Gatineau Park has one of the largest and best maintained networks of cross-country ski trails in North America. It has over 200 kilometres of classic cross-country, skate and back-country ski trails, ranging in difficulty from easy to very difficult.
Current status: The ski season has started
Interactive map and conditions
During the ski season, we update the interactive map and conditions table twice every day.
There are 15 parking lots to start your cross-country ski outing from: P1*, P2*, P3, P5, P6, P7, P8, P9, P10, P11, P12, P16, P17*, P19* and P20.
*Accessible by public transit
There is a fee to access the cross-country ski trails in Gatineau Park. You can buy a daily pass, or save with a season pass. Wear your pass in plain view.
Code of ethics
Before you hit Gatineau Park winter trails, get familiar with trail etiquette.
- Keep to the right-hand side of the trail at all times.
- When climbing uphill, yield to skiers coming downhill.
- Control your speed when going downhill.
Other useful information
Behind the scenes
Grooming is done by experts using state-of-the-art grooming machines, and trails are patrolled daily by professional and volunteer patrollers.
Cross-country ski equipment is available for rent at the Relais plein air and other local shops.
Your safety, your responsibility
Engaging in outdoor activities involves certain risks, and it is always wise to exercise caution. In winter, cold weather can present a real danger. Prepare for a safe and enjoyable outing in the Park, with these safety tips.