Gatineau Park has close to 80 kilometres of snowshoe trails, ranging in level of difficulty from easy to very difficult. About half of the trails are shared with snow bikers.

Current status: The snowshoe season has started

Interactive map and conditions

During the snowshoeing season, we update the interactive map and conditions table every day.

Starting points

There are 11 parking lots to start your snowshoe outing from: P1*, P2*, Visitor Centre*, P5, P6, P13, P15, P16, P17*, P19* and P20.

*Accessible by public transit

Access fee

There is a fee to access the snowshoe trails in Gatineau Park. You can buy a daily pass, or save with a season pass. Wear your pass in plain view.

Code of ethics

Before you hit Gatineau Park winter trails, get familiar with trail etiquette.

  • Snowshoes are required on snowshoe trails, except when the trail surface is very hard.
  • Keep off cross-country ski trails, except at designated crossings, and yield to skiers.
  • When a snowshoe trail follows a ski trail, keep to the side of the trail to avoid damaging the tracks.

Useful information

Rentals

Snowshoes are available for rent at the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre, the Relais plein air and other local shops.

Your safety, your responsibility

Engaging in outdoor activities involves certain risks, and it is always wise to exercise caution. In winter, cold weather can present a real danger. Prepare for a safe and enjoyable outing in the Park, with these safety tips.