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Getting to Gatineau, Quebec

The Outaouais (Ottawa) River separates the two provinces of Quebec and Ontario within the National Capital Region, obviously languages variations and either side of the river operating from different Provincial Governments, but co-exist they do

For us on the Anglophone side of the Ottawa River,
to cross the MAPeC bridges does provide us a Francophone lifestyle, plsu buying wine and beer after hours from Depanneurs

Macdonald Catrier Bridge the first bridge on the east from the 416 highway past DFAIT and Ismaili Imamat, across the river then straight ahead for Route 5 or turn right to get to Route 50 that takes one to Laval/Montreal
The Royal Alexandra Bridge, is the Interprovincial Bridge is a steel truss cantilever bridge. What was once for CPR trains but also had a track for local electric trolley service between Ottawa and Hull, is not cars and pedestrian on the west deck is for pedestrians with a good view of the Parliament , Cnal Locks and Museum of History
Portage bridge is a continuation of the Wellington St past National Archives, the bridge cross over Victoria Island with the Old Mill on the right then the road continues under Place Portage
Rue Eddy Bridge is past Le Breton and the War Museum, over Chaudierre Island
Champlain Bridgeis the westernmost and upstream which is continuation of Island Parkway from The Queensway (417) past Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, Bate Island and into a T , that is Aylmer Drive, turn right take you to AlenanderTache Drive and entry to the Gatineau Park

regular visits

Canadian Museum of History was named Museum of Civilisation, but the iconic building complex remain Douglas Cardinal's masterpiece.
From outside or inside, there are aspects that take the breath away, the exhibits are absorbing.
On my last visit, the Morningstar painted by Alex Janvier and his son in 1993, all aptly explained in video and text

South Africa night Aug 2, 2003 ~ & the next ??

On Saturday, August 2 next a notable South African fireworks display team, Pyro Spectacular of South Africa, will be exhibiting their skills at the Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light show which runs from July 26 to August 9. The show will also feature competing teams from Germany, Italy and Australia.This South African team won top honours at previous shows in 2000 and 2001.
Details were given about the show on page C7 of the Thursday, July 10 edition of the Ottawa Citizen. Additional info is available at www.feux.qc.ca or by phoning 819-771-FEUX.
Tickets can be purchased from ticketmaster.ca or by phoning 613-755-1111

Winners: Les Grands Feux Loto Quebec, Quebec City
(2000 and 2001) and the Les Grands Feux du Casino du Hull

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Variety is the spice of life
  • Cons:wish i was fluent in French
  • In a nutshell:fun to enjoy our neighbouring provinces differences
  • Last visit to Hull: Feb 2015
  • Intro Updated Feb 9, 2015
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  • johngayton's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Missed out on both those shops :-( And only visited in winter and so no steam trains :-( Nice little page.

  • Dec 28, 2005 at 8:15 AM

    Quebec = FRENCH. Went I go in Ottawa (often) I speak english, in mexico, I would learn spanish. It's part of respecting the culture. BIG tip, if you decided to visit my province, learn french, we appreciat. Thx

  • Tolik's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2004 at 1:52 PM

    Lovely page indeed. Than you Ken

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2004 at 5:24 AM

    I see you are off to Quebec now. Hope to see some pics and tips soon. Let me know when they are added. Love Quebec City.

  • GrantBoone's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2004 at 4:30 AM

    Looks much nicer than our Hull Ken !!!!

  • Nobbe's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2003 at 7:26 AM

    Note sure where to find Hull, but it seems cool. =)

  • janika's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2003 at 8:49 PM

    Great warning tips about French only in Hull. Guess you ment bilingual imperative, right?! That means the same thing though... :)

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2003 at 10:40 AM

    Impressive chateau. good page.

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2003 at 12:06 PM

    good information and pics Ken

  • Madasabull's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2003 at 9:26 PM

    Some great information, and a really nice page.

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