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Gatineau Park

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Address: 33 Scott Road Chelsea | Visitor Centre, Gatineau, Quebec J9B 1R5, Canada
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+1 819-827-2020
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This vast and scenic Ottawa park is ideal for walking, biking or...

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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One of my favorite spot

I hike all year long. I love having dinner in one of the refuge. Great variety of trails that would cater to everyone. Great beaches. Parc is great for cycling, snowshoing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I hike all year long. I love having dinner in one of the refuge. Great variety of trails that would cater to everyone. Great beaches. Parc is great for cycling, snowshoing, cross-country skiing, hiking, walking with your dog on a leash.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This park was great, we have traveled and camped a lot as a family and this one is up there. The water was great for swimming, tons of hiking and canoeing. They also have a great park to play in for kids, so much to do and so little time here. No one was board on our trip here. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning place particularly during winter for winter sports. Great place for SnowShoeing, skiing and even causal hike. Very friendly and helpful staff at the visitor Center. Make sure to pick up a map

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Chelsea, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though Canadians seem to (at times) take parks for granted, most of us are very proud that they exist and are maintained as part of our Canadian Heritage! For visitors from anywhere in the world, finding places like the Gatineau park is like visiting Paradise! Any season the Park welcomes you and lets you enjoy it without being disturbed! SO... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed visiting the park and snowshoeing through the trails!! Quite a vigorous walk up and down the hills!! Beautiful walk with snow covered paths!! Can't wait to visit in the summer!! Nice little building with a rip roaring fire to warm up!! A great gem for the area!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pink Lake in the Gatineau's is well worth the visit, as it's on the same theme and view as Lake Louise BC, but even though the NCC and Parks Canada are investing money in new access points, they must invest in additional parking and improved lakeside pathways. This national heritage site MUST be protected for future generations. The walk around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just across the river from the Nation's Capital, Gatineau Park is a massive nature park with many attractions for all seasons. From hiking and cycling in the spring summer and fall, to downhill and cross-country skiing in the winter,the park has a lot to offer. In the fall, the park is absolutely ablaze in the fall colors and at this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Gatineau park has all kind of summer and winter trails and activities for everyone and most of it is free

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Gatineau, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visit the park several times a week, hiking, biking, walking or simply sitting and admiring the nature! Gatineau Park is my ideal place any time

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Gatineau park is super hard to navigate. The roads are always closed at random times for bikers or skiers. Always look up the road closures before you go. There is also path access off of Blvd citi-des-jeunes at the back of the parking lot of the Asticou on the left. In the fall, the leaves are gorgeous, the paths are... More 

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