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Lusk Cave

Gatineau Park, Chelsea, Quebec, Canada
+1 613-239-5000
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Beautiful hike!

We visited Lusk Caves for the first time. It's definitely not our last! The walk to the caves was... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
Justine G
via mobile
Good walk with short cave adventure.

We took the option of the loop walk using path 73 to reach the cave and path 50 to return along Lac... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Fort William, United Kingdom
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Gatineau Park, Chelsea, Quebec, Canada
+1 613-239-5000

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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We visited Lusk Caves for the first time. It's definitely not our last! The walk to the caves was not excruciating, but it was long enough. The Parent Beach parking lot is a 5km hike to the caves. Smith Beach, which is up the road...More

Thank Justine G
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We took the option of the loop walk using path 73 to reach the cave and path 50 to return along Lac Phillipe. This is a 10km walk which is much the same distance if you choose path 50 both ways. However the latter is...More

Thank redsgothenburg
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

As others have mentioned it's about 5 km hike in each direction and the trails aren't extremely well marked. There's fairly good cell signal so you can actually use google maps if you get lost along the way (trail 73 takes longer). Your shoes will...More

Thank amplanet46
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Yesterday I took my 7 year old and my 9 year old on this little adventure. It was spectacular. Here's what you need to know. 1. Parking is $11 for the day. Go to the absolute end of the road to park, as that'll get...More

3  Thank Maria D
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Lusk cave is closest to Parent beach parking lot. There's two paths to take to the cave. The easier one is a car wide pebbled road almost entirely. The harder one is through the forest with alot of ups and downs thin trail at times,...More

Thank Jesus G
Reviewed 11 August 2017

My husband and I had visited the caves on our 20th wedding anniversary last year but we were not equipped to go through the caves (headlights, water sandals, etc.) so we planned our vacation in the area this year and took our 3 teenaged daughters...More

Thank Lorraine4536
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Visited for the second time on our trips from the UK. Lovely walk to get there. My children entered the caves with their uncle. They said the water was a lot higher than their previous visit but thought it was amazing. Definitely need a torch/flash...More

Thank Malvern2016
Reviewed 8 August 2017

So glad we stopped at Lusk Cave. We have older children (13 and 10), and although I saw a few with water wings, not good for littles in my opinion. First off - go to the visitors centre to get directions. We got those, parked...More

2  Thank aabd
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Just a 2 small caves that are nice to visit, good for people who are claustrophobic because they are very open.

Thank Holguinman
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I recently camped at Gatineau Park. It wasn't until we looked at the park map that we saw a hiking trail marked with 'Lusk Cave' at its far end, and so we went. The #50 trail is wide and follows the lake from the 'Parent...More

3  Thank Carrie O
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7 September 2017|
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Response from Jesus G | Reviewed this property |
I saw a couple of dogs on the hike none in the cave itself but if your dog can navigate rocks and altitudes and swim I don't see the problem.
Chittral P
21 September 2015|
Response from Melissa L | Reviewed this property |
I was just there last week when it was about 14-20 degrees with light rain. It was a pretty chilly day but the hike to the caves really warmed us up and the water wasn't ice cold like I thought it would be. Despite the... More