Extend your outdoor adventure and spend the night in Gatineau Park – just minutes from downtown Ottawa-Gatineau. Nestled in the heart of a vast conservation park, campsites and ready-to-camp units are the perfect getaway from the daily routine, in every season. Find your happy place.   

COVID-19: Only people living at the same address can camp together at a site. Find out about public health measures to follow while camping in Gatineau Park.

Winter acommodations

Experience the joys of winter in a ready-to-camp unit in the heart of Gatineau Park. Cabins, yurts and four-season tents are located close to the trails, just a few kilometres from the parking lot in Philippe Lake sector. Enjoy an early-morning ski or snowshoe on one of the largest winter trail networks in North America. Come nightfall, relax by the fire with a warm meal.

2020-2021 season

From December 1st, 2020 to April 15, 2021
Reservations accepted starting at 9 am, November 23, 2020

Winter campsite

$16 per night

Group campsite (closed until further notice)

$126 per night

Ready-to-camp unit

From $105 per night

Firewood and parking included.  Trail access, reservation fees and taxes not included. 

New for the 2020-2021 season

  • Improvements have been made to the reservation system; users will have to create a new account, and can reserve only one stay per transaction. 
  • COVID-19:  Only people living at the same address can camp together at a site. Find out more about the measures established by our team. 
  • A new starting point is available for campers: parking lot P20 (Breton Beach). Registration is still required at the first aid kiosk, at P19B. 
  • The maximum number of people allowed in Philippe Cabin is limited to 10 until further notice. 
  • The Lusk Lake Cabin is for campers only, and will not be used as a day shelter, from December 1 to April 15.
  • Group campsites are closed, until further notice. 
  • Day shelters are accessible for emergencies only, until further notice. 
  • Snowshoe rentals are not available for campers, until further notice. 

Ready-to-camp units

In winter, 13 ready-to-camp units in the Philippe Lake, Renaud Lake and Taylor Lake sector offer more comfort and amenities for campers. Each unit includes bunk beds, table and chairs, cooking items, solar-powered light, wood stove, refrigerator or cooler, cooking surface and parking for one vehicle (located between 2.6 and 5.6 km from the site). Dry toilet on-site. No services (electricity, water or sewers) at the site. Amenities vary by unit. For more details about a specific site, check the site information provided in the reservation system.

Four-Season Tents: Capacity: 4 guests

  • Sites 254, 255, 257, 258 (Philippe Lake sector)
  • Sites R3 and R8 (Renaud Lake sector)

Yurts: Capacity: 6 guests

  • Wanakiwin and Woodsia (Philippe Lake sector)
  • Ohomisi and Taylor (Taylor Lake sector)

Cabins: Capacity: 6 to 10 guests

  • Lusk Lake (Philippe Lake sector)
  • The Pines and Philippe (Renaud Lake sector)

What to bring in a ready-to-camp unit in winter

  • Personal articles: sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, warm clothing, etc.
  • Food and drinking water for the length of your stay
  • Plates, cups, cutlery, dish cloth and soap
  • Flashlights, candles, matches
  • Bag for your garbage
  • At Lusk Lake Cabin: a propane stove for cooking outside.
Distance from parking lot to campsite

Winter camping

Gatineau Park has four individual winter campsites for tents. Each site includes a fire pit with grill, picnic table and parking for one vehicle (located 2.6 km from the site). Firewood is included. No services (electricity, water or sewers) at the site. For more details about a specific site, check the site information provided in the reservation system. Capacity: Minimum of 2 guests

  • Sites R1, R2, R4 et R5 (Renaud Lake Sector) 
  • Distance from P19 : 2.6 km skis, 3.5 km snowshoes 

Summer accommodations

For those who enjoy hiking, biking, canoeing and swimming, Gatineau Park’s vast trail network and sparkling lakes provide all you need for a relaxing stay, whether you prefer a campsite close to services and beaches, or a rustic waterfront site on a peaceful lake. There's tons to do here all summer long.

2021 season

From May 7 to October 11, 2021
Reservations accepted starting at 9 am, February 15, 2021

Unserviced campsite

$36 per night

Canoe campsite

$36 per night, firewood included

Group campsite

$235 per night

Ready-to-camp unit

From $90 per night

Parking for one vehicle and beach access included. Taxes excluded.

Ready-to-camp units

In summer, 12 ready-to-camp units in the Philippe Lake, Renaud Lake and Taylor Lake sector offer more comfort and amenities for campers. Each unit includes bunk beds, table and chairs, cooking items, solar-powered light, wood stove, refrigerator, cooking surface, fire pit with grill, picnic table and parking for one vehicle. Dry toilet on-site; drinking water and comfort station nearby. No services (electricity, water or sewers) at the site. Amenities vary by unit. For more details about a specific site, check the site information provided in the reservation system. 

Four-Season Tents: Featuring a prospector tent-style design, the V-roof tents offer a unique outdoors experience with some basic amenities. Capacity: 4 guests

  • Sites 254, 255, 257, 258 (Philippe Lake sector)
  • Sites R3 and R8 (Renaud Lake sector)

Yurts: Our popular yurts are a circular structure with a cone-shaped roof and skylight, set on a wooden platform. Capacity: 6 guests

  • Wanakiwin* and Woodsia (Philippe Lake sector)
  • Ohomisi and Taylor (Taylor Lake sector)

*Wanakiwin yurt is universally accessible.

Cabins: Located large private sites, these wooden structures are the ideal getaway for those looking for a unique experience in the great outdoors. Capacity: between 6 and 10 guests

  • The Pines and Philippe (Renaud Lake sector)

What to bring in a ready-to-camp unit in summer

  • Personal articles: sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, warm clothing, etc.
  • Food for the length of your stay
  • Plates, cups, cutlery, dish cloth and soap
  • Flashlights, candles, matches
  • Bag for your garbage

Conventional camping (tents and trailers)

Close to 260 campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and recreational vehicles, in three sectors. Each site includes a fire pit with grill, picnic table and parking for one vehicle. No services (electricity, water or sewers) at the site. For more details about a specific site, check the site information provided in the reservation system.  

Philippe Lake Sector: The largest camping sector in Gatineau Park with a family atmosphere, located 3 kilometres from the registration kiosk, and close to services, amenities and beaches.

  • 206 campsites, wooded and semi-wooded
  • 78 for tents only (25 sites with walk-in access)
  • 111 for tents, tent trailers and trailers
  • 17 for motorized recreational vehicles (21-foot and larger)

Renaud Lake Sector: Small, quiet loop, located 2.6 kilometres from the registration kiosk.

  • 23 campsites, shaded and full sun, for tents and tent trailers
  • 3 campsites for large groups of 25 to 75 people (closed until further notice)

Taylor Lake Sector: Quiet area on a lakeshore, with a rustic ambiance, located 5 kilometres from the registration kiosk.

  • 31 campsites, wooded and semi-wooded for tents only

Canoe-camping

Some 30 canoe-camping sites are spread over 12 locations around La Pêche Lake. It takes between 30 and 90 minutes to paddle to a site from the boat launch at the beach. Each site includes a fire pit with grill, picnic table, hangers for food and garbage, dry toilet nearby and parking for one vehicle at the beach. Firewood is included. Bring your own drinking water. No services (electricity, water or sewers) at the sites. For more details about a specific site, check the site information provided in the reservation system.  

La Pêche Lake Sector: The beauty and tranquility of this vast lake with its many bays will captivate you.  

  • 33 campsites for tents only
  • 1 campsite for groups up to 25 people (closed until further notice)

Services and amenities

In summer

Philippe Lake sector

  • Comfort stations (flush toilets and free showers) and laundry facilities
  • Three supervised beaches, including one exclusive to campers (two in 2020)
  • Playground
  • Camp store
  • Mountain bike rentals
  • Canoe and kayak rentals
  • Non-motorized boat launch
  • Dumping station
  • Nature interpretation programs

La Pêche Lake sector (at the beach)

In winter

  • Snowshoe rental ($). You can rent snowshoes at the camping registration kiosk (P19B), on a first-come-first-served basis. Rentals are available to campers only.
  • Water and baggage delivery service

Call 819-827-2020 (option 3, Demsis) at least 48 hours in advance. Water (18L), purchase only: $20
Water (18L), purchase and delivery at your ready-to-camp unit: $43
Baggage delivery at your ready-to-camp unit: $62.50/way

Useful information

  • Gatineau Park is home to important ecosystems and habitats, including species at risk protected by law. To protect the Park for future generations, it is vital that all users play by the rules. Follow the outdoor ethics code.
  • There are no services (electricity, water or sewers) at the site.
  • Pets are not permitted in Gatineau Park campgrounds.  
  • Campers and visitors are expected to know and comply with all Gatineau Park rules and policies during their stay.

Check-in / check-out

Camping and group camping
Check-in
1:30 pm to 9:30 pm
In consideration of other campers, latecomers will not be allowed access to their campsite after 9:30 pm.

Check-out
11 am. Late check-out fees may apply.

Canoe-camping
Check-in
May 7 to September 6
1:30 pm to 8 pm

September 7 to October 11
Friday: 1:30 pm to 7 pm
Saturday, Sunday and Monday, September 7:

1:30 pm to 6 pm

Note: It takes from 30 to 90 minutes to paddle to a campsite from the boat launch at the beach.

Check-out
11 am. Late check-out fees may apply.

Ready-to-camp unit

Check-in
3 pm to 9:30 pm

Check-out
11 am. Late check-out fees may apply.

WINTER: camping and ready-to-camp unit

  • Check-in starting at 1:30 pm
  • You must register at the first aid kiosk at P19B, before 7:30 pm.
  • If you don’t have a season pass, purchase a camper’s pass: $6/skier; $4/snowshoer. Free access for children 12 and under.
  • To get to your site, take the appropriate trail indicated on the map. Hikers are not allowed on ski trails.
  • Check-out: 11 am. Late check-out fees may apply.

Late check-in

If you are late, please inform the Park at 819-827-2020 (option 3, Demsis). Reservations for two or more days will be held until 4 pm on the second day. After 4 pm, your reservation will be deemed a no-show, your reservation will be cancelled, and your payment will be forfeited. Park management has the right to re-assign your campsite to another visitor.

Getting here / contact us 

Philippe Lake Sector: 300, Lake Philippe Road, La Pêche (Ste-Cécile-de-Masham), Québec

La Pêche Lake Sector: Sincennes Road, La Pêche (St-François-de-Masham), Québec

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