For 7,000 years, the Outaouais has been at the centre of a vast commerce network in North America. The Ottawa River, the longest in Quebec, has been a major “road” for copper, pelts, and timber, playing a crucial part in the country’s development. Les Chemins d’eau will take you in the steps of the explorers that have benefited from this river and its many tributaries. Immerse yourself in history at the Chutes Coulonge or Manoir Papineau, discover the natural riches of the Outaouais as you glide through its marshes aboard a hovercraft, or roam through the exhibition of Gatineau’s museums. Les Chemins d’eau, a unique way to discover the Outaouais’ many faces.