The NCC's Gatineau Park parkway network (Gatineau, Champlain, and Fortune Lake parkways) will close gradually to motorists for the season on Sunday, October 22, 2017, as of 5 pm. We ask cyclists, roller skaters and pedestrians to exercise caution.
The Plan for Canada’s Capital forum is a conversation about the future of our capital and the role all Canadians have to play in shaping it. Our goal is a capital in which all Canadians see a reflection of themselves and feel at home. The forum is held in partnership with The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS).
Each spring, close to a million tulips bloom in the gardens of Canada’s Capital. Our landscape architects have already designed clusters of tulips of different varieties, colours and sizes for 2018. Now it’s time to plant the tulips.
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.
I’ve spent my career managing parks of national significance. In my current role at the NCC, I’m responsible for the care and maintenance of more than 15 urban parks in the National Capital Region. What I like most about our urban parks is that they are home to hidden gems that tell a rich story of our culture and history. I also enjoy playing a part in making these spaces attractive and accessible to all.