Gatineau Park

Yours to Protect. Yours to Enjoy.

Immerse yourself in nature at Gatineau Park, the National Capital Region's Conservation Park! Discover the Park’s stunning natural features, unique plants and wildlife, and beautiful heritage sites and enjoy the tranquility of being in nature. Conservation is a priority in Gatineau Park. In keeping with this, we encourage outdoor recreation activities that are respectful of the environment. In this outdoor paradise you can take part in a range of outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping, swimming, skiing, cycling and more!

Just 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa–Gatineau, some of the most popular sites in Gatineau Park are accessible year-round. However, full site access, programming and services vary with each site, with most being available from mid-May to late October. Click on one of the featured sites below for detailed information. To find your way to a site, click on a destination marker pin on the map below.

Plan ahead and don’t forget to check for seasonal road closures.