News release

December 7, 2023

Gatineau Park, the National Capital Region’s conservation park, is officially open for the winter season.

This year, our ski, snowshoe and winter bike network features 316 kilometres of trails. This includes the extended service lane for snowshoers and snow bikers on the Gatineau Parkway. Paid passes are required to access the trail network and can be purchased online, at the Visitor Centre or at trailhead parking lots.

Gatineau Park has activities for all visitors and outdoor experience levels. Plan a safe and fun outing with the NCC’s online resource—including activity-specific interactive maps—or stop by the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre to speak to an information officer and pick up a winter trail map. Subscribe to our newsletters and follow Gatineau Park on social media for the latest information on trail conditions and activities.

Following trail etiquette everywhere in Gatineau Park protects wildlife and ensures a safe experience for everyone. Visitors are asked to stay on the official, marked trail indicated for their activity.

Gatineau Park’s breathtaking views and unmatched serenity are unique. Let’s work together so everyone can enjoy this national treasure responsibly, year-round.

More ways to embrace your #WinterCapital

In addition to the vast network of trails in Gatineau Park, Ottawa–Gatineau boasts over 450 kilometres of trails for walking and hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, and snow biking as well as hills for tobogganing.

The NCC is proud to partner with community organizations like the Urban Winter Trails Alliance, that maintains over 100 kilometres of urban trails, to make winter more fun and accessible in the National Capital Region.

Our network of Greenbelt trails also spans over 150 kilometres, weaving through the unique landscapes of the National Capital Greenbelt. Take advantage of your outing to visit a farm such as the Mādahòkì Farm or The Log Farm, both offering seasonal activities for all ages.



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Media Information

Benoît Desjardins
NCC Media Relations 

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