The Park is open year-round. The parking lots are open on a variable schedule, detailed below.

Parking lots: Summer schedule

Open daily

Unless otherwise specified, the following parking lots are open daily. From mid-June to Labour Day, vehicle access fees apply to parking lots at beaches, boat launches and the Mackenzie King Estate.

On weekends and under ideal weather conditions, certain parking lots often reach capacity, which can lead to intermittent road closures.

Gatineau and Old Chelsea

Meech Creek Valley and Wakefield


Philippe Lake

La Pêche Lake

Open on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons

The following parking lots are open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 pm to 30 minutes after sunset*. They are located within the parkway network, which is otherwise open exclusively for active use as part of a pilot project.

*Approximate closing time

  • May 28 to July 30: 9:30 pm
  • July 31 to August 20: 9 pm
  • August 21 to September 6: 8:30 pm
  • September 7 to 19: 8 pm
  • September 20 to October 6: 7:30 pm
  • October 7 to 24: 7 pm