Gatineau Park Master Plan

The Gatineau Park Master Plan is the long-term plan for the development, use and management of Gatineau Park, the Capital’s conservation park. The plan envisions Gatineau Park as a model for protecting natural and cultural heritage.

Public consultation

We would like to hear your thoughts and ideas about the Park’s future.

The NCC invites you to take part in a workshop to discuss the renewal of the Gatineau Park Master Plan. This exercise will lead to the development of a key planning document that will outline a 50-year vision for the Park, and guide the Park’s management over the next decade. 

Ottawa Workshop

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Delta Hotels by Mariott Ottawa City Centre, 101, Lyon Street North, Ottawa

Gatineau Workshop

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hotel Crowne Plaza Ottawa-Gatineau, 2, Montcalm Street, Gatineau

A survey will be available from October 19, 2017 to November 14, 2017.

Online Survey

Gatineau Park Master Plan Renewal

Gatineau Park Master Plan renewal

We will begin the renewal of the 2005 Gatineau Park Master Plan in 2017. Public and stakeholder consultations will take place in four stages:  

Current situation and opinions on the future of the Park (Fall 2017)

  • Public Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting on October 12, 2017  
  • Discussion workshop: October 19, 2017 (Ottawa) and November 1, 2017 (Gatineau)
  • Online survey from October 19 to November 14, 2017  

Vision, Principles and Strategic Directions (Winter 2018)

  • PAC meeting in January 2018 
  • Workshop in February 2018
  • Online survey in February 2018

Concept and Zoning (Spring 2018)

  • PAC meeting in May 2018 
  • Presentation and workshop at the end of May 2018  

Final Plan (Fall 2018)

  • PAC meeting in August 2018

Public Advisory Committee Members

The Public Advisory Committee (PAC), formed on October 12, will meet regularly throughout the process to be an important sounding board and to share in-depth information. It is composed of a balanced representation of various areas of interest for the Park, including the environment, heritage, recreation, residents and business.

Name

Community of interest

Sandra Beaubien      

Recreation

Jacques Dumont

Recreation

Janet Campbell

Recreation

Benoit Delage

Sustainable development

Nik Lopoukhine

Park management expert

Stephen Woodley

Environmental expert

Katharine Fletcher

Writer and historian

Gershon Rother

Local resident and Park volunteer

Michel Prévost

Historian

Sylvie Turcotte

Local resident

Tom Young

Local resident

Joanne Hamilton

Local resident

André Groulx

Regional tourism

Chris Chapman

Recreation industry

Sophie Routhier Leblanc       

Student

To be determined

Indigenous representative

Strategic objectives for Gatineau Park

The Gatineau Park Master Plan (2005) has six strategic objectives.

  1. Environment
    Conservation of the Park’s significant ecosystems and natural environments
  2. Recreation
    Recreational experiences that respect the Park’s environment
  3. Regional integration
    As the Capital’s conservation park, Gatineau Park contributes to local environmental goals and quality of life
  4. Heritage
    Enhancement of the Capital’s heritage resources in the Park
  5. National symbol and communication
    Gatineau Park represents a Canadian commitment to environmental conservation
  6. Management
    Park management approach focused on conservation
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Gatineau Park Master Plan renewal

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