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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 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely awesome. beautiful scenery with a option to park and explore trails. Nice lake and creeks with wildlife all around and to top it off it’s a stone throw away from Ottawa. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Healey70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It amazes me that Gatineau Park is so close to Ottawa. We went snowshoeing and had a great time. Although we brought our own, the Visitors Center rents them (no poles, which were vital for some of the climbs and descents). There were two trails...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank joecS2776TY
Reviewed 12 December 2018

The information centre provides maps and advises. There are signs whitin the trails to help navigate. Safe for all family members. Clean.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Niki_Thailand
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Gatineau park is one of the best outdoor park in Ottawa’s area. Near to Chelsea, you can spend a lot of quality outdoor time with your family.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 12HappyTraveler12
Reviewed 2 December 2018

It would be nice to the day when Gatineau park become a REAL TRUE PARK. Currently it does NOT has that proper status. Development of practically any kind has the authority inside the park`s territory. While it is controlled by the federal controlled National Capital...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 25 November 2018

A fall day in the park is very special. Our city has so many great attractions. The Gatineau park is a gem that is enjoyed by all. Visitors need to see this special place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynn N
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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