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Gatineau Park

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Address: 33 Scott Road Chelsea | Visitor Centre, Gatineau, Quebec J9B 1R5, Canada
Phone Number: 819-827-2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

This vast and scenic Ottawa park is ideal for walking, biking or...

This vast and scenic Ottawa park is ideal for walking, biking or cross-country skiing and also houses the MacKenzie King Estate, once the home of Canada's former Prime Minister.

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Lookouts and bike riding

Great trails and wildlife, the lookouts are well documented with historical stories and informations.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Eric S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great trails and wildlife, the lookouts are well documented with historical stories and informations.

Thank Eric S
Dundas, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A gem for the National Capital region. Spectacular views, great hiking trails and plenty of cycling trails. A place you can spend more than one day exploring.

Thank OurWanderingCasa
Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The wife and I decided to go for a car ride through the Gatineau Park on a Saturday morning. The weather that day, beginning of the fall season, was exceptional about 15C with a lot of sun and some clouds. There was a lot of traffic so some of the lookout sites were pretty full but we managed to get... More 

Thank DryBob
Cantley, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From hiking to swimming to cycling to x-country to downhill skiing, Gatineau Park is a fantastic destination. If you can't find a way to have fun here, you're in trouble. Beaches, boat rentals, camping, the list is a long one. We're there on a weekly basis.

Thank Andris L
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I simply adore the park During this visit went on the Champlain lookout trail (was eaten alive by mosquitoes...) and the Pink Lake one. The park is a must to visit when in Ottawa

Thank Silver P
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely love each visit I have made to this park since moving to Ottawa. It is beautiful and peaceful. Entry is free and so is parking at most trails. If driving through, be careful with the bikers coming around the corners! I especially enjoyed Luskville Falls - the first half is straight up with lots of rocks to climb up.... More 

Thank sail29er
Caledon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove through the Park, entering at the south end and working our way up to the lookout. It's a beautiful drive and I wish I had more time to ride my bike through the area. My wife and I stopped at Pink Lake, Lookout, Meech Lake beach and we stopped at one of the many hiking trails. We would... More 

Thank JohnDWong
Combermere, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is so great as you can walk for miles and you feel like you at in the middle of no where. it is so soothing and a great stress relief.

Thank HLKrueger
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed driving along Meech Lake and going to O'Brien beach, walking around Pink Lake and hiking up King Mountain. Both the Pink lake and King Mtn hikes take about an hour. Be prepared for lots of steps at Pink lake. Also, make sure you have a map as the park is very large. It was absolutely beautiful and uncrowded.... More 

Thank Deborah L
Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have cross country skied here in winter (super tracked conditions) but this was our first visit in summer. Using the excellent bike paths in the area we biked over from Ottawa into this vast park. The dedicated bike paths criss-cross the park and keep you off of the sometimes busy roadways. Though on Sunday mornings in summer some of... More 

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