawa are relatively remote.


Gatineau has a number of shopping malls, all clustered along Boulevard Maloney.

River View to St Francois De Sales


The community has an ice arena, two golf courses, two marinas along the Gatineau River, a beach at Lac Beauchemin and nearby at Leamy Lake, and in the winter there is outdoor ice skating on the frozen Lac Beauchemin.

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