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Montreal to Gatineau Trip Summary
Pick up location in Montreal
Near: Station Berri-UQAM (Berri / Ste-Catherine)
Drop off location in Gatineau
1st stop: Ottawa (600 Cumberland St, K1N 6N7)
212 Km (131.731 miles)
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Departure from Montreal
Arrival to Gatineau
Why Montreal To Gatineau with TourExpress?
There are number of reasons to choose TourExpress for your Montreal to Gatineau Bus, Automobile, Minivan & Van Shuttle trip. We ensure that our passenger transport service is of high standards, while keeping cleanliness, cost, safety, punctuality and greener travel our highest priority.
Always Fresh & Clean
For the safety and health we clean and disinfect our vehicles after every trip. All our customers are asked to check temperature check before onboarding.
Always On Time
Our service is always on time. We take our customers urgency very seriously and ask other passengers to be on time too.
All our vehicles for your Montreal to Gatineau trip are tested daily before and after trip, to ensure there are no breakdowns on the way for your ride share.
We are child friends service, we ask our customers to call us before booking the ticket to ensure we provide best service. At the moment we advice to bring your own car seat for your little ones.
Our shuttle, vans, and bus to Gatineau from Montreal trip prices are carefully crafted. We ensure our rates are competitive with other travel services from Montreal to the Gatineau route.
Our drivers are certified and careful, we ensure your Montreal to Gatineau drive or trip is safest. We are confident that you will enjoy your Montreal to Gatineau Tour.
15 Fun Things To Do on Your
Montreal to Gatineau Trip
Montreal to Gatineau Trip
Located just across the Ottawa River, Gatineau is a very beautiful city filled with loads of character. It’s small compared to other tourist destinations in Canada but has everything you need to have a great time with your friends and family. Gatineau is Quebec’s fourth-largest city, it’s a must-visit place for nature and history lovers. Book a Montreal to Gatineau bus, train, or shuttle service with TourExpress and visit this amazing rich Canadian city today.
Some tourists miss this place because they think it’s a small town but we assure you that it’s well worth crossing the river and spending a few days here. Home to some of the best museums and several attractions, you should definitely explore this city and enjoy all that it has to offer. Book a day trip or a one-night stay with 2 days to explore the city.
1. Museum of History
This museum is one of the top and most beautiful attractions of this city. Standing on the Gatineau riverbank, this stunning museum has a collection of million artifacts. There are three galleries inside this museum, each is dedicated to a different part of history. It’s also a research centre and IMAX theatre.
2. Children’s Museum
Visiting Gatineau with your kids? Take them to the Canadian Children’s Museum inside the Canadian Museum of History. Your kids will learn so much about different countries and their cultures without even setting a foot in an airplane. There are cafes and markets in every country’s section making it easy for them to learn.
3. Mackenzie King Estate
In the heart of Gatineau Park, you’ll find the stunning Mackenzie King Estate where you can explore historical ruins, walk through romantic gardens, and relax in the Mackenzie King cafe and tea room. You can also take a guided tour of this place if you’re interested to know more about the history.
4. The Gatineau Hills
If you’re in the mood for a little adventure then go skiing in the magnificent Gatineau Hills. You’ll find various ski trails all over the hill, some are even lit for night skiing. Head to Camp Fortune Ski Aerial Park if you prefer downhill skiing. In summer, you can enjoy ziplining and amazing scenery.
5. The Gatineau Park
Not only Gatineau Park is one of the largest outdoor playgrounds in this country but also is a great place to spend a relaxing time with your friends and family. In winter, you can enjoy skiing and in summer, you can go hiking and mountain biking in this park.
6. Air Balloon Festival
Every year in early September, Gatineau’s Bale Park is filled with tourists and balloonists to celebrate the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival. Colourful balloons take over the sky making a stunning view. You can also go for a ride on a hot air balloon for a unique fun experience.
7. Jacques Cartier Park
Built in the early 19th century, Jacques Cartier Park hosts various outdoor events, including; Canada Day, Winterlude, and much more. It’s home to two historic buildings which now serve as a cultural education centre. Enjoy the snow playground in winter or go on a bike ride in summer for an amazing time.
8. Wildlife At Parc Omega
Explore wildlife by visiting the most famous Parc Omega. You’ll get to see wolves, bears, and many other animals in this place. You’ll also be greeted by a bunch of friendly deer upon arrival. Whether you go on a day trip or decide to stay, you’re up for a great time in Parc Omega.
9. Head to beach
In summer, the famous Leamy Lake opens for the public so everyone can head to the beach and enjoy swimming. If you’re not into swimming, just lie down, soak the sun, and have a great time. You’ll easily find washrooms, changing rooms, as well as picnic areas on this beach.
10. Trip To Wakefield
For picturesque views and peaceful vibes, make sure to take a day trip to Wakefield which is only 25-minutes away from Gatineau. You have to visit the covered bridge and the historic Maclaren Mill to get the full experience of this amazing town. It has a bohemian feel to it, you’ll love every second of your visit.
11. Belvédère Champlain
Only 26 kilometres away from the beautiful Gatineau Park lies the Belvédère Champlain which gives you a stunning view of the Gatineau hills. It’s also home to several endangered plant and animal species. In autumn, you’ll be amazed to see the orange and golden farms while hiking to the top.
12. Sunset at Aylmer Marina
If you’re a sunset lover then you’re in for a treat! In Aylmer Marina, you’ll get to see the most stunning sunset and sunrise over the water and behind the boats. You should also visit a bar or a restaurant in downtown Aylmer for a drink or a delicious meal.
13. Go Bike Riding
The best way to explore the beauty of Gatineau is to enjoy it on a bicycle ride. Gatineau is filled with bike trails, both within and around the city. You can easily rent a bike and roam around the city or cycle through some of the city’s beautiful parks, like Jacques-Cartier Park.
14. Wings of Canada
If you want to see old aircrafts or fly in one of those vintage gems, make sure to head to the Vintage Wings of Canada to make your dreams come true. Located at the Gatineau-Ottawa executive airport, it’s filled with combat (like P-51 Mustang and PT-19) and civilian aircrafts.
15. Join a ski marathon
To make your stay in Gatineau memorable, it’s a must to join the annual ski marathon! It’s a three-day marathon divided into 10 sections, and each section has different levels of difficulty. If you just want to have fun, you can do whatever section of the trail you like and leave the rest.
Montreal to Gatineau Trip FAQs
1 day or a day trip to Gatineau is probably enough to visit all attractions. Add 2 more days if you like to watch sunrise, sunset and night life. There is so much to visit and activities to do for all age groups.
In normal conditions or in low traffic conditions, the total driving time is 2 hours and 12 minutes. But this can change depending on rush hours or peak to low times. Please your trip accordingly and give yourself some room.
TourExpress shuttle van service is the cheapest to travel with. One Way bus ticket starts from CA$30.
TourExpress vans or shuttles arrive at Behind Mcdonalds on Maisonneuve/Allumettières (Gatineau) in Gatineau. This is our drop-off location or our vans arrive at this location in Gatineau.
You can travel to Gatineau from Montreal by Air, train or on a bus /van by road. TourExpress offers regular shuttle van transport services. Book your ticket here, and visit Gatineau soon.
Distance between Montreal (city centre) and Gatineau using highway or by road is approximately 184 km or 114 miles. Which approximately means 2 hours drive time at the average speed of 100km per hour.
TourExpress shuttle van departures are from Station Berri-UQAM (Berri / Ste-Catherine). Please book online before you go to the departure pickup point. Or you can buy tickets on the spot if you arrive at the pickup point before service starts. It is not guaranteed that you will get onboarded. To have peace of mind, please book online in advance.
A day and night trip to Gatineau is highly recommended. If you are young couple or travelling by yourself or want to go for a family trip with kids. There is plenty of exciting things to do and places to see in the day and night times in Gatineau. The city is not going to disappoint you. Check out out things to do section for ideas.
TourExpress van and shuttle service is a nonstop service most of the time, unless there is any passenger pick up or drop off in 15 mins stop at the Airport. There are no stops made in between anywhere or to pick up anyone on the way. Unless special arrangements are made with our customer services staff in advance. For drop-offs somewhere along the route, ask drivers if they can drop you off or not. It is the driver’s choice to help you with that, he/she may decide to not stop anywhere during the trip, for the safety of other passengers.
TourExpress offers competitive shuttle van ticket prices. Your one-way trip will cost you only CA $46.27 and a return ticket will cost you only CA $92.54.
In normal conditions or times van trips from Montreal to Gatineau can take Approximately 2h 15m. At peak times or during rush hours it can become upto 3h.
Montreal to Gatineau Trip Terms & Conditions
Luggage space is limited, you are allowed to bring 1 piece of luggage which weighs no more than 23 kgs. A piece of carry-on luggage such as a handbag or laptop carry case/backpack is allowed as well.
If you wish to travel with more than 1 piece of luggage, you can do so at an extra cost, please contact us for the additional baggage pricing. Showing up for boarding with additional bags without prior notification will lead to refusal of baggage loading in an event when the baggage loading area is full or will result in extra fees at higher costs.
Ticket Cancellation Policy
Purchased tickets cannot be cancelled or refunded however, they can be traded in for another journey up to 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the purchased tickets.
Tourexpress.ca will not be responsible for delays or cancellations caused by traffic, road conditions, weather or other causes over which we have no control.
All passengers need to arrive at least 5 mins before the scheduled time of departure and present their tickets at boarding for validation. You do not need to print the tickets, just present the Barcode sent in your email to validate.
Late arrivals will be not refunded and exchange of tickets will not be possible as well if the shuttle is missed due to late arrival.
* The free Wi-Fi is being shared by all the passengers, speed of connection might be affected due to area and signals. Activities that consume a lot of bandwidth, including streaming, are not possible.
*Arrival time mentioned on this page can be changed due to or subject to road closures, traffic jams, accidents or vehicle breakdowns.
For more information, contact us at info @ tourexpress.ca or call us on 514-228-2303