Gatineau Park Master Plan (2005)

The plan explains the vision, strategic orientations and objectives regarding the long-term planning, use and management for the area situated within the Park’s boundaries.

The Gatineau Park Master Plan is for the long-term planning use and management of Gatineau Park. The plan envisions Gatineau Park as a model for protecting natural and cultural heritage.

Gatineau Park Master Plan review

The review of the 2005 Gatineau Park Master Plan is underway. Public and stakeholder consultations are taking place in four phases: 

Current situation and opinions on the future of the Park (Fall 2017)

- Public Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting on October 12, 2017
- Discussion workshop: October 19, 2017 (Ottawa), November 1, 2017 (Gatineau)
- Online survey from October 19 to November 14, 2017
Vision, Principles and Strategic Directions (Winter-Spring 2018)

- Public Advisory Committee meeting April 18, 2018
- Forum April 25, 2018
- Public consultation sessions in April and May 2018
- Online survey April 30, 201
Concept and Zoning (Winter-Spring 2019)

- PAC meeting in February 2019
- Presentation and workshop in February 2019 (first part – Land use concept and designations) and Spring 2019 (second part - directions and policies)
- Final Plan (Summer 2019-Fall 2020)
- PAC meeting in Spring 2020
- Online survey in Summer 2020

Strategic objectives for Gatineau Park

The Gatineau Park Master Plan (2005) has six strategic objectives.

  1. Environment
    Conservation of the Park’s significant ecosystems and natural environments
  2. Recreation
    Recreational experiences that respect the Park’s environment
  3. Regional integration
    As the Capital’s conservation park, Gatineau Park contributes to local environmental goals and quality of life
  4. Heritage
    Enhancement of the Capital’s heritage resources in the Park
  5. National symbol and communication
    Gatineau Park represents a Canadian commitment to environmental conservation
  6. Management
    Park management approach focused on conservation

Public Advisory Committee Members

The Public Advisory Committee (PAC), formed on October 12, 2017, meets regularly throughout the process to be an important sounding board and to share in-depth information. It is composed of a balanced representation of various areas of interest for the Park, including the environment, heritage, recreation, residents and business.



Sandra Beaubien (Recreation)

Michel Prévost (Historian)

Jacques Dumont (Recreation)

Tom Young (Local resident)

Janet Campbell (Recreation)

Joanne Hamilton (Local resident)

Benoit Delage (Sustainable development)

André Groulx (Regional tourism)

Nik Lopoukhine (Park management expert)

Chris Chapman (Recreation industry)

Stephen Woodley (Environmental expert)

Sophie Routhier Leblanc (Student)

Katharine Fletcher (Writer and historian)

To be determined (Indigenous representative)

Gershon Rother (Local resident and Park volunteer)

Bob Brown (Advisory Committee on Universal Accessibility)

Barry McMahon (Advisory Committee on Universal Accessibility)