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Address: Gatineau Park, Chelsea, Quebec, Canada
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Great time! Got to walk the 30min ish up a trail to the caves. The cave was about waist deep in June. Obviously different season and after a rain fall it would be deeper or more... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great time! Got to walk the 30min ish up a trail to the caves. The cave was about waist deep in June. Obviously different season and after a rain fall it would be deeper or more shallow. There was a little girl about the age of 3 going through and swimming about 20x she was having a blast it looked... More 

Thank LivLuvTravel
Belleville, Canada
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81 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This was a wonderful find for people who want to combine a nice walk with a bit of adventure. You can go through the cave end to end but require a flashlight, bathing suit and water shoes. It was easy to navigate and families were there with children. It is a nice place to have a picnic.

Thank wanderwoman50
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Hidden little Gem about 45 minutes from Ottawa. Start off at a lovely lake with only paddled boats, hike for 1 hour to the caves. Last 1 km is a bit tough, but our kids thought it ranked a 7 1/2 out of 10 for fun, excitement and worth the trek. There are two sections, the first one has more... More 

1 Thank OttawaTwinsMama
Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The cave was interesting but the walk through the cave was way too short. The walk to the cave from the parking lot, however, was way too long. There could have been a parking lot closer to the cave.

1 Thank washingt0n2009
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Great activity choice for a hot day in the great outdoors. Make sure you bring a bathing suit - towel - proper shoes/sandals to walk on the wet rocks, FLASHLIGHT, possible ziplock bags for cell phone or anything you don't want to have any accidents with.

1 Thank cccyyy888
Ottawa, Canada
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70 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Very good day trip! Lots of camping in the area. As for small kids, I'd recommend only doing the first cavern. We parked at Parent Beach and walked the 5 km on route 50 to Lusk Cave (wear running shoes; it took 1hr.). Other options: park at Smith Beach and reduce the walk somewhat; bike (bike stand at the end... More 

2 Thank La_Tortuga_amarilla
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Definitely bring a headlamp! I was nervous to go through since I was there on my own. But it is a short cave and very cool to see. I wore running shoes and would not recommend sandals.

Thank Rebecca L
Pembroke, Canada
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

My teens loved this place! So did my husband and I. The hike to the cave is enough of a trek so bring a snack or pack a picnic. The hike is beautiful. We found little swim spots to explore all over the place. The cave is dark so bring a flashlight, the ones that strap to your head are... More 

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Markham, Canada
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185 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Came here the other day with a group of 26. Despite the light drizzle and cool temperature, we decided to tackle the hike and cave exploration. Definitely worth the trip! I agree with previous reviews that there was very poor signage - we got lost a couple of times on the way to the caves. When we arrived at the... More 

2 Thank Melissa L
Ottawa, Canada
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152 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

Lusk Cave is a prominent feature of Gatineau Park in Quebec. It is reached via a fairly easy hike along the shore of Lac Philippe. Alternatively, there is a slightly more taxing inland route that traverses a number of hills and valleys. Neither route will make a mountain man out of you, however. The cave itself is actually a subterranean... More 

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