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Trail Network Map and Conditions

Trail Conditions

Exploration and discovery await!



Enjoy a walk through a magnificent snowy forest in a conservation area just minutes from downtown Ottawa–Gatineau. You will find 60 kilometres of snowshoe trails, varying in difficulty (rated from easy to difficult). Bring your own snowshoes, or rent ours!

  • 60 kilometres of trails, ranging from easy to difficult
  • 8 starting points, providing access to 14 trails
  • 8 trails (29,5 kilometres) shared with snow bikers
  • 2 easy trails, accessible from the Visitor Centre
  • Trail maintenance undertaken before and during the season
  • Trails patrolled by professional and volunteer patrollers
  • Trail conditions and interactive map updated regularly
  • 8 parking lots
  • 4 starting points accessible via public transit: parking lots P1 and P2 via STO buses (daily), and parking lot P17 and the Visitor Centre via Transcollines (weekdays)
  • Day shelters, each equipped with a wood-burning stove, picnic tables and outhouses
  • Rest areas with fire pits and benches
  • Ready-to-camp units and campsites available to rent for overnight stays
  • Snowshoe rental available at the Visitor Centre (adult and child sizes)

Snowshoe Rentals

Snowshoes can be rented at the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre in Chelsea.

  • Monday to Friday, 9 am to 2:30 pm (last rental); must be returned by 3:30 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 3:30 pm (last rental); must be returned by 4:30 pm

2018-2019 Rates

Per hour : $9
Per day : $28
Overnight* : $40

* Camping guests only. Snowshoes must be returned by 1 pm the following day. Taxes included. Trail access not included. 
Per hour : $7
Per day : $19
Overnight* : $40

* Camping guests only. Snowshoes must be returned by 1 pm the following day. Taxes included. Trail access not included.

Camping and accomodations

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

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