Category: Gatineau Park



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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Gatineau Park Visitor and Economic Impact Study

The NCC conducted the Gatineau Park Visitor and Economic Impact Study from September 2015 to August 2016.

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