Parkbus - Bus to Gatineau


Main Parkway - Promenades du parc de la Gatineau

There are no bookable seats available for this route at this time. There are no upcoming scheduled trips to this location. Once available, they will be posted here and everyone will be notified. Subscribe for our newsletter below to be notified when more seats are added.

22 km From ottawa
30 minutes
school bus / autobus scolaire

Ticket Prices

  • Regular rate$20
  • Students / Seniors$18
  • Children$10
  • Regular rate$14
  • Students / Seniors$13
  • Children$7

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Immerse yourself in nature in Gatineau Park, the Capital’s conservation and outdoor recreation park, just 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa–Gatineau. One of the few places in Quebec with such rich biodiversity, the Park is a sanctuary for more than 100 species of plants and animals at risk. Gatineau Park is managed by the National Capital Commission. Year-round, enjoy a range of activities —swimming, hiking, biking, camping, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing — as well as heritage sites and nature interpretation.

Parkbus offers two options for those wanting to experience Gatineau Park: Circuit A (shorter) goes from downtown Ottawa and ends at Champlain Lookout, offering stops at Pink Lake Trailhead, MacKenzie King Estate and King Mountain Trailhead. Circuit B (longer) will bring you from downtown Ottawa all the way to Lac Phillippe, where you could spend a full day hiking and relaxing on some beautiful beaches.


Once you are dropped off at your selected destination, you are responsible for yourself. There are no guides - this is not a group or guided trip, as Parkbus only provides transportation. There is no food or water for sale in the park - you must bring your own food and water for the day!


Always carry these essentials and know how to use them. You may add other equipment specific to your chosen activity, season, and location.

- Flashlight
- Bug spray
- Signalling device (i.e. whistle)
- Extra food and lots of water (at least 2L)
- Extra clothing
- navigational/communication devices
- First aid kit
- Emergency blanket/shelter
- Sun protection

When you visit any park, please adhere to Leave No Trace principles. Feeding wildlife is dangerous and illegal, It is illegal to collect or damage any plants in the park or leave garbage. Please take only photos, leave only footprints.

Please make sure you are wearing comfortable clothes and have proper hiking shoes. There is limited reception in the area.

Stops in Gatineau Park Main Parkway


Champlain Lookout

Champlain Lookout, at the top of Eardley Escarpment on the Champlain Parkway, offers the best-known and most popular view in Gatineau Park.

Estimated Arrival
09:55 AM

11:30 AM

King Mountain Trailhead

The hilly landscape around King Mountain is part of the Canadian Shield, one of the oldest and hardest rock formations in the world. King Mountain is on the southern edge of the Canadian Shield, which in this area is marked by the cliffs of the Eardley Escarpment.

Estimated Arrival
09:45 AM

11:40 AM

MacKenzie King Estate

This 231-hectare country estate belonged to Canada’s 10th and longest-serving prime minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King. After spending almost 50 years (1903–1950) beautifying and expanding his property, King bequeathed his beloved estate to all Canadians.

Estimated Arrival
09:35 AM

11:50 AM

Pink Lake Trailhead

Pink Lake is meromictic, meaning that its upper and lower layers of water never mix. Normally a lake’s water layers mix completely each year during the spring and fall, because of water density, water and air temperature, and the wind. The mixing of lake waters distributes nutrients and oxygen evenly throughout the lake.

Estimated Arrival
09:25 AM

12:00 PM

Pickup Locations In Ottawa

1 George Street

The pick-up will be conducted across from Chateau Laurier, at 1 George Street - one block NW of Sussex Dr & Rideau St

09:00 AM

Estimated Return
12:35 PM