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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 5 days 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 6 days 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is exceptional. Truly stunning and educational too. I can't wait to return. We hiked around the pink lake and got a great little adventure in the park with our kids. There are visitors from all over the world that pop in to the...More

Thank paula s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gatineau offers great hiking trails (long and shirt ones). Next to this, several picknick areas close to the lakes were beautiful.

Thank Golddigger888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a great park, 15 min drive from Ottawa and offers so many trails. I love the fact that you can do so many outdoor activities here all year long. My family loves hiking there are trails from 3 to 30 Km with...More

Thank Tomer79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is beautiful and only a few minutes from downtown Ottawa. We took a detour to Pink Lake as we were driving through Ottawa on a trip to Quebec, but it was worth the stop. The trails may not be for everyone as they...More

Thank shinysycamore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This massive park is just minutes from downtown Ottawa. We selected Plage O'Brien, one of the first stops on Meech Lake along the road called Chemin du Lac Meech, After parking (lots of space and two outdoor toilets), from the well signed trailhead we took...More

1  Thank RobertMJThompson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Lac Philippe for a few hours with our granddaughter and she played with her Papi in the water for 2 1/2 hours. We really enjoyed the clean water and the clear tables and safety as lifeguards are all along the beach. Great...More

Thank Thomas M
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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