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.

Strategic objectives for Gatineau Park

Meech Lake

Meech Lake

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

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 phases:  

Phase 1: 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 October 26, 2017 (Gatineau)

  • Online survey from October 19 to November 12, 2017  

Phase 2: Vision, Principles and Strategic Directions (Winter 2018)

  • PAC meeting in January 2018

  • Workshop in February 2018

  • Online survey in February 2018  

Phase 3: Concept and Zoning (Spring 2018)

  • PAC meeting in May 2018

  • Presentation and workshop at the end of May 2018  

Phase 4: Final Plan (Fall 2018)

  • PAC meeting in August 2018


Gatineau Park Master Plan renewal

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