Gatineau Park’s parkways and access roads are sometimes closed to motor vehicles to support recreation in the Park.

Ongoing closures

Roads, parkways and parking lots


Parkways and access roads annual schedules

Champlain, Gatineau, Fortune Lake and Mackenzie King parkways

  • Open to motor vehicle traffic on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 pm to 30 minutes before curfew. These parkways are otherwise open exclusively for active use as part of a pilot project.
  • During the winter, these parkways become cross-country ski trails.

Philippe Lake Parkway

La Pêche Lake access road

  • Closed to motor vehicle traffic for the season as of Thanksgiving Monday. The road is not accessible in winter.
  • Will reopen to motor vehicles for summer camping season, in mid-May, when conditions permit. 

Luskville Falls access road

  • Now accessible.

Note: Dates are subject to change, and may be earlier or later depending on weather conditions

Share the road

Please obey the rules of the road, and be considerate of other users.

Drivers (cars and other motor vehicles)

  • Obey speed limits.
  • Use caution when passing cyclists: maintain a distance of 1.5 metres (which may make it necessary to drive somewhat over the yellow line).
  • Park only in designated areas; fines are imposed for parking violations.

Cyclists, in-line skaters and roller skiers

  • Obey speed limits.
  • Ride in single file on the right side of the road.
  • Keep groups to a maximum of 15 cyclists.
  • Use caution when passing, and pass on the left.
  • Obey stop signs.
  • When you stop, move to the side of the road to allow other users to pass.