Category: Gatineau Park

Gatineau Park winter season kicks off December 16

Get out your toques and mitts! Winter is here! With the recent snowfall, the cross-country ski, snowshoe and snow biking season will officially open on Saturday, December 16, 2017, in Gatineau Park, the Capital’s conservation park.

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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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Gatineau Park parkway network to close to motorists

The NCC's Gatineau Park parkway network (Gatineau, Champlain, and Fortune Lake parkways) will close gradually to motorists for the season on Sunday, October 22, 2017, as of 5 pm. We ask cyclists, roller skaters and pedestrians to exercise caution.

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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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Five tips to enjoy Gatineau Park and respect Park wildlife

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.

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Summer in Gatineau Park

My love affair with Gatineau Park began in the summer of 1982. I was a student, and had just landed my first real job as a nature interpreter. That means I’ve been exploring the Park and enjoying various recreational activities in every season for 35 years now. With the summer solstice just a few days away, I thought I would give you a brief overview of the main summertime activities awaiting your enjoyment, and let you in on five of my favourite things.

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Tick Safety in the Capital

The blacklegged tick, also called the deer tick, is present in the National Capital Region, and remains a concern due to the potential for it to transmit Lyme disease.

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It’s peregrine falcon nesting season in Gatineau Park

Gatineau Park is a natural treasure of Canada’s Capital Region and a habitat for many species at risk. As Gatineau Park biologists, my colleagues and I help ensure the protection of these species.

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The parkways are now open to motor vehicles

Gatineau Park moves into its spring and summer season. The opening of the parkways to motor vehicle traffic facilitates access to the park’s main attractions such as the Champlain lookout, Pink Lake and King Mountain. Let us share the road! Let us be cautious and show consideration of all who share the panoramic parkways with.

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