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Gatineau Park

Gatineau Park

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Swim, hike, bike, camp, cross-country ski, snowshoe or visit heritage sites amid towering trees and rocky outcrops in this expansive park just 15 minutes from Ottawa.

Gatineau Park is a year-round destination for nature lovers and history buffs. Start at the visitor centre in Chelsea, Quebec, where you can see interpretive displays, rent outdoor equipment and more. General admission is free, but fees apply for some activities and passes.

The 361-square-kilometre (139 square mile) wilderness site features scenic lookouts, multi-use trails, gorgeous lakes, cool caves and even overnight accommodations. The park is a sanctuary for more than 100 species of plants and animals at risk, as well as common flora and fauna.

In addition, you can learn about Canada's history, as well as enjoy a meal or afternoon tea, at the Mackenzie King Estate, the wartime prime minister's summer home.

Gatineau Park is managed by the National Capital Commission (NCC).

Location

Gatineau Park

Gatineau Park

33, chemin Scott - Centre des visiteurs du parc de la Gatineau
Chelsea ON K1P 1C7
Canada

Gatineau Park

Gatineau Park

33, chemin Scott - Centre des visiteurs du parc de la Gatineau
Chelsea ON K1P 1C7
Canada

More Details

Address
33 Scott Road Gatineau Park Visitor Centre Chelsea
Local
Toll Free
Accessibility: Entry
Full
Accessibility: Washrooms
Partial
Dates & Hours of Operation
Gatineau Park Visitor Centre: November 2 to April 30: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 5 pmClosed on December 25December 26 to January 2: Open daily, 9 am to 5 pmMay 1 to November 1 Open daily, 9 am to 5 pm
Distance to Shaw Centre (km)
0.0
Distance to Parliament Hill (km)
17.3
Distance to airport (km)
0.0
Admission (regular adult price)
Varies
Student Friendly
Coach Parking
Onsite
Group Rates Offered
Maximum Group Size
50

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