Forum, Workshops and Online Survey on the Gatineau Park Master Plan Review

Gatineau Park fans, users and visitors will have seven new opportunities to help draft the next Gatineau Park Master Plan: one online and six in-person. The National Capital Commission (NCC) will host a forum and five workshops throughout the Capital Region, where all can participate in the discussions.

These public consultations represent the second phase in a four-phase project which will lead to the development of the key planning document. The reviewed master plan will outline a 50-year vision for the Park, and guide the Park’s management over the next decade. The plan is scheduled to be completed in 2019.

In addition, members of the public can participate in the review of the Gatineau Park Master Plan through an online survey, available on the NCC website from Monday, April 30, 2018, at 6 pm until Monday, May 21, 2018, at midnight.



The forum will have four guest speakers, experts in various fields, who will talk about their experiences and ideas, and highlight concerns (or challenges) common to the management of natural environments such as Gatineau Park, as well as share possible solutions for the protection of these areas. 

  • Heather Clish, Director of Conservation and Recreation Policy, Appalachian Mountain Club
  • Alaric Fish, Manager,  Planning and Development, Canmore
  • Mélanie Lelièvre, General Director, Appalachian Corridor
  • Stephen Woodley, Co-Chair, Joint Task Force on Biodiversity and Protected Areas, International Union for Conservation of Nature


When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Where: NCC Urbanism Lab 40 Elgin Street Ottawa, Ontario


*The forum will also be available on YouTube for those who are not able to attend in person.



Five public consultation workshops will be held, with the objective of confirming the elements of the preliminary vision, and articulating the goals and strategic directions that will be integrated into the master plan. 



When:  Thursday, May 3, 2018, 6 pm to 8 pm

Where:  Camp Fortune 300 Dunlop Road Chelsea, Quebec



When:  Monday, April 30, 2018, 6 pm to 8 pm

Where:  Best Western Hotel 131 Laurier Street Gatineau, Quebec



When:  Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 6 pm to 8 pm

Where:  NCC Urbanism Lab 40 Elgin Street Ottawa, Ontario



When: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 6 pm to 8 pm

Where: Luskville Community Centre 2024 Route 148 Pontiac, Quebec


La Pêche 

When: Thursday, May 10, 2018, 6 pm to 8 pm

Where:  Complexe sportif de La Pêche, Desjardins Room 20 Raphael Street La Pêche, Quebec




The Gatineau Park Master Plan review is a four-phase project. Each phase will include public consultation. 

Phase 1: Existing conditions and thoughts on the Park’s future (fall 2017)

Phase 2: Vision, guiding principles and strategic directions (winter–spring 2018)

Phase 3: Zoning and policies (summer–fall 2018)

Phase 4: Final plan (winter–spring 2019)