My earliest memories are of spending time in the outdoors and feeling happy. As a young child, I spent summers with my family at the Philippe Lake campground in Gatineau Park. It’s fitting that today I find myself working for the NCC as a nature interpretation program officer in Gatineau Park.
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.
Gatineau Park is the Capital’s conservation park, and we are proud to welcome 2.6 million visits per year. Regardless of the activity that you enjoy in the Park, it is important that you always be aware that the area is first and foremost a wildlife habitat.
Here are five tips for Gatineau Park users to help respect the Park’s wildlife.