Category: Outdoors





Three Outdoor Activities for Your Spring Bucket List

This past winter in Canada’s Capital was pretty epic, but, now that spring is finally here, it’s time to cross some items off your spring bucket list.

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Rideau Canal Skateway: Behind the ice

We are working on our 48th skating season. Did you know that the NCC has been maintaining the Rideau Canal Skateway since 1971? It first opened after a team of NCC employees, armed with brooms and shovels, cleared a small section of ice near the National Arts Centre. Over time, the length of the Rideau Canal Skateway grew, as did our knowledge of the science of ice.

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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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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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7 Greenbelt activities to add to your bucket list

Every time I visit Canada’s Capital Greenbelt, I create new memories. It’s a place where people are able to connect with nature, their loved ones and our nation’s capital. One of my goals at the NCC is to make the Greenbelt a place where shared stories and experiences create lasting memories.

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