A Walk in Gatineau Park

With all the heart breaking news reports and difficult conversations taking place at this moment, it kinda feels like a good time for a walk in the woods.  About a month ago, we were in Ottawa, with a day all to ourselves. We opted to leave the city behind and explore Gatineau Park. Come along, and I’ll show you a little of what we saw ………



This conservation park covers 361 square peaceful kilometres of land, but is just 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa.  It is popular with locals and visitors alike, apparently attracting 2.7 million visits a year.  But on this day we were lucky…. It was a chilly, damp Monday and the place was relatively quiet, but as you can see, still very beautiful.



After a couple of hours of exploring, we made our way to the Mackenzie King Estate, a country property of the former prime minister, bequeathed to all of Canada. It’s now part of the Park.



It seemed like the right thing to do, so we finished off with a warming visit to the Tea Room.





13 thoughts on “A Walk in Gatineau Park

  1. germac4 November 19, 2015 / 3:33 am

    Lovely, I enjoyed a walk through Gateneau Park with you, and we would have done exactly the same…had a cup of warming tea at the end!

    • JanetRimmington November 19, 2015 / 4:05 am

      Thanks so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed the walk. It was our first visit there, but I expect we will go again, perhaps in summertime.

  2. germac4 November 19, 2015 / 4:11 am

    Canada, and Ottawa is especially interesting to me as we live in Australia, and would love to visit Canada some day soon!

    • JanetRimmington November 19, 2015 / 8:41 pm

      That’s wonderful! You should come! Ottawa is a great city. I always enjoy visiting there. But don’t forget to add Nova Scotia to your plans. 😀

  3. graydaysandcoffee November 19, 2015 / 7:53 am


  4. BuntyMcC November 19, 2015 / 8:47 pm

    Beautiful. I especially like the yellow leaves framed by the doorway.

    • JanetRimmington November 19, 2015 / 9:03 pm

      Thanks! It was part of one of several follies on the estate. I learned that architecture was one of Mackenzie King’s passions. I was an interesting guy…

  5. Julie@frogpondfarm November 20, 2015 / 8:08 pm

    I loved my walk with you. Such stunning scenery and your photos are breathtaking .. thank you

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