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Gatineau Park

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This vast and scenic Ottawa park is ideal for walking, biking or cross-country skiing and also houses the MacKenzie King Estate, once the home of Canada's former Prime Minister.
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33 Scott Road Chelsea | Visitor Centre, Gatineau, Quebec J9B 1R5, Canada
+1 819-827-2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a large park with lakes and lookouts (Champlain lookout is at the end of a 12 km road - single lane each way with very slow drivers - if you are in a hurry, reconsider).

Thank Roy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for a gorgeous place to visit this fall, get fresh air and discover the beauty this season has to offer. Head to Gatineau park for a gorgeous mind blowing experience. The leaves are changing colour and it is a magical place to visit, go...More

Thank Jevy13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Remarkably beautiful walking and driving paths, also great for cycling! A must during the summer. Gov yourself plenty of time to take in the sights and the overall beauty of this gem.

Thank jwpepper_66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the park a couple times during our stay in Ottawa. The park is only a 20 to 30 minute drive from the city, making it almost too accessible as we inferred from all of the parking restriction signs. We stopped at the visitor...More

Thank Randy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place for a picnic, photography and meeting people from other countries. You can also cycle up the Gatineau parkway to the lookout ... it is a bit demanding going up but the ride back down is fantastic.

Thank Marc-Andre C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful park with lots of variety. There are hiking and skiing trails. There are lakes and historic sites.

Thank John F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by Pink Lake after visiting Mackenzie King Estate. The trail around Pink lake is definitely worthwhile if you have 1-2 hours and the fitness to walk up and down 2-3 flights of stairs multiple times as you go around the lake. The lake...More

Thank Sheila514
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just spent a beautiful morning hiking around Pink Lake. It was a beautiful Sept. day and therefore very busy on the trail. This was our first visit to Gatineau park and can’t wait to come back and experience many more trails. Possibly on bike.

Thank Jody T
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

A Park close to the city, where you can walk, bike or simply stay in the nature. Fantastic landscapes when you hike in the woods, leavin the main street. I loved it!!!!

Thank katiatag
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Beautifull Park ! There is site for 'point of view', Places to stop and enjoyed the beauty of the nature. There is also a pink color lake that you have to see. Very next to the great city of Gatineau et Ottawa.

Thank Cupidum
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Bianca F
30 August 2018|
Response from James W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't see this question before, TA just brought it to my attention recently. You can still visit the southern part of the park, and it's still worth going, in my opinion, but of course it depends on how much you're... More
27 June 2018|
Response from James W | Reviewed this property |
It seems like there is no really good way to get right into the park by bus (except during the fall foliage season, when some special shuttles may be running). If you do a search on "STO Plani Bus", go to the STO web site... More
Lindsay S
23 June 2018|
Response from Lindsay S | Reviewed this property |
yes very much