News Release

Published on October 21, 2021

Canada’s Capital Region—As Fall Rhapsody and the free NCC shuttles wrap up this weekend, it’s time to get ready for your favourite winter activities in Gatineau Park. This year, cross-country ski, snowshoe and snow bike enthusiasts can purchase their 2021–2022 season pass starting Tuesday, October 26. Reservations for winter camping and accommodations can be made starting November 1.

Season pass presale

From October 26 to November 30, take advantage of pre-season rates for cross-country ski, snowshoe and snow bike season passes. Get your winter season pass on the NCC’s website. As an extra incentive, Gatineau Park season passholders also receive:

  • a 50% discount on their daily pass at partner ski centres
  • two free daily passes for guests
  • a weekly e-newsletter with updates on trail grooming operations and trail recommendations to help you get the most out of your winter experience on one of the largest trail networks in North America.

Save the date: Winter camping and accommodations

After a popular summer camping season in Gatineau Park, you can experience the joys of winter in a tent or ready-to camp unit in the heart of Gatineau Park. Reservations for the 2021–2022 season will open on November 1 at 9 am on the NCC’s website. Winter accommodations fill up quickly: to get a head start, we encourage people to create an account ahead of time and to have a plan B, in case their preferred date or site is not available at the time of booking.

Reminder: Preparing Gatineau Park parkways for winter

As of Sunday, October 24, at 7 pm, Gatineau Park’s parkway network (Champlain, Gatineau and Fortune Lake) will be open exclusively for active use until the end of the winter season. Active users should exercise caution, as maintenance vehicles may be present at times on the parkways.

The risk of frozen and icy roads increases with lower temperatures and could cause safety hazards. To help protect the sensitive environment and vegetation, salt and sand are not used on Gatineau Park parkways. Starting October 25, the maintenance team will be preparing both the parkway and trail networks for the winter season.

Media Information:

Maryam El-Akhrass
NCC Media Relations
343-551-6149 (cellular)