It’s hard not to fall in love with the extraordinary biodiversity of Gatineau Park. This beautiful wilderness has 118 rare or endangered species, numerous wetlands, and 50 lakes!
- Read our Response to the March 2017 NCC Gatineau Park Visitor and Economic Impact Study (link to NCC study in resources section at bottom of page)
- Read our Position Statement! Learn more about our recommendations to protect Gatineau Park: Click here
- Sign the petition, and learn about our #makeitarealpark Community Partners. Visit our campaign page: makeitarealpark.ca
- Show your support on your next hike! Get your “Make it a Real Park” t-shirt. click here to visit our online store
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Did you know?
- Gatineau Park has the greatest diversity of habitats of any park in Quebec, with the largest number of endangered species. It is a park of national importance that includes forests, lakes, streams, peat bogs, swamps, and the fragile Eardley escarpment.
- The eastern wolf, black bear, beaver, lynx, fisher, northern flying squirrel, white-tailed deer, and otter can all be found within its boundaries, along with 230 species of birds and over 1000 species of plants.
- Gatineau Park provides unsurpassed recreational opportunities on over 200 kilometres of hiking and ski trails and 125 kilometres of bike trails, only minutes from Parliament Hill.
- In 1970 CPAWS-OV was founded specifically to fight for the protection of Gatineau Park. At that time the NCC development plan would have seen a series of roads, and even hotels, in the centre of the park. To learn more about the history of CPAWS-OV in Gatineau Park, click here.