|Gatineau (with population of over 242000 inhabitants) is a city in Western Quebec, Canada. Gatineau is located on the northern bank of the Ottawa River, immediately across from Ottawa, Ontario, and is located within Canada's National Capital Region. Ottawa and Gatineau comprise a single Census Metropolitan Area.
Gatineau is coextensive with a territory equivalent to a regional county municipality (TE) and census division (CD) of the same name, whose geographical code is 81.
A number of federal and provincial government offices are located in Gatineau, due to its proximity to the national capital, and its status as the main town of the Outaouais region of Quebec.
A policy of the federal government to distribute federal jobs on both sides of the Ottawa River led to the construction of several massive office towers to house federal civil servants in downtown Gatineau; the largest of these are Place du Portage and Terrasses de la Chaudière, occupying part of the downtown core of the city.
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As a tourist getaway that harmoniously combines the dynamism of the city and the proximity to nature, the Gatineau region invites you to discover its many charms and to explore both its natural and cultural highlights! Search Accomodations in Gatineau to find what you're looking for in our area.
Casino du Lac-Leamy hosts an international fireworks competition which opposes four different countries with the winner being awarded a Prix Zeus prize for the best overall show (based on several criteria) and can return in the following year. At the beginning of September, on Labour Day weekend, Gatineau hosts an annual hot air balloon festival which fills the skies with colourful gas-fired passenger balloons. Explore the Tourist Attractions during your visit.
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Gatineau Related Links:
City of Gatineau Official web site - http://www.ville.gatineau.qc.ca/
Municipal Services - http://www.ville.gatineau.qc.ca/services.htm
Canadian Museum of Civilization - http://www.civilisations.ca/visit/cmcvisite.aspx
Transport Gatineau - http://www.ville.gatineau.qc.ca/transport.htm
Gatineau Public Library - http://www.ville.gatineau.qc.ca/bibliotheque.en.htm
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