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Apr 9 (7M, 2w) by Karl Saidla from P5
Trails Skied: Gatineau Pkwy , Champlain Pkwy, #7, #15 (black) [14km], Glide Wax: Rode GLF Violet, Grip Wax: Rode Multigrade Universal Klister
Spectacular once again this morning. The parkways were firm and extremely fast but not icy. I found trails that had not been groomed (like 15 and 17) to make for pretty nice classic skiing, and the crust in the morning makes it possible for you to ski basically anywhere you want off-trail.

About Skiing in Gatineau Park..

General: Fees Resource General Info History NCC Grooming Report Groomers

Maps: Trail Distance Map NCC Winter Trails Interactive trail conditions map

Gatineau Park is ski paradise! The network of ski trails offer machine groomed skate skiing and classic skiing as well as little groomed backcountry trails. Multiple access points allow skiers to access a variety of terrain and scenery. The NCC offers season or daily pay rates.

For suggestions on where to ski, excellent trail descriptions, photos and maps checkout Michael McGoldrick`s website about recreational xc-skiing in Canada`s National Capital Region (with an emphasis on the Gatineau Park).

The NCC also maintains a grooming report on-line. If you encounter people walking on groomed trails, you are best advised to contact the NCC. They are responsible for the enforcement on this so report those trail wreckers whenever you see them by calling 819-827-2020 (Visitor Centre), or email


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