Return to Pointe-Gatineau

Bunch of streets still to be discovered in parts of Pointe Gatineau, so off I went.

The bike path goes past this sturdy old stone building built by the Gilmour Hughson Lumber Company in 1892 at the eastern edge of Jacques Cartier Park. At present it is la Maison du Vélo, out of which a community group called Le Grenier du Petit Sportif lends bikes and provides other velo services.

La Maison du vélo

Once you cross the Lady Aberdeen Bridge you are in Pointe Gatineau.

Lady Aberdeen Bridge

I biked along some pleasant residential streets lined with single level homes, including this one that caught my eye for its immaculate layout of stones and grouting.

Stone house

On the way home I decided to try crossing the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge, something I would have never imagined possible as I’ve always considered the bridge being akin to the Queensway, until I happened across this Public Works questionnaire seeking out opinions on the re-design of pedestrian and bike lanes across the bridge.

Macdonald-Cartier Bridge

So, off I went…

On the bridge

….and I LOVED it! What a glorious expansive view of the river which I hope they don’t impede with the renovations. I’ll mention it when I fill out the questionnaire.

Author: ottawavelo


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