Gatineau Park kicks off its winter season

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Gatineau Park kicks off its winter season

Cross-country skiing, winter biking and snowshoeing enthusiasts can now explore the snowy trails. (Archives)

Winter sports enthusiasts can now enjoy it in Gatineau Park, which launched its winter season this Sunday.

< p class="e-p">Gatineau Park has officially opened its snowy trails to snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, winter biking and hiking enthusiasts.

Sports enthusiasts will have more to discover this winter, as 22 kilometers of trails have been added to the existing routes.

Of these 22 new kilometers, 10 are reserved for snowshoeing and mountain biking. on the Gatineau Parkway service road from trail 67 to parking lot P5.

From now on, the paths will be traced. We try to do that as the day progresses. We have teams working hard to be able to make our ski trails very accessible to everyone, so that people can practice their favorite activity, commented Haggar Bichara, coordinator of evening and weekend activities for the park of Gatineau to the National Capital Commission (NCC).

Haggar Bichara, Evening and Weekend Activities Coordinator for Gatineau Park at the National Capital Commission

And even after two and a half years of the pandemic, the x27;craze for winter sports has not waned, according to Mr. Bichara.

The ridership has not dropped. People have discovered a sport, they have understood that they can ski and that it is accessible. We have both intermediate and advanced trails and trails for beginners, added Mr. Bichara.

Responsible for Gatineau Park, the NCC reminds users that they must ensure that their pass is visible at all times and that it is possible to purchase a day pass.

In addition, the NCC reminds that animals on a leash are only permitted on the hiking trails.

With information from Rosalie Sinclair

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