Reservation policies

Reservations are accepted online, by phone (1-866-560-6133) or in person upon your arrival at the campground (based on availability, summer only).

Changes

Reservations may be changed up to 48 hours prior to scheduled arrival ($11.50 fee). The type of accommodation may not be changed once the reservation is paid for. To change the type of accommodation (campsite, ready-to-camp unit, group site or canoe-camping site), the original reservation must be cancelled and a new reservation must be made. Cancellation fees and reservation fees will apply.

Cancellations and refunds

If the cancellation is made within seven days of scheduled arrival, refunds will not be issued for any cancellation or shortened stay, including, but not limited to, the following situations:

  • Adverse weather conditions
  • Non-recommended trails
  • Beach closure
  • Late arrival
  • Early departure

If the cancellation made at least eight days prior to scheduled arrival, refunds will be issued for any cancellation or shortened stay, except for the following:

  • Previously changed reservations
  • A reservation during the following periods:
  • Christmas and New Year’s Day: December 18, 2020 to January 2, 2021
  • Family Day : February 12 to February 14, 2021
  • Quebec school break: February 26 to March 6, 2021
  • Ontario school break: March 12 to March 20, 2021
  • Easter : April 2 to April 4, 2021
  • St. Jean Baptiste Day: June 23, 2021
  • Canada Day: June 30, 2021
  • Ontario Civic Holiday: July 30, July 31 and, August 1, 2021
  • Labour Day: September 3, 4, and 5, 2021
  • Thanksgiving : October 8, 9 and 10, 2021

Rules and regulations

Campers and visitors are expected to know and comply with all Gatineau Park rules and regulations during their stay.

Alcohol
It is prohibited to possess or consume alcohol in any area other than your own campsite.

Smoking
Smoking is prohibited in the ready-to-camp units and within 9 meters from a door of any building.

Number of people
For overnight stays in the winter, a minimum of two people is required, and at least one person must be over 18 years of age.

Vehicles
Camping fee includes access for a limited number of vehicles (depending on the type of accommodation). Any other vehicle must park at the Parent beach parking or at the Taylor lake entrance, where entrance fees may apply.

Animals
Pets are not permitted in Gatineau Park campgrounds. However, assistance animals are permitted, except on cross-country ski trails.

Wildlife
Feeding wild animals (raccoons, squirrels, bears, waterfowl, etc.) is strictly prohibited. Quiet hours: Quiet hours are between 10 pm and 7 am. Please be considerate of your neighbours, and avoid making excessive noise at all times.

Speed limit
The campground speed limit is 20 km/h.

Campfires
Campfires are permitted in designated areas only. Note that for safety reasons, the Minister can ban open fires without notice.

Firewood
Cutting trees or collecting wood from the forest is strictly prohibited. Campers are also prohibited from bringing their own firewood to the site, as firewood can often be infested with insects and disease. Firewood brought from outside the Park will be confiscated. Firewood may be purchased at the Philippe Lake camp store and at the La Pêche Lake boat rental office during opening hours.

Sport fishing
Fishing is permitted, except at beaches, subject to Quebec legislation for Zone 10.

Garbage
Users must pack out all of their garbage. Waste containers and recycling bins are located in the parking lots and at the campground comfort stations.

Cleanliness
At all times, users are responsible for ensuring that the premises and equipment provided are kept clean and tidy. Ready-to-camp units that are not left in clean condition will be cleaned at the users’ expense.

Engaging in outdoor activities involves certain risks. Be informed about safety measures in Gatineau Park, and exercise caution at all times.