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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 2 weeks ago

great winter walking trail (no cost to users) starts at Centre Asticou. Highly recommended. Easy walking no major hills. Beatiful walk through the woods. 1.5 km trail

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RobertandKate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a great way to spend the morning on groomed trails. Not many skiers in the morning. Arrived about 8:30am.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank albertkayak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gatineau Park is located in the Outaouais region of Quebec, Canada. The park is just 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa–Gatineau.In any season you can find activities to do: swimming, hiking, biking, camping, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing. Nice place to have a rest and enjoy outside activities...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank unaretreats
Reviewed 16 February 2019

Beautiful scenery, want to return in the summer. The only thing I did not like was paid parking - it should be free to access the trails.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lafrenchlady
Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

Love all the variety of paths and the skiing. Very well maintained and great people that ski it! Trail #1 is my favorite from P10

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joe M
Reviewed 26 January 2019

Trails are very well groomed, warm up huts are plentiful, scenery is stunning, and the staff are informed, helpful and friendly. We had a wonderful time skiing the trails for parts of three days. Note that the difficulty levels are different from usual. Instead of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RistiON
Reviewed 16 January 2019

A must see - especially in the fall with the varied coloring changes of the leaves. Preferable to visit during the week - weekends are extremely busy (lots and lots of cars).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank yveslynn
Reviewed 13 January 2019

The winter trails are fantastic when covered in snow. Be careful if you are hiking or snowshoeing to stay on the left side of the trail, as several trails are shared by very adamant cross country skiers! Most of the longer trails have these warming...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 13 January 2019

Gatineau and Ottawa are lucky to have such a beautiful park so close by, and to have it managed by the National Capital Commission. Drives and walks in the autumn, when the leaves are at their peak in color, are among my favorite memories, but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jay_and_Rita
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

Beautiful fall colors. I almost forgot to review this beautiful park . Nature trails babbling Brooks bring a pik-nik ! Great exercise!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CheffH
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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