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This Gatineau Park Trail Near Ottawa Takes You To A Breathtaking Fall Paradise

Walk under a canopy of colourful leaves to a blue lake. 🍂

This Gatineau Park Trail Near Ottawa Takes You To A Breathtaking Fall Paradise

One of the most spectacular spots to see the colourful foliage is only a few minutes away from Ottawa.

So put on your flannel as the Pink Lake trail in Gatineau Park will lead you through a breathtaking fall paradise.

Starting from the Pink Lake parking lot, you can follow the short 2.3-kilometre loop path for non-stop views of the glistening lake.

From start to finish, it will take you around an hour and will provide a good leg workout as you'll need to climb several sets of stairs.

But it is worth every step as you'll be surrounded by a canopy of red, yellow and orange leaves while you enjoy the lookout over the bright teal water.

Pink Lake

Price: Free

Address: Gatineau Pkwy., Gatineau, QC

Why You Need To Go: While in the area, you can also head to the Pink Lake Lookout, which offers an incredible view over the water and surrounding forest.


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