Jacques Cartier Park, Gatineau

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  • This place will melt your heart so much that you forget it is cold outside. Cold enough to let you keep summer in your heart. Drop dead beautiful carvings out of snow. The minds who create these archi...  more »
  • The mosaiculture 2017 have been very nice to visit, lots of parking and friendly staff
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  • A small oasis in the city. I went for their floral arrangement celebrating the 150 anniversary and it was gorgeous! All provinces were represented as well as China and may be some other country I do not recall. The creativity and details of the pieces was outstanding! I hope they will organize something like that next Summer! Great for kids and adults!
  • Amazing park in Gatineau!! It has fantastic views and is a great place to get outdoors and be active. Whether going for a stroll through the park or just sitting by the Ottawa River and watching the boats pass through. The park is very clean and is a great place to take your family. There is always a lot of things to see and do!
  • Beautiful park along the river. We were here for the Mosaic Culture display for the CANADA 150 celebrations. The plant sculptures we amazing! The park was a beautiful setting for it with the Ottawa River in the background, and the mature trees all around.
  • Went to experience Canada 🇨🇦 150 Mosaic.. Amazing! Parking is very limited and it is pay 💰 parking. Had difficulty getting to Jacques Cartier Park. Careful to be in correct lane or you will end up having to go over Alexandra Bridge into Ottawa & have to back track to Hull/Gatineau.. overall visit was good.. keeping in mind parking is limited!
  • MosaiCanada 150 is tucked into a corner of the Park. It holds a marvellous collection of over thirty sculptures imaginatively constructed out of plants and flowers. Underlying the living vegetation is some sort of frame or structure which can't be seen. Each sculpture is quite marvellous such that I photographed over half of them so that I can see them again and again. My favourite sculpture is Mother Earth seen as the head of a sad female. It took a long time to view each of two Chinese sculptures because of the complexity of the dragons and lions. In front of the large locomotive was a large field of hundreds (thousands?) of individually potted poppies. The RCMP horse and rider, prospector, lobster fisherman, giant, voyageur and hockey player are also memorable.

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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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