NCC Fall Rhapsody

Discover the Park in a new way! From September 29 to October 21, 2018.

Come and enjoy the spectacular fall colours on display throughout Gatineau Park. In addition to the popular spots in the Park’s southern sector, many other unique and fascinating places offer magnificent views — as well as being great spots to have a picnic in nature, take a walk in the woods or enjoy a bike ride. And, you’ll encounter far fewer people there during the week.

Special Activities

On Fall Rhapsody weekends, a variety of special events and activities are taking place. You can get a taste of local flavours, watch artists at work, chat with our nature interpreters and meet local merchants.

Folk Picnic and Kites in Meech Creek Valley

Folk Picnic and Kites in Meech Creek Valley

September 30, 2018
Meech Creek Valley

Anishinabe Nibin (Algonquin Summer)

October 6 and 7, 2018
Gatineau Park Visitor Centre

Pontiac Country Fair

Pontiac Country Fair

October 6 to 8, 2018
Luskville Falls

Nature Days

Nature Days

October 13 and 14, 2018
Philippe Lake

Activities are organized in cooperation with the municipalities of Chelsea, La Pêche and Pontiac, and the regional Algonquin community.

Fall Rhapsody Map

Free NCC shuttle

One of the routes goes to Pink Lake, King Mountain and Champlain Lookout, along with other destinations, directly from downtown Ottawa and Gatineau. The other route runs between Champlain Lookout and Camp Fortune, where you can take a chairlift to the top, get a taste of adventure at the aerial park or enjoy Sunday brunch.

Launch the Interactive Map

The free NCC shuttle is organized in partnership with the Société de transport de l’Outaouais and Camp Fortune.

Show us your best Fall colours in the Capital

One winner will receive an overnight stay in a four-season tent at one of the Gatineau Park campsites.


Experience the charms of the Capital Region with these 15 fall activities

Add these activities to your calendar, and experience the charms of the Capital Region this fall.

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.

Why do leaves change colour?