Covering 36,131 hectares (361 square kilometres), the Park lies in an area where the Canadian Shield meets the St. Lawrence Lowlands and where the Ottawa River meets the Gatineau River. With its unique and diversified ecosystems and heritage features, Gatineau Park is a prime destination that attracts some 2.7 million visits each year.
Gatineau Park has one of the largest networks of winter trails in North America.
See the latest updates on ski conditions and grooming operations.
Take part in guided hikes with a nature interpreter, and discover Gatineau Park’s wildlife and ecosystems all year round.
The Mackenzie King Estate in Gatineau Park is a precious Canadian legacy. This 231-hectare country estate belonged to Canada’s 10th and longest-serving prime minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King. After spending almost 50 years...Visit Mackenzie King Estate
The Eardley Escarpment is home to the richest and most fragile ecosystem in Gatineau Park, primarily because of its geology and location. The Escarpment is the dividing line between the rock of the Canadian Shield, which covers more than...Visit Eardley Escarpment
Hike up Gatineau Park’s King Mountain Trail, and take in the spectacular view of the Ottawa River Valley. The 1.9-kilometre King Mountain Trail has interpretation panels and 10 lookouts.Visit King Mountain
Gatineau Park’s Lusk Cave is a superb marble cave and natural geological phenomenon that has been thousands of years in the making.Visit Lusk Cave
Pink Lake is Gatineau Park’s most outstanding lake, because of its unusual makeup. Of rare beauty, the lake and its surroundings offer the opportunity to relax while learning about the ecology of the site. Despite having the name “Pink,”...Visit Pink Lake
Do you wish to explore Gatineau Park by car or bike? Enjoy stunning views of the Ottawa Valley from scenic lookouts along the Champlain and Gatineau Parkways.Explore the scenic lookouts
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Gatineau Park winter passes are now available online.Buy now
Gatineau Park’s parkways and access roads are sometimes closed.Read more
Gatineau Park has one of the largest networks of cross-country ski trails in North America.Learn more
Grab your snowshoes, and enjoy a walk through a magnificent snowy forest in a conservation area just minutes from downtown Ottawa–Gatineau.Learn more
Jump on your fat bike, and come out for a winter ride in a scenic conservation area, located just a few minutes from downtown Ottawa–Gatineau.Learn more
Whether you are new to the activity or already an avid hiker, Gatineau Park is an excellent spot for a nature hike. With 165 kilometres of hiking trails, the Park has something for everyone.Walk in the nature
What animal made these tracks in the snow? How do animals survive in the winter? Take a free guided snowshoe hike with a nature interpreter, and find out.Learn more
Take an evening snowshoe hike with a Friends of Gatineau Park nature interpreter, and learn how plants and animals survive the many challenges of winter. This interpretation hike will cover approximately 3 km.gLearn more
Learn the basics of snowshoeing at this workshop — offered by the Friends of Gatineau Park on trails 60 and 61.Learn more
One of the best ways to explore Ottawa–Gatineau is by bike.Visit the Capital
Come and cool off at one of the many beaches in Gatineau Park. Relax and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the natural environment.Take the plunge!
Grab your fishing rod, and head out to Gatineau Park. You can fish in any lake in the Park, with the exception of Pink Lake, Harrington Lake (Lac Mousseau) and Édouard Lake. Don’t forget your Quebec fishing permit!Grab your fishing rod
Enjoy many scenic trails with your dog.Walk your dog
Grab your in-line skates and head for the hills!Grab your in-line skate
Take a break from your outdoor adventures at one of Gatineau Park’s 15 picnic areas.Take a break
The Eardley Escarpment in Gatineau Park offers 64 climbing routes on five rock faces that are accessible year-round. You can climb to a height of 300 metres, and enjoy a view overlooking the Ottawa Valley.Read more
Enjoy the tranquility of being in nature with a choice of guided and self-guided tours through some of the Capital’s most beautiful green spaces. Bring your class to explore the Great Outdoors in Gatineau Park.Plan your visit
How would you like to spend the afternoon canoeing on a lake surrounded by nature? Meech Lake, Philippe Lake and La Pêche Lake in Gatineau Park are perfect places for canoeing and kayaking.Read more
Make your camping stay a memorable one at Gatineau Park – just minutes from downtown Ottawa-Gatineau. Choose from over 300 campsites or book one of our popular ready-to-camp units.
33 Scott Road, Chelsea, Quebec J9B 1R5
May 1 to November 1
Daily, 9 am to 5 pm
November 2 to April 30
Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm
Closed on December 25
Extended hours from December 26, 2017, to January 5, 2018, 9 am to 5 pm
819-827-2020 or 1-866-456-3016 (toll-free)
TTY: 613-239-5090 or 1-866-661-3530 (toll-free)
Emergency Line (24 hours): 613-239-5353
P3 parking lot, Gatineau Parkway,
Open from May 20 to October 15, 2017
Weekends, 10 am to 5 pm
Weekends: 10 am to 5 pm
Labour Day: 10 am to 5 pm
Thanksgiving Monday: 10 am to 5 pm