Trip to Gatineau, Quebec


Gatineau, officially Ville de Gatineau, is a city in western Quebec, Canada. It is the fourth largest city in the province. Located on the northern bank of the Ottawa River, Gatineau is coextensive with a territory equivalent to a regional county municipality (TE) and census division (CD) of the same name, whose geographical code is 81. It is the seat of the judicial district of Hull (the oldest non-native settlement in the National Capital Region). 

Gatineau is popular for its two main attractions: the Canadian Museum of History and the Casino du Lac-Leamy. It is also known for it many parks, well gardened playgrounds and resting spaces. Nightlife within the city of Gatineau is mostly centered in the "Vieux-Hull" sector behind the Federal office complexes of downtown. The area features many bars and restaurants within a stone's throw from Ottawa. It is a popular spot for young Ontarians as the legal drinking age in Quebec is 18 (as opposed to Ontario's 19).

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