Jacques Cartier Park, Gatineau

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Jacques-Cartier Park is a park in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, along the Ottawa River. It is at the base of the Alexandra Bridge, facing the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. It is named for French explorer Jacques Cartier, who arrived at the mouth of the Ottawa River while he was looking for the Northwest Passage. The National Capital Commission (NCC) uses the site to run one of its popular annual events, Winterlude every February. It is also a busy site on Canada Day, offering activities such as music and dance shows throughout the day, entertainment and activities for children, and demonstrations by the Canadian Forces SkyHawks parachute team.

Maison Charron, the oldest surviving house in Hull, is located in the park. It was restored by the NCC in 1985 and is used for various activities.
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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • 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....  more
    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....  more »
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  • The park is in its splendor this time of year. The grassy centre area that boasts several mature trees is family-friendly and can serve as an ideal spot to drop a drop a blanket and have a picnic. I sat on one of the park benches that are along the walking path and enjoyed the views while some others enjoyed a light snack. Parking is free on weekends at both the lower and upper parking lots. Dogs are to be leashed. A nice place to go sit and relax!
  • The park it is closed and this web site said it is open 👎🏼

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