Gatineau Park, Gatineau

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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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  • Most car GPS won't guide you to the treasures within this park. The NCR website gives some hints to the popular sites but more serious explorers will bring a map. On a fall afternoon, from the Chelsea...  more »
  • The nature! She is preserved and highlighted. Facilities are suitable and facilitated access we feel respect for the environment A recommend without hesitation
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  • Take a map and information at home to visitors. You can spend days in the Park. Lakes, huge forest, small animals and some typical places... Good shoes, drink and eat, but above all, respect for nature that is so beautiful.
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Where to stay in Gatineau

Overshadowed by the neighboring national capital just across the river, Gatineau itself offers relatively little in the way of accommodations. Most people prefer to stay in Ottawa and simply catch public transportation across the river. If you prefer to stay in Gatineau, you can find a handful of motels along Boulevard Greber, and a few chain hotels farther northeast, just off Boulevard Maloney O.
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