In partnership with Transcollines, the NCC offers free rides to Meech Creek Valley and Philippe Lake on weekends.
Hop on the Philippe Lake Shuttle! This is a great way to explore the other areas of Gatineau Park.
June 17 to October 22, 2023
Saturdays and Sundays, as well as Thanksgiving Monday
No reservations. Limited seating. First-come, first-served.
Direction: The Hills
|Montcalm Station||9:23 am||11:23 am||5:50 pm|
|Visitor Centre||9:42 am||11:42 am||6:09 pm|
|P16||9:58 am||11:58 am||6:25 pm|
|Breton Beach||10:24 am||12:24 pm||6:51 pm|
|Breton Beach||8:22 am||12:49 pm||4:49 pm|
|P16||8:48 am||1:15 pm||5:15 pm|
|Visitor Centre||9:04 am||1:31 pm||5:31 pm|
|Montcalm Station||9:23 am||1:50 pm||5:50 pm|
Disclaimer: If you miss the last bus, you are responsible for finding your own way out of the Park. The following taxi company serves Gatineau Park: Taxi Loyal: (819-663-5252).
Bus: Transcollines buses are not accessible to people with reduced mobility. However, paratransit is available free of charge (reservations required). Transportation requests must be submitted to Transcollines no later than noon on the Friday preceding the desired service.
Stops: The Gatineau Park Visitor Centre is wheelchair-accessible. Breton Beach at Philippe Lake is partially wheelchair-accessible. Visit our accessibility page for more information.
Know before you go
- Bikes: All buses are equipped with bike racks. Spaces are accorded on a first-come, first-served basis. Bicycles are not permitted inside the bus.
- Outdoor equipment: You may bring outdoor equipment, as long as you can bring it on the bus yourself and it does not interfere with the other passengers, in accordance with Transcollines policy.
- Dogs: According to Transcollines policy, only guide dogs and service dogs are allowed on board its buses.
- Cellphone reception: Cellphone signal reception varies greatly depending on the telephone service provider and where you find yourself.
- Water outlets: Drinking water is available at the Visitor Centre. Bring your own bottle.
The Lac Philippe Shuttle is provided through a partnership between the NCC and Transcollines.
This partnership is an initiative of the Gatineau Park Master Plan, aiming to promote alternative transportation to gradually reduce the impact of motor vehicles on the Park.