Guided Tours in Gatineau Park

Photo of a Gatineau Park guide teaching a group of students
Guided tour in Gatineau Park

Enjoy the tranquility of being in nature with a guided tour through Gatineau Park. Experienced naturalists lead guided tours for the general public, groups and school groups. There are also several self-guided interpretive hikes. All tours are free and are available in English and French.

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Guided Tours for the General Public (weekends and statutory holidays)

General interest nature tours are offered year round in different places in the Park. Please see our calendar of events for more details.

  • From January to March: Animal Tracking on Snowshoes (snowshoes are provided)
  • May and June: Nature Springs into Action
  • September-October: Special programs during Fall Rhapsody

Upcoming tours offered by our naturalists or Friends of Gatineau Park are listed on the online calendar. Historical tours are offered at the Mackenzie King Estate, located in the Park.

Group Tours (by reservation)

The Friends of Gatineau Park can fill your needs with regards to guided tours. Learn more about ecosystems, natural features, unique wildlife and beautiful heritage sites as a group with your colleagues, family or friends. Plan your group tour by contacting the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre.

Gatineau Park offers free guided activities for school groups, from kindergarten to high school. Each tour is a guided hike through nature with qualified nature interpreters. An in-class activity is also available. Click here for more details

Self-guided Interpretive Hikes

There are six self-guided interpretive hikes in Gatineau Park. See Hiking in Gatineau Park for details.

Washrooms There are washrooms at the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre.
Parking Free parking is available at the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre.
Universal Accessibility Guided tours are on the Sugarbush Trail, which is universally accessible (except for winter tours).


A small guidebook called The Waterfall and Lauriault Trails has been published by the Friends of Gatineau Park. You can buy it at the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre and at the Mackenzie King Estate when the museums are open.

For more information see Gatineau Park's visitor information.