There is a fee to access the cross-country ski, snowshoe and snow biking trails in Gatineau Park. You can purchase a daily pass, or save with a season pass. Be sure to wear your pass in plain view.

Season passes

Available at the Visitor Centre and online.

2020-2021 Rates

Cross-country ski, snowshoe and snow biking
Presale
October 22 to November 22, 2020
Regular
Starting November 23, 2020
Adult (Age 18 to 59)
$172
$200
Student (Age 18 and over)
Senior 
(Age 60 and over)
$108
$125
Youth (Age 13 to 17)
$95
$110
Family (Maximum two adults and three youths)
$390
$450

Snowshoeing and snow biking

Presale
October 22 to November 22, 2020

Regular
Starting November 23, 2020

Adult (Age 18 to 59)

$52
$60

Student (Age 18 and over)
Senior
(Age 60 and over)

$43
$50

Youth (Age 13 to 17)

$39
$45

Family (Maximum two adults and three youths)

$137
$160

  • Including tax. Shipping fee applies to online transactions.
  • Full-time students (aged 25 and over) must purchase their pass at the Visitor Centre to take advantage of the student rate. Valid student ID and course schedule are required. 
  • Free access to all trails for children age 12 and under.
  • No exchange or refund. In the event that Gatineau Park users are prevented from accessing the winter trails due to COVID-19, the NCC will consider how to fairly compensate season pass holders.

Non-profit groups and clubs

Until November 22, 2020 group rates are offered to non-profit groups and clubs of 25 people and more on the purchase of a season pass. To take advantage of reduced rates, group members should contact their group leader to get their promo code. The discount is about 15% off the regular presale rate.
Non-profit groups and clubs
Cross-country ski, snowshoe and snow biking
Snowshoeing and snow biking
Adult (Age 18 to 59)
$152
$46
Student (Age 18 and over)
Senior 
(Age 60 and over)
$95
$38
Youth (Age 13 to 17)
$84
$34
Family (Maximum two adults and three youths)
$390
$137


  • Including tax. Shipping fee applies to online transactions.
  • Full-time students (aged 25 and over) must purchase their pass at the Visitor Centre to take advantage of the student rate. Valid student ID and course schedule are required. 
  • Free access to all trails for children age 12 and under.
  • No exchange or refund. In the event that Gatineau Park users are prevented from accessing the winter trails due to COVID-19, the NCC will consider how to fairly compensate season pass holders.

    To verify the status of a group or to create a group, please contact Services récréatifs Demsis inc. Group leaders will receive a personalized promotional code to be communicated to their members confidentially.

    Business Groups

    Select local retailers and ski shops will be offering the presale rate to their in-store clientele for a limited time, from November 23 to December 6, 2020. Adult rates will be $172 for a cross-country ski season pass and $52 for a snowshoeing and snow biking pass. Participating merchants and terms and conditions will be announced at a later date.

    Daily Passes

    2020-2021 Rates

    Daily passes
    Cross-country ski, snowshoe and snow biking
    Snowshoeing and snow biking
    Adult (Age 18 to 59)
    $20
    $10
    Youth (Age 13 to 17)
    Student (Age 18 and over)
    Senior (Age 60 and over)
    $15
    $7
    Family (Maximum two adults and three youths)
    $45
    $24


    • Including tax. Shipping fee applies to online transactions.
    • Full-time students (aged 25 and over) must purchase their pass at the Visitor Centre to take advantage of the student rate. Valid student ID and course schedule are required. 
    • Free access to all trails for children age 12 and under.

      Points of sale

      Daily passes are available online, at the trailhead parking lots (exact cash only) and at the following locations:

      Discount for members of partner centres

      Members of the following centres receive a 50% discount on a Gatineau Park daily pass:

      Simply show your valid season pass at the Visitor Centre in Chelsea. Offer valid for the current season.

      Borrow a Free Pass From the Library

      Use your library card to borrow a daily pass from public libraries in Ottawa, Gatineau and the Outaouais region and access the cross-country ski, snowshoe and snow biking trails for free. Visit the libraries’ websites to learn more about terms and conditions.

      This service is provided through a partnership between the NCC and the municipal library systems in Canada’s Capital Region.