The Outaouais region of Quebec is as contrasting as it is complementary — ranging
from the urban centre of Gatineau to its expanses of forests, hills and valleys that
offer an easy escape from the city. With thriving bilingual communities, proximity to
the Canadian capital of Ottawa and urban and rural areas offering a high quality of
life, it’s no surprise that interest in the Outaouais region — and its real estate — is
on the rise.
Located on the north side of the Ottawa River opposite Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, Outaouais is a region of western Quebec that includes the city of Gatineau, the Pontiac region and the town of Maniwaki.
It’s a region of complementary contrasts. On one hand, the city of Gatineau is an important business and government centre due to its proximity to the national capital. Several federal and provincial government agencies and ministries, including the Canadian International Development Agency, Public Works and Government Services Canada and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada are headquartered here, providing a stable economic base. The Outaouais region is also one of the fastest growing high-tech hubs in Canada.
At the same time, the Outaouais region’s nearby lakes, valleys, hills and forests provide easy access to activities ranging from hiking, canoeing, camping and fishing, to skiing, dog sledding and snowmobiling. The influence of its natural beauty also permeates the lifestyle in its communities, which boast an abundance of green space and cycling paths that help shape a high quality of life.
At the same time, the region offers a diversity of real estate options to families, retirees and real estate investors, ranging from the urban to the rural and from the luxurious to the affordable. Whether you’re looking for a modern condo in urban Gatineau, a private vacation retreat for your family or a secondary home in a rural setting, our Outaouais real estate experts can help you find the perfect place to match your needs.