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Jacques Cartier Park

Rte Verte 1, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 3W1, Canada
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Ranked #4 of 27 attractions in Gatineau
Type: Parks
Activities: Ice skating
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Only 20 minutes from Quebec City, the Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier earned its nickname, “Québec City's Great Outdoors,” with its four-season... more » Owner description: Only 20 minutes from Quebec City, the Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier earned its nickname, “Québec City's Great Outdoors,” with its four-season playground. Winter play is on the area's two ski resorts, snow slides, and its new snowshoeing and Nordic skiing trails. Summertime finds travelers hanging at the lakes. Feeling adventurous? Spend the night in a yurt, primitive campsite or cottage in the woods. « less
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Very well situated! Near downtown Ottawa and Gatineau. Lots of festivals in the summer. Winterlude in march is ideal for young families. Dont miss the Maurice Richard Montreal Canadians hockey legend statue at the entrance at the corner of Laurier and Allumetieres.

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Uxbridge, Massachusetts,USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Beautiful wilderness with dynamic river. I wished I'd reserved a river trip(rafts,kayaks,etc.) but I had a lovely hike. The welcome center is very nice with helpful staff. I was amazed how wild and unspoiled the park is being so close to a urban area.

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Gatineau, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Beautiful park with a marina close by. Once a year we have the hot air balloon festival which attracts people from local to foreign, with many attractions, such as local artists, singers, bands and of course the lifts of hot air balloons, one in the early morning and one in the evening. Very spectacular with balloons of differents shapes and... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We visited during Winterlude 2014. We stayed on the Ontario side and visited the festivities there on the Saturday, but decided to check out Jacques Cartier Park on the Sunday. We had a great time and would definitely recommend checking this out during Winterlude, big snow/ice slides, fun activities for the kids and big snow sculptures! Had a blast, I... More

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Toronto, Canada
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159 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This park in Gatineau has a wonderful view across the River towards Parliament. During Winterlude, this place is the place for adventure! Get your snowpants ready for sliding down the ice slides, trying out the interactive activities and stuffing your face with poutine and beavertails! So much fun!! (parking can be tricky though, so either arrive early or late)

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ottawa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Sliding was wonderful. Food is always way to expensive though!! Lots to choose from but as I said very expensive especially when you have more than one child.

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Gatineau, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

See how we spend our cold winters, go to (Youtube) and enter the word winterlude. There is so much to do and see....

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Ajax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Great place for a nice fall walk, beautiful view of the river and Ottawa Skyline, good for biking as well

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Ottawa, Canada
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33 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great park for long walks. It has a great view of the river and the parliament buildings. From the park, the walkway leads to the museum of civilizations. Well maintained and clean.

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Every year Ottawa/Gatineau celebrates winter with the Winterlude Festival. Jacques Cartier Park in Hull/Gatineau provides many activities for the young and young at heart. Mazes, tubing, ice slides, and ice sculptures it's great. Dress well and you'll enjoy this site!

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