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Public consultation: Responsible management of Gatineau Park trails

Gatineau Park trails
Gatineau Park trails
Location Info

The National Capital Commission (NCC) would like to invite you to a public consultation on the responsible management of Gatineau Park trails. At this consultation, we will present the project, answer any questions you may have and gather your comments about the proposed new trail network. 

Since 2014, the National Capital Commission (NCC) has held three rounds of consultations with interest groups, with the aim of articulating a set of principles for the responsible management of trails in Gatineau Park.

This process has enabled us to do the following: 

  • Make users aware of the issues related to safety and environmental impact, caused by the creation and use of unofficial trails in Gatineau Park; 
  • Discuss the interests and practices of the different users; 
  • Assess the willingness on the part of the community to contribute to the management of a renewed trail network. 

This public consultation will present the plan for the renewed trail network, which takes into consideration the type of experience that Park users are seeking, as well as the environmental obligations that the NCC must meet. 

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30 pm to 8 pm 

Location: Capital Urbanism Lab, 40 Elgin Street, 2nd Floor

Proposed agenda

6:30 pm to 6:35 pm

Context, project objectives and consultation process
6:35 pm to 6:45 pm 

Results of scientific studies
6:45 pm to 7:00 pm

Presentation of the renewed trail network
7:00 pm to 7:15 pm 

Community participation in the development of the renewed trail network
7:15 pm to 7:30 pm                                                                     

Next steps
7:30 pm to 7:35 pm 

7:35 pm to 8:00 pm      

Open house
8:00 pm to 8:30 pm

After the public consultation, an online questionnaire will be available (from April 27 to May 15, 2017).

Please confirm your attendance by noon on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, as space is limited.

For more details on the project: Responsible trail management in Gatineau Park.