Why Gatineau?

A strategic geographic position


Gatineau is located at the heart of Canada’s two largest provinces, Ontario and Quebec, and is situated across the river from Ottawa, the National Capital. The combined Gatineau-Ottawa population forms the fifth largest urban agglomeration in the country, with nearly 1.3 million inhabitants.

Recognized as a gateway to Quebec, Gatineau is just across the river from Ottawa, 200 km from Montreal, 450 km from Toronto, and close to the East North Central US states, with their market of 100 million inhabitants, and representing about 40% of the industrial capacity of the United States.

Did you know?

With its geographic setting and clean environment, Gatineau has more sunny days than major cities like Montreal and Toronto.