Last updated: April 3, 2020

The winter season in Gatineau Park has come to a close. The entire trail network is closed, to comply with public health directives regarding COVID-19.

We had a magnificent winter season in Gatineau Park, with a record number of users purchasing season passes. Also, this winter, we received enough snow to allow all users to enjoy the full range of recreational offerings in the Park. We look forward to seeing you again on the trails during the 2020–2021 winter season.

The spring thaw has arrived, and it is time to let the snow and ice melt, and allow the Park’s trails to dry out. Our teams are continuing their work to clean and prepare the summer trail network to be able to open Gatineau Park as soon as possible once public health restrictions have been lifted.

Access to Gatineau Park is temporarily closed

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the continuation of activities in Gatineau Park would risk jeopardizing public health, including the safety of users, NCC staff and personnel, and the residents of neighbouring municipalities.

As a result, it is prohibited to venture onto the trail network. In addition, all NCC day shelters and parking lots in Gatineau Park are closed until further notice. In case of emergency, call 613-239-5353.

Please note that parking is not permitted on neighbouring roadways, and local authorities will be enforcing this restriction.

Trails and trail networks located outside of Gatineau Park remain accessible to users.

Trail conditions and grooming operations

The winter season in Gatineau Park has come to a close. The entire trail network is closed, to comply with public health directives regarding COVID-19.

Trail Conditions

The winter season in Gatineau Park has come to a close. The entire trail network is closed, to comply with public health directives regarding COVID-19.


Trail Conditions

The winter season in Gatineau Park has come to a close. The entire trail network is closed, to comply with public health directives regarding COVID-19.

Trail Conditions

The winter season in Gatineau Park has come to a close. The entire trail network is closed, to comply with public health directives regarding COVID-19. 


Different trails for different activities

Be considerate of other users. Use only the trails designed for your activity. Thank you for your cooperation!