Winter Hiking in Gatineau Park

Photo of people on a snow-covered bridge in Gatineau Park
Hiking in Gatineau Park

Explore Gatineau Park via one of its winter hiking trails and experience the peacefulness of the winter forest.

Most Gatineau Park trails are dedicated to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. There are, however, three trails (about 10 kilometres) available for winter hiking. These trails are mechanically groomed once a week, usually on Friday.

For the most up to date information on open and closed trails, please see the Road and Trail Closures section.

Winter Hiking Trails

  • Sugarbush Trail, by the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre in Chelsea.
  • Lauriault Trail, by the Mackenzie King Estate.
  • Pioneers Trail, in the Hull sector of Gatineau.

You can walk your dog on these trails, but it must be kept on a leash.

Facilities
Washrooms There are washrooms at the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre and outhouses by the Pioneers and Lauriault trails.
Parking There is free parking by each trail.
Universal Accessibility The Gatineau Park Visitor Centre is universally accessible.

Trail Courtesy

Please respect the Park’s other users and keep to the walking trails.

More Information

For more information, see Gatineau Park’s visitor information page.