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Jacques Cartier Park

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Address: Rte Verte 1, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 3W1, Canada
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Only 20 minutes from Quebec City, the Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier...

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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Cold but fun and worth the visit

Second time at the park during Family Day weekend. Super cold again and must bundle really well...but a great time. Outdoor ice slides, sculptures, ice tubing, entertainers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2016
Christos N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Second time at the park during Family Day weekend. Super cold again and must bundle really well...but a great time. Outdoor ice slides, sculptures, ice tubing, entertainers. All round great way to spend a couple of hours so long as you manage the cold. Indoor warming area with hot chocolate was a welcome addition this year! Amazing for little ones.... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

We spent an hour or so in this park, near the foot of the MacDonald-Cartier bridge, to watch the Parliament Hill Canada Day fireworks from. This park provided a great spot to watch from, take photos and enjoy without massive crowds.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Large park. Bicycle trails. Great views of several bridges, Parliament Hill and other sites. Well kept and so vast that you will never feel crowded.

Thank sycha
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

We were staying in Gatineau for a week and wanted to explore new parks to walk our dog. This was a lovely park for walking and it was very clean (people know how to use the garbage bins!). There were areas where we could let the dog go in the water to cool off too. Some spots have pay parking,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Well marked paved bike/running trails in beautiful setting. Part of ncc trail system. Great for a fun and safe evensong or morning run.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

Nice park with lots to do. Very close to the market and the museum of civilization. Wonderful in winter.

Thank OttawaBigSexy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

A good place to be with families, and friends. OR just a bike ride on the path, try it out. IT is free if you do not park your car. You can go for picnics, or just for a walk. The best time to go is during the Fall time when all the leaves are in their Rhapsody of color!... More 

Thank 513adventure
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

We went exclusively to check out the Tulips during the Festival, however, we also found this Park to be a rather nice place to sit, relax and watch nature. You can enjoy a sandwich at one of the picnic tables too. There's lots of life going on there as well! You'll see a lot of bicyclers, joggers, walkers, dogs, boats... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

Our hotel owner (Motel Casino) recommended this park for tulips in Gatineau. What a lovely surprised. It is easy to find, the park is huge, has a very beautiful and colourful tulips fields. We went during the mid week, not very busy, the day was sunny and warm. The tulips were in their brilliance so are the crab apple trees.... More 

Thank Lavenderwoman
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

Perfect place to get over the winter doldrums and embrace Ottawa's frosty temperatures. Try the slides during Winterlude, your kids won't be disappointed!

Thank Juliet R

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