Because Gatineau Park and the Greenbelt are first and foremost conservation areas, it is important that all users follow the outdoor ethics code to help protect their plants and wildlife for future generations.
Follow these seven principles of outdoor ethics, and be as unobtrusive as possible, so that all users can enjoy a safe and pleasant experience.
Plan ahead and be prepared.
Plan your route carefully and bring the necessary equipment, to avoid getting caught off-guard.
Stay on official trails.
For your own safety and to avoid disturbing wildlife, stay on official trails.
Dispose of waste properly.
Leave areas, objects and plants as you found them.
Do not feed animals.
Respect plant and animal life.
Be considerate of other visitors.
The NCC follows Leave No Trace Canada’s principles. Visit their website to find out more.