Its goal : simplify planning for your next outdoor adventure.
The idea of a tool promoting the quality of outdoor infrastructure in the region was one of the first priorities of the Outaouais Outdoors Action Plan (PAPA-O).
The PAPA-O was developed by a representative group of private and public actors. It is a blueprint to offer all citizens of the region the opportunity for regular access to the outdoors, in a rich natural and cultural environment. The Plan presents priorities and choices for concerted action.
Back to the project. The Index is a dynamic tool. It will continue to be enhanced and, over time, will add several more outdoor sites and activities to its database.
CONTRIBUTE TO THE OUTDOOR INDEX
You can help us improve the Outaouais Outdoor Index.
Write to us to suggest additions or make a request for your organization. The promotion of an outdoor activity on the directory is completely free, but requires a field inventory.
To do this, we have outdoor professionals who take care of visiting the sites to collect all the information needed and evaluate the quality of the outdoor experience. This inventory exercise is also free.
If the activity meets our quality criteria, it will be posted on the Index as soon as possible.
If the activity does not meet the Outaouais Outdoor quality criteria, we produce a report describing the areas for improvement and we offer support for the upgrade of the activity.
The “family” option in the search engine allows you to quickly find a site for your next family outdoor adventure.
The “family” sites have everything you need to facilitate an outdoor trips with your little adventurers.
- Easy to find site if it’s your first experience;
- Picnic area;
- Map of the trails at the reception;
- Activities that are not too challenging.
The “group” option in the search engine preferences allows you to quickly find a site for your next adventure with a group.
“Group” sites have all the criteria required for a school trip, a next meeting point for your outdoor club, or an excursion that you plan on guiding:
- Less than an hour’s drive between parking and hospital services;
- Meal area suitable for a groups;
- Ability to communicate with the site manager.