Tomorrow is the day! Here’s a list of some of the activities available from 10AM to 3PM at the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre at 33 Scott Rd., Chelsea, QC :
|10:00AM – 11:30AM
||Special Circle Dance : The Joy of Nature
What is the circle dancing? Circle dancing is the oldest form of community dance.
These dances are accessible to all and include traditional folk dances and contemporary dances to the sound of all kinds of music: world fusion, classical, traditional, modern, fun and meditative.
Each dance is explained and practiced before it is danced. No dance experience is necessary.
The explanations will be bilingual, French and English.
What to bring: a water bottle, a hat, bug spray , sunscreen
|11:30AM to 1:30PM
|1PM to 2PM
||Tree observation hike
With Jean Lauriault, Canadian Museum of Nature Associate
|2PM to 3PM
Come and assist to an outdoor yoga class with your yoga instructor, Chantal Ouellette
Bring your yoga mat!
LA JOURNÉE DES PARCS / PARKS DAY
On Saturday July 16, join us as we celebrate Canada’s Parks Day at the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre. At this special event, visitors will have an opportunity to discover multiple ways to enjoy and protect Gatineau Park.
- Come and meet cultural, outdoors and wildlife observation organizations who practice their activities in the Park.
- Learn about the educational programs offered by the Friends of Gatineau Park.
- Learn how you can support the Park and its conservation mandate.
Canada’s Parks Day is an annual event organized by the Canadian Parks Council. At Gatineau Park, the event is coordinated by the Friends of Gatineau Park
Saturday, July 16, 2016
From 10 am to 3 pm
This activity is intended for families and anyone interested in Gatineau Park. Participants / Visitors do not require reservations for this activity.
Outside the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre
33 Scott Road, Old Chelsea
Source: Accent Nature
Friends of Gatineau Park invites proposals for social, cultural and historical research as it relates to Gatineau Park.
Examples of past research includes: evolution of trails in the park, history of tourism hotels and lodges, prominent families, Mackenzie King Estate, etc.
We encourage research on Indigenous place names and historical uses, the importance of the park in the lives of peoples of the region, political and social history of the evolution of the park, feminist perspectives and women’s roles in the park, etc.
This is an open call for research proposals sponsored by the Friends of Gatineau Park. For more information and to submit a proposal contact The Friends of Gatineau Park by email at email@example.com.
Come discover new things about Gatineau Park! Take a walk* on the Lauriault Trail with an experienced naturalist.
Discover the Park’s plants and wildlife, and learn how to identify wildflowers.
Learn about the Park’s protected habitats and ecosystems, including the Eardley Escarpment.
Get acquainted with some of the Park’s early residents and cottagers like the Lauriault and Mulvihill families. Some of the Park’s natural features were named after these families.
This Friends of Gatineau Park activity is for persons aged 10 and older. Reservations are required.
*walk takes place on hilly terrain
Saturday, May 14, 2016 (in French)
10 am to 12 pm
Sunday, May 15, 2016 (in English)
10 am to 12 pm
Member of the Friends of Gatineau Park:
Adult: $16; Student (13 and +) / Senior (65 and +): $13; Family: 34$
Adult: $20; Student / Senior (65 and +): $16; Family: 42$
Child (Age 10 to 12): $7
Meeting point: the Waterfall Trail parking lot, off the Champlain Parkway.
Reservations and information?
819-827-2020 or 1-866-456-3016 (toll-free)