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8 Jaw-Dropping Hikes In Gatineau Park That Will Give You All The Views

Waterfalls, ruins, lookouts and more! 🏞️

Life is better when you take the scenic route. So to help you enjoy some quality time in nature, here are eight of the best hikes in Gatineau Park that will lead you to jaw-dropping sights.

Did you know you can find ruins in more than one location within the park? From waterfalls, lookout points and a turquoise lake, we are sharing all the details on the spots you'll want to experience.

Below you'll find trails for every level of hiker, from easy routes that take minutes to more challenging paths that are a fantastic workout.

Trail 36

Price: $13.00 per vehicle (half price after 3 p.m.)

Address: Chelsea, QC

Why You Need To Go: The 3.25-kilometre roundtrip trail will lead you to a waterfall and the spectacular Carbide Willson Ruins.

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Luskville Falls

Price: Free

Address: Chemin de l'Hotel de Ville, Luskville, QC

Why You Need To Go: The 4.2-kilometre trek will take you past a waterfall and up a steep slope where you can marvel at the lookout of the Ottawa Valley.

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Wolf Trail

Price: $13.00 per vehicle (half price after 3 p.m.)

Address: Chemin du Lac Meech, Chelsea, QC

Why You Need To Go: If you are an avid hiker who doesn't mind a challenge, the 8.3-kilometre looped trail will lead you to the photo-worthy Tawadina Lookout.

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Pink Lake Trail

Price: Free

Address: Gatineau Parkway, Gatineau, QC

Why You Need To Go: Despite its name, the water isn't pink but a bright shade of turquoise. The one-hour walk will take you all around the meromictic lake.

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Champlain Trail

Price: Free

Address: Champlain Parkway., Luskville, QC

Why You Need To Go: It is a short and sweet hike that only takes 30 minutes to complete. The must-see sight is the lookout over the Eardley Escarpment.

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Mackenzie King Estate

Price: Paid parking

Address: MacKenzie King Road, Chelsea, QC

Why You Need To Go: Just a few minutes from the parking lot, you can discover impressive ruins. While at the Mackenzie King Estate, you'll also want to check out the beautiful gardens that are bursting with blooms in the summer.

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Waterfall Trail

Price: Paid parking

Address: Champlain Parkway, Chelsea, Quebec

Why You Need To Go: You can walk under a canopy of trees to enjoy a fantastic view of a cascading waterfall.

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King Mountain Trail

Price: Free

Address: Champlain Parkway, Chelsea, QC

Why You Need To Go: The 1.8-kilometre forest path will lead you to 10 lookout points over the Ottawa Valley.

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Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.