Gatineau's history is relatively recent. In the beginning, the land was inhabited by the Algonquin Anishinaabe people, and this trail passes through their unceded traditional territory. Some two hundred years ago, other people, each in their own way, started leaving their mark on the region, turning it over time into Quebec's fourth largest city. There is so much to tell! For these first chronicles, we focus on Old Hull, today known as Vieux-Hull, one of Gatineau's oldest sectors.
Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 291,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.