If you're going to ask any true Ottawan where the best place to take photos is in Ottawa, they'll almost certainly tell you on the Gatineau side of the river. Away from the urban high-rises and the parliament buildings, you'll find a quieter, nostalgic and more rural lifestyle dwelling in vast green spaces.

There's plenty of spots to take pics in the city, from new and upcoming trendy restaurants to beautiful parks. But, if you're seeking nature or just some more off-the-grid pics, here's a list of 19 spots in Gatineau to take some photos for Insta:


La Cigale // 14 Chemin Scott, Chelsea, QC

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Chelsea Pub // 238 Chemin Old Chelsea, Chelsea, QC

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Biscotti & Cie // 6 Chemin Scott, Chelsea, QC

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Wakefield Covered Bridge // Wakefield, QC

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Luskville Falls // Luskville, QC

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Lac Leamy // Hull, QC

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Canadian Museum of History // 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau QC

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Mackenzie King Estate // Chelsea, QC

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Morrison's Quarry // Chelsea, QC

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Carbide Wilson Ruins // Gatineau Park, QC

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St. Stephen's // 212 Chemin Old Chelsea, Chelsea QC

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Le Forain // 189 Boulevard St. Joseph, Gatineau, QC

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Jacques Cartier Park // Hull, QC

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Aylmer Marina // Aylmer, QC

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Siberian Cat Cafe // 205 Chemin Old Chelsea, Chelsea, QC

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Lac Beauchamp // 741 Boulevard Maloney E, Gatineau, QC

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"The Odyssey" (Outside The Canadian Museum of History) //

100 Laurier Street, Gatineau QC

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Champlain Lookout // Gatineau Park, QC

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Pink Lake // Gatineau Park, QC

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