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Gatineau Park's Network of Winter Trails Closed
By:  NCC   (2010/01/25)


Canada’s Capital Region — The National Capital Commission (NCC) would like to inform the public that Gatineau Park’s network of winter trails is closed due to adverse weather conditions.

The network of winter trails – for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and hiking – is closed because of the rain.

 All the parking lots are closed, except as noted below, until such time as conditions allow their reopening. The exceptions are: P3 (Gamelin) and P19 ( Philippe Lake) remain open to allow automobilists to turn. Also, the parking lot at the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre (33 Scott Road, Chelsea) remains open.

When the rain stops and the temperature drops below zero, the priority will be to restore access to the network of winter trails on the parkways, as there was a better snow base on the parkways before the rain. Moreover, the parkways being generally flat, they will be easier to rehabilitate. However, a few centimeters of snow will be necessary before work can be done on that network.

The NCC will reevaluate the situation in 24 hours and will update its website to inform the public.

For up to date information on ski conditions and the status of winter trails please check the Gatineau Park website at www.canadascapital.gc.ca/gatineau or call the trail conditions hotline at 819-827-2020, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information on winter in Gatineau Park, members of the public can visit the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre, located at 33 Scott Road in Chelsea, call 819-827-2020, 1-800-465-1867, 613-239-5090 (TTY) or 1-866-661-3530 (toll-free TTY), or visit the NCC website at www.canadascapital.gc.ca/gatineau.

Media Information:

Jean Wolff
NCC Media Relations
613-239-5703 (office)
613-797-0279 (cellular)


Jasmine Leduc
NCC Media Relations
613-239-5410 (office)
613-608-3119 (cellular)


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