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Jacques Cartier Park

164, Laurier street, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 3W1, Canada
+1 844-878-8333
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Winterlude happens here in the winter

This place will melt your heart so much that you forget it is cold outside. Cold enough to let you... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
925antoinettea
,
Maniwaki, Canada
Jacques Cartier Park changes themes during the year so one needs to google it to find out what is going on.

Always something for the children, be it face painting, interesting displays with a learning... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
MICHA SHMATA
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OTTAWA
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Only 20 minutes from Quebec City, the Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier earned its nickname, “Québec City's Great Outdoors,” with its four-season playground. Winter play is on the area's two ski resorts, snow slides, and its new snowshoeing and Nordic skiing trails. Summertime finds travelers hanging at the lakes. Feeling adventurous? Spend the night in a yurt, primitive campsite or cottage in the woods.
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164, Laurier street, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 3W1, Canada
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"during winterlude"
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"living sculptures"
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"snow sculptures"
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"ice sculptures"
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"ottawa river"
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"plants and flowers"
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"trail system"
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"pleasant stroll"
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"free exhibition"
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"wonderful sculptures"
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"garden display"
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"winter wonderland"
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"across the bridge"
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"alexandra bridge"
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

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 architectural pieces make the world a better place...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Always something for the children, be it face painting, interesting displays with a learning message which is fun for kids, or in winter it may be slides and snow sculptures for the entire family... Always worth a visit when stuff is going on. If nothing...More

Thank MICHA SHMATA
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Enjoyed the park during the last days of the Mosaicanada exhibition. It's right on the river, so you enjoy a great view of the Ottawa skyline.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We visited the park to see the botanical sculptures exhibited in celebration of Canada 150th. The sculptures were simply amazing, each one more fantastic than the previous! We spent 2 hours to enjoy all unique living sculptures.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

During the winter months this is the place to be. There are lot and lots of beautifully carved ice sculptures and you can make your way to this great event by ice skating down the Longest skating rink the Rideau Canal. Fun and goodies like...More

1  Thank Louise C
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We were fortunate to stumble across Parc Jacques Cartier's Canada Mosaic 150 exhibit purely by accident as we took a walk across the Alexandra Bridge for a view of Ottawa. We saw the crowds and wondered what was going on, and were surprised to find...More

2  Thank lhousesoccer
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Visting family in Ottawa and visited because of the sculptures celebrating Canada's 150th. My rating is based mainly for the sculptures as I don't know the park in its natural state but I can say the the park is huge, well maintained with walkways -...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

So visiting this park for the first time ,parking available on the lots if you're OK with walking grab the one that is not right across the entrance they charge twice more , they have 10$ parking and it's only 5 min walk we paid...More

Thank Yarsemin
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This was an unplanned stop on our recent trip to Ottawa but we were told we needed to check out the free Canada 150 event. These large sculptures made entirely from trees / shrubs/ greenery were amazingly well done and beautiful. It was free admission...More

Thank Jaimi V
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We visited the MosaïCanada 150 exhibition, and it was just amazing... over 4 million individual plants and flowers arranged in a variety of living "sculptures", just amazing. Unfortunately, the exhibit is finished now, but I expect the sculptures will show up in other places later,...More

Thank James W
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occams-razor
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Response from lhousesoccer | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's unfortunate they stopped the exhibit. It should be annual. Too bad the petition didn't work. We signed it.
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lpstlsvt
17 September 2017|
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Response from Kevin Bob L | Reviewed this property |
10am- 7pm every day.
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Angie M
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Yes I believe you can
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