Petals and Pioneers – Friday, May 15

Come discover new things about Gatineau Park! Take an evening walk on the Lauriault Trail with an experienced naturalist.


  • Discover the Park’s plants and wildlife, and learn how Erythrone-05wto 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.

Trille-12wThis is a walk on hilly terrain of approximately 3 km. Appropriate footwear and a headlamp or flashlight are recommended.


This Friends of Gatineau Park activity is for persons aged 10 and older. Reservations are required.


Below are more details about this activity:

  • When? Friday, May 15, 2015 (English), 6:30 pm to 9 pm; this activity is also offered in French on the next day, that is Saturday, May 16

  • Cost? Member of the Friends of Gatineau Park – Adult: $12; Student (13 and over) / Senior (60 and over): $10.  Non-Member – Adult: $15; Student / Senior (60 and over): $12; Child (Age 10 to 12): $5. The funds raised will help support Friends of Gatineau Park activities.

  • Meeting Point? Gatineau Park Visitor Centre,  33 Scott Road, Chelsea, Quebec. Participants will then drive to the starting point of the hike at the Waterfall trail parking on Champlain Parkway.

  • Reservations and information? 819-827-2020 or 1-866-456-3016 (toll-free)


Photos for this post provided by Michel Lemaire

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