Ville de Gatineau
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Discover the public art trail in the heart of downtown Gatineau!

The Culture Trail winds through different public art pieces, including urban art, points of interest, and exhibition sites. It provides a platform to public art and local artists.

Enjoy a pleasant stroll through downtown Gatineau.

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Public artworks


Old Hull chronicles

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.

Poetry Trail

More than 30 extracts from poems by local poets are displayed on plaques attached to the facades of downtown businesses and organizations situated along the Culture trail. This project is run in collaboration with Vision centre-ville.

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A large part of the Culture Trail's program was made possible thanks to financial support from the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec (MCCQ).

About Gatineau

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.

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