Jacques Cartier Park

Jacques Cartier Park, Gatineau: Hours, Address, Jacques Cartier Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Jacques Cartier Park
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:45 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:45 AM
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Simon B
Grimsby, Canada3 contributions
2021: None of the Garden Sculptures Pictured
Sep. 2021 • Couples
I agree with Lacy and some of the others who've reviewed the park recently... It's a pleasant place to stroll by the water but doesn't really have much more to offer than your hometown, municipal park.


A nice spot for grass and trails👍
Written 5 September 2021
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GroundState
Niagara Falls, Canada29 contributions
Some Hidden History For the Off-Trail Explorer
Aug. 2021
The northern end of the park was a sawmill operation in the late 1800s and some old ruins and infrastructure can still be found for those exploring deeper. Online searches for Gilmour Steam Mill will give you more information.

Check out the exterior of the office building at the north end of the parking lot while you are here. It was originally an office building for the steam mill and has several carvings on the exterior that are thought to have been leftovers that were originally intended for Parliament Hill.
Written 30 August 2021
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Lacy G
2 contributions
We were so disappointed
Aug. 2021
The pictures of this park look amazing but in reality, there is nothing here. There are trails to walk down but the grass is all fenced off and there is nothing to see here. It was nice to walk along the water and look across but it's not a garden or anything special so this is not really a fun activity and my kids were very disappointed to just go for a walk. I wish it was more clear that the garden is gone when searching for things to do in the area.
Written 24 August 2021
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Nigel Spencer
6 contributions
Pleasant, easy access. Gatineau-Hull is more interesting than Ottawa.
Aug. 2020
Very pleasant, especially with the Florilèges, easy access, quiet and much more interesting than Ottawa, which is basically an empty shell at the best of times. The park is on the edge of the river, so both cities are within easy reach.
Most good cruises leave from here.
Written 15 August 2020
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Guylaine K
1 contribution
Update information
May 2020
Please update your information. First off in the overview, this parc is not the one 20mn away from Québec City (that parc is Parc Nationale de la Jacques Cartier). It does not have any of the amenities listed. (ski hill, yurt,etc)

The Jacques Cartier Park is located in the city of Gatineau (10mn away from Ottawa, Ontario) and for now is closed off. The Mosaique left in 2018. The parc has been closed since last year.
Written 25 May 2020
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ssklt589
Mississauga, Canada41 contributions
Winterlude
Feb. 2020
The snow sculptures were well done but don't know if it will hold for 2020 Winterlude due to the temperature fluctations.
Written 5 February 2020
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Sylvain D
Gatineau, Canada33 contributions
a day at winterlude or bal deneige in french
Feb. 2020
if you want to visit a nice place this february , winterlude at jacques cartier park is the place to be, there is a lot of attractions for children and grand children, sponsered by Tim Hortons, under the supervision of patrimoine Canada and the National Capital Commission the place is a place to be , you can slide with air tube, zip line tug of war, tresor hunt and all kind of excitement for every one.the pla is open to the public thursdays to sundays until february the 22.By the way , it is a free admitance.
Written 5 February 2020
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Angela
Whitehorse, Canada18 contributions
Truly terrible
Oct. 2019 • Couples
The park was all closed off and no sculptures were visible or up for public viewing. We went to Gatineau primarily to visit the park but it was beyond disappointing. The only nice area was the boardwalk with the changing fall colors.
Written 14 October 2019
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JPG967
Gatineau, Canada57 contributions
Pretty much abandonned now...
Jul. 2019 • Family
They used to have a super nice exhibit that you can see in the pictures but the company went belly up and they ledt everything behind, hopefully they ll clean up at some point because it used to be a really nice place to walk
Written 8 October 2019
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Gilles L
Gatineau, Canada40 contributions
Just awfully this year
Aug. 2019 • Solo
This park used to be a gem in the region. This year it has been neglected. They have it gated and wild grass and weeds are all over. I happen to live across the street from it and it is not a pretty site year. Hopefully they will bring it back the way it used to be in 2020.
Written 30 August 2019
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