Jacques Cartier Park
Jacques Cartier Park
4.5
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:45 AM
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JacquieB68
New Rochelle, New York110 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
My husband and I took a pre-arranged shuttle that picked us up at the main entrance of the Quebec train station and took us to Jacques Cartier National Park. The trip was about 45 minutes and the ride was pleasant. Once at the park we were able to purchase sandwiches and snacks at the gift shop before embarking on our journey. We did a 6+ mile hike that started near the visitor’s center, though I can’t remember the trail name. The hike was strenuous but was equal parts incline, flat and decline which made it palatable. We are not particularly athletic and were able to do the hike, including a couple of stops for water (which we brought with us) and lunch at the scenic mid-way point, with only a half hour more time of what we were informed the trail should take. I believe we were told 3.5 hours and it took us approximately 4 hours with stops. Lovely day and we lucked out with temperate conditions.
Written August 29, 2023
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Eduardo R
Milton, Canada8 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Not much to see here. There are no sculptures or local businesses! Pictures are old, and many restoration sites on the ground!
Written July 25, 2023
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Subi J
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
May 2023
The sculptures in the pics are not there now. So don't look at the pics and get excited to visit. There is nothing much to see there other than the lake view and the bridge you see from far
Written June 4, 2023
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Simon B
Grimsby, Canada3 contributions
Sept 2021 • Couples
I agree with Lacy and some of the others who've reviewed the park recently... It's a pleasant place to stroll by the water but doesn't really have much more to offer than your hometown, municipal park.


A nice spot for grass and trails👍
Written September 5, 2021
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GroundState
Niagara Falls, Canada30 contributions
Aug 2021
The northern end of the park was a sawmill operation in the late 1800s and some old ruins and infrastructure can still be found for those exploring deeper. Online searches for Gilmour Steam Mill will give you more information.

Check out the exterior of the office building at the north end of the parking lot while you are here. It was originally an office building for the steam mill and has several carvings on the exterior that are thought to have been leftovers that were originally intended for Parliament Hill.
Written August 30, 2021
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Lacy G
2 contributions
Aug 2021
The pictures of this park look amazing but in reality, there is nothing here. There are trails to walk down but the grass is all fenced off and there is nothing to see here. It was nice to walk along the water and look across but it's not a garden or anything special so this is not really a fun activity and my kids were very disappointed to just go for a walk. I wish it was more clear that the garden is gone when searching for things to do in the area.
Written August 24, 2021
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Nigel Spencer
25 contributions
Aug 2020
Very pleasant, especially with the Florilèges, easy access, quiet and much more interesting than Ottawa, which is basically an empty shell at the best of times. The park is on the edge of the river, so both cities are within easy reach.
Most good cruises leave from here.
Written August 15, 2020
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Guylaine K
1 contribution
May 2020
Please update your information. First off in the overview, this parc is not the one 20mn away from Québec City (that parc is Parc Nationale de la Jacques Cartier). It does not have any of the amenities listed. (ski hill, yurt,etc)

The Jacques Cartier Park is located in the city of Gatineau (10mn away from Ottawa, Ontario) and for now is closed off. The Mosaique left in 2018. The parc has been closed since last year.
Written May 25, 2020
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ssklt589
Mississauga, Canada41 contributions
Feb 2020
The snow sculptures were well done but don't know if it will hold for 2020 Winterlude due to the temperature fluctations.
Written February 5, 2020
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Sylvain D
Gatineau, Canada37 contributions
Feb 2020
if you want to visit a nice place this february , winterlude at jacques cartier park is the place to be, there is a lot of attractions for children and grand children, sponsered by Tim Hortons, under the supervision of patrimoine Canada and the National Capital Commission the place is a place to be , you can slide with air tube, zip line tug of war, tresor hunt and all kind of excitement for every one.the pla is open to the public thursdays to sundays until february the 22.By the way , it is a free admitance.
Written February 5, 2020
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JACQUES CARTIER PARK - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)