Richère David
Jesse Elliot
Anita Peeples
CCN - Commission de la capitale nationale
Myriam Baril-tessier
Myriam Baril-tessier

Gatineau Park

33 Scott Rd., Chelsea (Québec), Canada

Gatineau Park is a vast natural oasis covering 361 km² of hills and forest. Its rich biodiversity and proximity to the city make it a real paradise for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, canoeing, and cross-country skiing, while respecting the environment. Must-sees include the Mackenzie King Estate, Champlain Lookout and Philippe Lake. A free shuttle bus runs in the Park 6 days per week, from May to October. Gatineau Park is managed and protected by the National Capital Commission.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant on site
  • Free parking
  • Paid parking
  • Bus parking


  • Total length: 90 km
  • Paved shoulder
  • Paved off-road bike path

Services on site

  • Easy path
  • Intermediate path
  • Difficult path
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Picnic area
  • Washrooms


  • Total length - cross country : 200 km
  • Number of cross-country trails : 50
  • Total length - Snowshoeing : 80 km
  • Total trails - Snowshoeing : 15
  • Equipment rental
  • Heated shelters
  • Waxing room
  • Easy trails
  • Intermediate trails
  • Difficult trails
  • Skate skiing
  • Washrooms

Nearby attractions

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Gatineau Park Beaches

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NCC Weekend Bikedays

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Tonique Restaurant

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La Cigale Ice Cream Shop

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Distillerie du Square

160 m

Nomades du Parc

160 m

Lofts du Village

170 m

La Petite Grocerie

170 m

Mamma Teresa Chelsea

180 m

Biscotti & cie

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