Gatineau Park encompasses roughly 35,000 hectares in Quebec's Gatineau Hills, an oasis of wilderness on the doorstep of Canada's National Capital. The hills themselves are roots of the ancient Laurentian Mountains. These forests are home to a remarkable diversity of wildlife, including deer, bears, and even timber wolves, yet they are also the backyard playground for a metropolitan population of over one million people, five minutes away. Winter activities in the park include snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, camping, hiking and more. In the summer months, you can enjoy cycling, mountain biking, camping, swimming, rock-climbing, in-line skating, running and more. For more information call (819) 827-2020.