Get lost in the dense woodland of Gatineau Park, a nature reserve boasting lakes, hiking trails, and scenic views. Keep an eye out for a range of bird species, including the pileated woodpecker, turkey vulture, and common loon. The 361 sq km (139 sq mi) park, one of the biggest in the country, is particularly well known for the Pink Lake hike. Trek the path to enjoy incredible views of the lake and the park's ever changing colorful trees. Other activities include renting a canoe, taking the Skyline trail, mountain biking, and skiing. Arrange your visit to Gatineau Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Gatineau using our Gatineau trip planner.
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Park closed to cars, no alternative transportation available, except for a bus on occasional days. Not everyone can bring and use a bicycle !! No useful information on site Beautiful place, used to...
Park closed to cars, no alternative transportation available, except for a bus on occasional days. Not everyone can bring and use a bicycle !! No useful information on site Beautiful place, used to... more »
The Gatineau Park is only 2 minute drive from ottawa excellent hiking trails and well worth a visit Pink Lake is amazing and the maps are helpful in any season
The Gatineau Park is only 2 minute drive from ottawa excellent hiking trails and well worth a visit Pink Lake is amazing and the maps are helpful in any season more »
It’s a beautiful place here. Nothing really speaks for the over water sunset with gorgeous horizons at different depths and height. Would you not want to get away to let the sun set clear your eye balls for sensory overload for just one evening and take this in? City slickers get slammed by this.. if you live in the city and find certain aspects of life beautiful, if this doesn’t do anything for you, you simply must be dead inside… I had to stop and check this out. We never made it to our destination point because my wife and I saw this, she had no trouble coming back another time to see this site! We planned an alternate Day and time to re attempt our original destination.. Little man loved this too. He definitely wants to come back here next time we can, we’re from the city so the most we get is Petrie island which falls heavily in comparison to this. We certainly don’t get sun sets like these either.
Informative place to start your adventure in the Gatineau park and surrounding areas. There is an outdoor washroom available and picnic tables. Parking is limited for the popularity of the place. There are restaurants and an ice cream shop within walking distance close by for some food and refreshments.
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