Gatineau Park, Gatineau

#1 of 10 in Outdoors in Gatineau
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. Gatineau Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Gatineau Edition.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The trails in the woods are well signposted. It's nice to walk in the forest in this area. There are a few possible routes which are beginner or intermediate level (low sides).
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  • August 14, 2017
    After a disappointing visit to Ottawa on Canada day, we spent July 2nd in Gatineau Park. We spent most of our day at the King Estate, which is another gem, but did a tour of the park in the car. Its a...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    aways love going there, been going for 50 years and i'm never tired of it. It's a nice drive up to the belvedere, Many lakes and trails etc...  more »

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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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