Category: Blog

Winter activities in Gatineau Park

When I think of winter in Gatineau Park, the first word that comes to mind is “magical.” Ten years ago, when I left my native France, I never dreamed that winter could be this magnificent and spectacular. Today, I’m proud to be working for a conservation park like Gatineau Park.

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Imaging the City

New technologies are changing the way we imagine and understand the urban environment. On December 4, NCC’s Urbanism Lab teamed up with Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism to explore new dimensions of visualization in urbanism, landscape and design.

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Canada’s Capital and You: A Conversation in Toronto and Victoria

The Plan for Canada’s Capital forum is a conversation about the future of our capital and the role all Canadians have to play in shaping it. Our goal is for the Capital to be a place in which all Canadians see a reflection of themselves and feel at home. The forum was held in four capital cities across Canada, in partnership with The Royal Canadian Geographical Society(RCGS).

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A Legacy to Build On

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” —Leonard Cohen. I’ve always been a fan of this quote, because it reminds us that the point in looking back at past decisions is not to judge the past, but to learn from it.

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Conserving the Crown Collection for future generations

I’m the conservation and Crown Collection specialist for the Official Residences Branch at the NCC. In this role, I’m responsible for the preservation and safekeeping of the Crown Collection.

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Canada’s Capital and You: A Conversation in Charlottetown and Québec City

The Plan for Canada’s Capital forum is a conversation about the future of our capital and the role all Canadians have to play in shaping it. Our goal is a capital in which all Canadians see a reflection of themselves and feel at home. The forum is held in partnership with The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS).

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Tulip planting season is here

Each spring, close to a million tulips bloom in the gardens of Canada’s Capital. Our landscape architects have already designed clusters of tulips of different varieties, colours and sizes for 2018. Now it’s time to plant the tulips.

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Beautiful fall landscapes in the Gatineau Hills

I experienced my first Fall Rhapsody as a Gatineau Park employee in the fall of 1987. Now, in 2017, the upcoming Fall Rhapsody for Canada 150 will be my 30th — as well as my last as an employee, since I will be retiring in January.

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150 remarkable trees in the National Capital Region

I’ve spent my career managing parks of national significance. In my current role at the NCC, I’m responsible for the care and maintenance of more than 15 urban parks in the National Capital Region. What I like most about our urban parks is that they are home to hidden gems that tell a rich story of our culture and history. I also enjoy playing a part in making these spaces attractive and accessible to all.

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