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

Parking lots 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 and boat launches.

*With the exception of the Mackenzie King Estate, at which fees are in effect from June 18 to October 24, 2021.

On summer weekends and during Fall Rhapsody, certain parking lots often reach capacity, which can lead to intermittent road closures.

Because of the operation of the free NCC shuttle, parking lot P3 will close at 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays (and on Sunday, October 10) until October 24. During this period, it will reopen at noon on Saturdays and Sundays (and on Monday, October 11).

Gatineau and Old ChelseaP1
Old Chelsea Picnic Area
Visitor Centre
P6 - Mackenzie King Estate ($)
P7B - 7 am to 9 pm
Dunlop Picnic Area
P11 - 5 am to 9 pm
P12 - 7 am to 9 pm
P13 - 7 am to 9 pm
Meech Creek Valley and WakefieldP16
PontiacLuskville Falls
Church Hill Picnic Area
Philippe LakeP19
Breton Beach
Parent Beach
La Pêche LakeLa Pêche Lake

Until September 24: 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*, until September 24. Starting September 25, they will be open daily, from noon until 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