Cross-Country Ski Routes

Plan your ski outing with some of these recommended ski routes.

Cross-Country Ski Conditions and Trail Network Map

Cross-country ski conditions

Trail conditions are frequently updated on this map, which also indicate the locations of starting points and day shelters. Plan your outing according to your level, type of activity and the amount of time you wish to spend in the Park.

Cross-country skiing in Gatineau Park

Gatineau Park has one of the largest networks of cross-country ski trails in North America. You will find over 50 trails, varying in difficulty (rated from easy to most difficult). Enjoy classic cross-country skiing and skate skiing in a beautiful conservation area, located just minutes from downtown Ottawa–Gatineau. The Park’s rolling and hilly terrain (320-metre [1,050-foot] vertical drop) is ideal for ski touring.

  • Over 200 kilometres of trails for classic cross-country skiing, which includes over 125 kilometres of trails shared with skate skiers, and 53 kilometres of back-country ski trails
  • Trails patrolled by professional and volunteer patrollers
  • Ski conditions and interactive map updated regularly
  • 14 parking lots
  • 3 starting points accessible via public transit: parking lots P1 and P2 via STO buses (daily), and parking lot P17 via Transcollines (weekdays)
  • Waxing table at the Sugarbush Shelter, near the Visitor Centre
  • 11 day shelters, each equipped with a wood-burning stove, picnic tables and outhouses
  • Ready-to-camp units and winter campsites available to rent for overnight stays
  • Cross-country ski equipment rental is available at some retailers in the region
  • Trails accessible with fee
  • Self-serve purchase of daily passes at all starting points (parking lots) and at the Visitor Centre
  • Season passes with many exclusive benefits and discounts; on sale at the Visitor Center and online

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    Winter accommodations

    This winter, extend your outdoor adventure by spending the night in Gatineau Park.

    Gatineau Loppet

    Gatineau Park hosts the Gatineau Loppet, the only official Worldloppet competition in Canada.

    FAQ : Cross-country ski trails maintenance and grooming



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    • Over 200 kilometres of trails for classic cross-country skiing, which includes over 125 kilometres of trails shared with skate skiers, and 53 kilometres of back-country ski trails
    • A 5.5-kilometre training course with gradients meeting FIS standards
    • Primary trails groomed at least four times a week; five grooming machines in operation during the season
    • Trails patrolled by professional and volunteer patrollers
    • Ski conditions and interactive map updated regularly