Accommodations — Winter

Accommodations — Winter at Gatineau Park
Accommodations — Winter at Gatineau Park

Winter camping season: November 15, 2016 to April 15, 2017.

Reservations accepted starting on November 1, 2016.

This winter, extend your outdoor adventure by spending the night in Gatineau Park. Choose from four-season tents, yurts, cabins or winter campsites, and enjoy an overnight stay in the great outdoors, just minutes from downtown.

Experience the beauty of an early-morning ski or snowshoe on one of the largest networks of winter trails in North America.

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Ready-to-camp units (Roofed Accommodations)

Four-Season Tents

Four-Season Tent

Featuring a prospector tent-style design, the V-roof tents offer a unique outdoors experience with some basic amenities. Located in the heart of Philippe Lake Campground, the four 4-season tents also provide a great introduction to camping. There are four units available for overnight rental year round (sites nos. 254, 255, 257 and 258) and can accommodate up to four people each.

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Rates*

  • Sunday to Thursday: $112 per night
  • Regular price: $130 per night

Distance from P19

  • Ski: 3.4 km
  • Snowshoe: 3.9 km

Equipment provided in the four-season tents

  • Beds and mattresses (1 double mattress, 2 single mattresses)
  • Table, chairs, bench inside, picnic table outside
  • Wood stove (firewood provided onsite)
  • Outdoor barbecue and cooler
  • Kettle, spatula, spoons, can opener, ladles, stockpots, pan
  • Outhouse nearby
  • No water nearby
  • No electricity

What to bring

  • Personal items: warm clothing, sleeping bags, blankets, pillows
  • Food and water for the length of your stay
  • Plates, cups, cutlery
  • Flashlights, candles, matches
  • Bag for your garbage (pack-in pack-out)

Yurts

Yurt

Our popular yurts are a circular structure with a cone-shaped roof, set on a wooden platform. Charming yet rustic, the four units are located at Philippe and Taylor Lakes, and can accommodate up to 6 people each.

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Rates*

  • Sunday to Thursday: $130 per night
  • Regular price: $170 per night

The Woodsia Yurt. The former Richard Lake Yurt was relocated to Philippe Lake and renamed Woodsia in honour of a rare plant found in Gatineau Park.

  • Distance from P19: ski: 3.4 km, snowshoe: 3.8 km

The Wanakiwin Yurt, whose name means "peaceful place" in Ojibway, is located in the heart of Philippe Lake Campground.

  • Distance from P19: ski 3.4km, snowshoe: 3.8 km

The Ohomisi Yurt, whose name means "owl" in Algonquin, is located at the entrance to Taylor Lake. It is now accessible by snowshoe.

  • Distance from P19: ski: 5 km, snowshoe: 5 km

The Taylor Lake Yurt offers a beautiful view of Taylor Lake.

  • Distance from P19: ski: 6 km, snowshoe: non accessible

Equipment provided in the yurts

  • Two bunk beds and two pullout beds (six single mattresses)
  • Table, chairs, bench inside, picnic table outside
  • Wood stove (firewood provided onsite)
  • Outdoor barbecue and cooler
  • Kettle, spatula, spoons, can opener, ladles, stockpots, pan
  • Outhouse nearby
  • No water nearby
  • No electricity

What to bring

  • Personal items: warm clothing, sleeping bags, blankets, pillows
  • Food and water for the length of your stay
  • Plates, cups, cutlery
  • Flashlights, candles, matches
  • Bag for your garbage (pack-in pack-out)

Cabins

cabin

There are four cabins available for overnight rental at Gatineau Park in the winter, and they can accommodate between 6 and 17 people depending on the unit. Their rustic camp look and secluded settings make them the ideal getaway for families, couples or groups of friends who want to enjoy a unique experience in the great outdoors.

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The Pines Cabin is located in a mature pine forest on a large site. Completely renovated in 2011, the cabin offers a welcoming space for families and groups of friends.

  • Maximum occupancy: 6 people
  • Distance from P19: ski: 2.5 km, snowshoe: 3.9 km
  • Rates*: Sunday to Thursday: $135 per night
    Regular price: $175 per night

Lusk Lake Cabin is at the end of the Park's Nature and Tranquility ski route. By day, it serves as a shelter for trail users. From 4 pm to 10 am, it is reserved for overnight stay permit holders.

  • Maximum occupancy: 6 people
  • Distance from P19: ski: 5.6 km, snowshoe: non accessible
  • Rates*: Sunday to Thursday: $105 per night
    Regular price: $125 per night

Philippe Cabin is located on a very large, private site. The interior space is well designed, with the sleeping area separated from the kitchen area. Perfect for two families or a group of friends seeking peace and tranquility.

  • Maximum occupancy: 10 people
  • Distance from P19: ski: 2.8 km, snowshoe: 3.2 km
  • Rates*: Sunday to Thursday: $230 per night
    Regular price: $280 per night

Brown Lake Cabin is the largest cabin in the Park. It is located at the northeast end of the Park, and is accessed via a 2.5-kilometre trail. Completely renovated in 2012, the cabin is partially powered by solar energy and offers a greater comfort level.

  • Maximum occupancy: 17 people
  • Distance from P17: ski: 3 km, snowshoe: 2 km
  • Rates*: Sunday to Thursday: $215 per night
    Regular price: $430 per night

Equipment provided in the cabins

  • Bunk beds
  • Table, chairs, bench inside, picnic table outside
  • Wood stove (firewood provided onsite)
  • Electric stove and refrigerator (Brown Lake cabin only)
  • Propane stove and refrigerator*
  • Kettle, spatula, spoons, can opener, ladles, stockpots, pan
  • Outhouse nearby
  • No water nearby
  • No electricity

*Exception: at Lusk Lake Cabin, there is no propane stove, and the refrigerator is replaced with an outdoor cooler.

What to bring

  • Personal items: warm clothing, sleeping bags, blankets, pillows
  • Food and water for the length of your stay
  • Plates, cups, cutlery
  • Portable gas stove (for Lusk Lake cabin only)
  • Flashlights, candles, matches
  • Bag for your garbage (pack-in pack-out)

Winter Camping

During the winter, you can camp near Philippe Lake in the northern section of Gatineau Park. There are five campsites: three individual sites and two group sites, for camping in tents only.

cabin

Individual sites

Number of sites: five (sites R1 to R5, located on the Renaud Lake loop)

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Features

  • Five sites available: sites R1 to R5, located on the Renaud Lake loop
  • Maximum two tents per site
  • No heated shelter on site (Renaud shelter located nearby)
  • Firewood is provided
  • Outhouses nearby

Distance from P19

  • Ski: 2.6 km
  • Snowshoe: 3.5 km

Rates*: $17 per person, per night

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Group sites

Number of sites: two (Group site nos. 4 and 5)

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Features

  • Two sites available: nos. 4 and 5
  • Maximum 25 people
  • No heated shelter on site (Renaud shelter located nearby)
  • Firewood is provided
  • Outhouses nearby

Distance from P19

  • Ski: 3.2 km
  • Snowshoe: 3.1 km

Rates*: $130 per night (minimum of eight people is recommended). Trail access for those who don’t have a season pass: maximum $25 for the group.

Inn

cabin

The Wakefield Mill

Looking for the perfect place for a luxurious getaway? The Wakefield Mill is an enchanting inn, located in the heart of Wakefield village, in the northeast corner of Gatineau Park.

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Reservations and Policies

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By telephone: 1-866-560-6133 (toll-free)

In person at the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre

*All prices include GST and QST. Tax on lodging not included (3.5% per night). Reservation and change fees are non-refundable ($11.50). Sunday to Thursday: Excluding statutory holidays (December 24-26 and December 31-January 1) and March Breaks (February 25 to March 5, and March 10 to 19).

Read Gatineau Park camping reservation policies about changes, cancellations, refunds and late arrivals.

Rules and Regulations

Engaging in outdoor activities in winter involves certain risks. Be informed about safety measures and exercise caution at all times.

  • Check-in: Between 2 and 7 pm at the first aid kiosk (P19). Check-out: Before 11 am.
  • Alcohol: It is prohibited to possess or consume alcohol in any area other than your own campsite.
  • Animals: Pets are not permitted in ready-to-camp units and on ski and snowshoe trails.
  • Smoking: Smoking is prohibited in the ready-to-camp units.
  • Number of People: For overnight stays in the winter, a minimum of two people is required, and at least one person must be over 18 years of age.
  • Trail access: skiers: $5 per camper, per overnight; snowshoers: $3 per camper, per overnight; free for season pass holders.

Water and Baggage Delivery Service

Travel light! Have your baggage and water delivered directly at your ready to camp unit. Request must be made at least 48 hours prior to the stay by phone at 819-827-2020.

  Destination Cost (Tax included)
Water (18L) (purchase) N/A $20
Water (18L) (purchase and delivery) Philippe Lake area $19
Brown Lake Cabin $37
Baggage delivery Philippe Lake area $58 (one way)
Brown Lake Cabin $142 (one way)

Tax included.