Traditional Snowshoeing in the Gatineau Park

Photo de José Lafleur

                                                                                                                                        Photo from José Lafleur

The Friends of Gatineau Park invite you to experience a memorable adventure of off-trail snowshoeing in Gatineau Park. You will learn the basics about this traditional mode of transportation and discover some of the hidden beauties of the Park. This activity will take place on Saturday morning on February 7, 2015 in French and on February 14, 2015 in English.

This will also give you a chance to improve your knowledge of:

  • planning and preparing equipment for an outing;

  • reading maps and landscape topography;

  • safety and recreation ethics.


You are required to be in good physical condition for this activity and it is intended for persons aged 13 and older. Make sure you dress warmly for the outing and based on the weather that day.

Bring your own snowshoes — or rent ours for $5. Should you have, bring walking sticks to help maintain your balance.


Reservations are required (see below for details).


  • Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015 (French); Saturday, February 14, 2015 (English)

  • Time: Starting at 9 am and running until approximately noon and beginning with a short presentation of approximately 20 minutes inside the Lynx room

  • Meeting point: Gatineau Park Visitor Centre (opens at 9 am), 33 Scott Road, Chelsea, Québec

  • Information and Registration: 819-827-2020 or 1-866-456-3016

  • Cost: Adults $15 (members $12); Seniors (60 and over) / Students (13 and over) $12, (members $10).


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