As one of the Capital’s main event parks, it hosts national festivities such as Canada Day and Winterlude.
This park is also great for cycling: from here, you can take the recreational pathway to the Capital’s downtown core, seek out nature at Leamy Lake or explore Gatineau Park — and beyond. In the park, you will find the Hull Marina, which has a public dock for sightseeing and watching the cruise boats.
Built in the 1930s, the park was named after Jacques Cartier, one of Canada’s early explorers. In the past, this area was a place to stop and camp before portaging around the Chaudières Falls.
Two buildings of historical interest can be seen in the park.
There are washrooms at Maison Charron and the Maison de vélo.
There is free parking in Jacques-Cartier Park and paid parking at the Hull Marina.