Gatineau Park Visitor Centre

The Gatineau Park Visitor Centre is located in Chelsea. Information officers are on-site to provide helpful tips and advice. You’ll also find an exhibition on ecosystems, as well as passes, maps and souvenirs for sale, washrooms, a water fountain, a meeting room and a dining room. Free Wi-Fi. Accessible.

Visitor Centre Hours

May 1 to October 31

Daily, 9 am to 5 pm

November 1 to April 30

Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm

Holiday hours

Closed on December 25
Extended hours from December 26, 2019 to January 3, 2020: 9 am to 5 pm


33 Scott Road, Chelsea, Quebec J9B 1R5
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

Email address

#Driving to Gatineau Park

From mid-May to the last Sunday in October, roads and parkways in Gatineau Park are open to motor vehicles.

During this period, the parkways are closed to motor vehicles as follows:

From the last Sunday in October to mid-May, the parkways are closed and used as cross-country ski trails.

Municipal roads such as Chemin du Lac-Meech, Kinsmere Road, Swamp Road and Barnes Road remain open year-round.

  • Attention: Rehabilitation work and addition of bike lanes in both directions on de la Mine Road.

Click here for more detailed information about parkway closures.

#Transit to Gatineau Park $

NEW: Experience Gatineau Park from downtown Ottawa with the Parkbus shuttle service. It will be offered on eight Saturdays in August and October, in partnership with the NCC.

Explore stops along the parkways: Saturdays, August 3 and 31

Discover Philippe Lake: Saturdays, August 17 and 24, October 5, 12, 19 and 26

Buy a summer season parking pass

Access to the National Capital Commission’s parks is free year-round. In the summer, there is a parking fee at the beaches and the Mackenzie King Estate.

Buy a winter trail pass

You can purchase a daily pass, or save with a season pass. Gatineau Park season pass holders also enjoy exclusive benefits at more than 20 partner locations and retailers.