CHANGE OF DATES: Petals and Pioneers – May 23 (French) & May 23 (English)


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ACTIVITY originally Planned for MAY 16 in FRENCH HAS now BEEN REPORTED to MAY 23. SO, 2 separate walks (1 in english and 1 in french) will now take place on may 23.


The friends of gatineau park are excited to be offering a brand new activity taking place on Friday, may 16 23 (french) and May 23 (english) on the lauriault trail. The Petals and pioneers walk on the lauriault trail will be lead by an experienced naturalist and will give the participants an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Erythrone-05wflowering plants of the gatineau park as well as the history of some of the early settlers. This two-hour evening walk will provide an overview of the human and natural history of Gatineau Park. We will explore some of the varied environments of the Park, introduce its plant and animal life, meet the Eardley Escarpment Ecosystem and learn about families such as the Lauriaults and Mulvihills whose names have become part of Gatineau Park, and who once lived and farmed in this area.


This is a demanding walk on hilly terrain. Wear appropriate footwear. You may wish to bring a headlamp or flashlight.


Trille-10wHERE ARE MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS EXCITING NEW ACTIVITY OFFERED IN ENGLISH on friday, May 23 and in French on friday, may 23 as well:


  • WHEN: FRIDAY, May 23,  FROM 7 TO 9 PM approximately

  • Meeting place: – Waterfall trail parking lot on Champlain parkway, Gatineau Park, Chelsea

  • COST: ADULTS $15 (MEMBERS $12); SENIORS / STUDENTS $12 (MEMBERS $10); CHILDREN (aged 10 and over) $5

  • INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION: (819)  827-2020 or 1-800-465-1867.

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