The Best of Cross-country Skiing at Gatineau Park
 

The Best of Cross-country Skiing at Gatineau Park

Attractions to discover, November 27, 2017 2017-11-27
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Cross-country skiing at Gatineau Park
Cross-country skiing at Gatineau Park
This winter, practise your favourite sport in a huge conservation park in the Outaouais region. Located just minutes from the downtown area of Ottawa-Gatineau (and just about two hours from Montreal), Gatineau Park has one of the largest networks of trails for cross-country skiing in North America. This wide picturesque area managed by the National Capital Commission has more than 200 km (124 mi.) of trails including marked trails and untamed back-country trails.

A tradition that goes back years

The story that binds together cross-country skiing and Gatineau Park dates back to the 1910s, when the Ottawa Ski Club would meet up there. Nowadays the Park welcomes outdoor enthusiasts, families and even accomplished athletes and hosts the Gatineau Loppet. That event is not only the largest cross-country skiing competition in Canada, but also a member of the Worldloppet Ski Federation, which accepts only one race (the best race) per country among its members!

Let the adventure continue with ready-to-camp lodging!

Camp in the park!
Camp in the park!

Located near the trails, right inside Gatineau Park, are charming four-season tents, yurts and shelters just waiting for you! Go with a group, make the most of your day on the trails and finish off with an evening by the campfire. Basic equipment and firewood for the wood stove are provided to campers. A great way to take a break from your daily cares!

Plan your getaway

Many tools are at your disposal: on the website there is an interactive map that shows ski conditions as well as a trail map that helps you choose the right trail depending on your level, your style and how much time you have. Information agents on site will be happy to give you advice, especially if it’s your first time there.

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