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

  • Gatineau Park Parkways Schedule
  • Winter parking lot P15 in Gatineau Park is closed for the summer
  • The Gatineau Park parkways are reserved for active use until Spring.
Trails

Parkways and access roads annual schedules

Champlain, Gatineau, Fortune Lake and Mackenzie King parkways

  • Until October 24 2021: Open to motor vehicle traffic daily from noon to 30 minutes before sunset. These parkways are otherwise open exclusively for active use as part of a pilot project, and shared with the free NCC shuttle on weekend mornings.
  • During the winter, these parkways become cross-country ski trails.

Philippe Lake Parkway

  • Mid-may to October 24 2021: open to motor vehicle traffic daily. Vehicle access fees apply to parking lots during the swimming season.
  • During the winter, the parkway becomes a cross-country ski trail.

La Pêche Lake access road

  • Mid-may to end of Thanksgiving Monday: open to motor vehicle traffic daily. Vehicle access fees apply to parking lots during the swimming season.
  • The road is not accessible in winter.

Luskville Falls access road

  • Not accessible starting October 25 for the winter season

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.