TAKE A HIKE, GO FOR A RUN,
EXPLORE THE TRAILS OF THE
VALLÉE-DE-LA-GATINEAU
TAKE A HIKE, GO FOR A RUN,
EXPLORE THE TRAILS OF THE
VALLÉE-DE-LA-GATINEAU
TAKE A HIKE, GO FOR A RUN,
EXPLORE THE TRAILS OF THE
VALLÉE-DE-LA-GATINEAU

Get off the beaten path.
Take the road less travelled.

Mission
and objectives

The PERO supports the recreational tourism potential of the Vallée-de-la-Gatineau

• Collaborate and support the development of recreational tourism in the MRC.

• Contribute to the economic diversification of Vallée-de-la- Gatineau.

• Encourage development of non-motorized activities in the region.

• Contribute to the strategic positioning of the Vallée-de-la-Gatineau as an integral part of the Outaouais region.

Mission<br> and objectives
Obsevation deck, Parc des chutes, Denholm

orientations

Non-motorized tourism and eco-friendly initiatives are the principal considerations of the PERO.

• Support pre-existing initiatives and collaborate with our partners to make these initiatives successful.

• Find the necessary resources to ensure quality development in this sector of activity.

• Partner with municipalities to develop projects in non-motorized nature tourism.

• Develop alliances and cooperate with private sector organizations and companies.

• Develop strategies ensuring the long-term sustainability of activities and infrastructure.

guiding principles

In harmony with nature
In harmony with nature
Excellence
Excellence
Sustainable development
Sustainable development
Innovation
Innovation

TRAIL MAPS

The creation of the ‘Off the Beaten Path’ hiking trails emerged from a Val-Gatinoise consultation table which decided to define an intervention strategy aimed at giving the Gatineau Valley a brand image linked to its history. The forest has always defined this immense territory of 13,424 square kilometres with a present population of 20,000 grouped in two cities, 17 municipalities and two Algonquin communities, the first occupants of the territory.

What better way to discover the region than to explore the forest on foot, snowshoes or cross-country skis through a quality network of hiking trails, guided by informative signage that reflects the local themes and colours of our beautiful Vallée-de-la-Gatineau.

Municipal sharing of resources: a winning solution to ensure the sustainability of trails

A permanent, mobile maintenance team, trained according to criteria established by ‘Rando-Québec’ and supervised by PERO ensures the quality and durability of the trails.

The project encourages residents and visitors alike to get off the beaten path and to try something different by exploring a network of over 100 kilometers of trails found from north to south in the MRC.

Interested in exploring other parts of the Outaouais region?

Interested in exploring other parts of the Outaouais region?
Interested in exploring other parts of the Outaouais region?

Take a look at the Outaouais Outdoor Recreation Portal

THEMATIC ACTIVITIES

Not only do we maintain a network of forest trails but we also post interpretive signage and organize activities.
Coureur des Bois – Runner of the woods

Coureur des Bois – Runner of the woods

History books tell us how the 19th century timber trade played a major role in the development of the Vallée-de-la-Gatineau. But the fur trade was here long before logging, beginning with the” coureurs des bois” or ‘runners of the woods’, independent entrepreneurial traders who traveled the backwoods and forests of New France to trade with the First Nations peoples exchanging European items for furs. Three hundred and fifty years ago, Nicolas Gatineau explored our region on the river that now bears his name. This pioneer was one of the first coureur des bois to survey our territory and meet the native peoples.

PERO, with its partners, has organized an activity that reminds us of this important chapter of our history: Runner of the woods.

Questions about the Coureur des Bois Challenge? info@perooutaouais.ca

 

For details about August 18 see page 2

 

Subscription/payment

Individual membership

  • 25.00 $

‘Runner of the woods’ a 5 run challenge?

July 14th: lacs des Cèdres à Messines trail
August 18th: Parc des chutes à Denholm trail
September 8th : Ste-Thérèse-de-la-Gatineau trail
September 29th : chute Quinn à Montcerf-Lytton trail
October 19th : Mont Morissette à Blue Sea trail
  • 25.00 $/run
  • 100.00 $/challenge

Family rally

  • 10.00 $/person
  • 25.00 $/family

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