_ (press release) _ Camping season is here! Come and enjoy a rustic experience and connect with nature in Gatineau Park, just minutes from the downtown Capital Region. Three campgrounds , located at Philippe, Taylor and La Pêche lakes, offer over 300 campsites and 11 ready-to-camp units, including one new yurt. Summer camping season runs until October 10, 2016.
Satisfy your taste for adventure with a wide range of outdoor activities, such as swimming , hiking , biking , canoeing or kayaking , exploring the Lusk Cave , visiting the Mackenzie-King Estate or taking part in a nature interpretation program . Reserve as soon as possible for a better selection of dates and sites. ** ** ** READY-TO-CAMP UNITS: ** ** nature in a simple way **
* Four 4-season tents (sleeps four) at Philippe Lake, with their prospector tent-style design, make your like easier by offering an ideal way to ease into camping. * Four yurts (sleeps six), at Taylor Lake (Ohomisi Yurt and Taylor Yurt) and Philippe Lake (Wanakiwin Yurt and Ohomisi Yurt), have a circular shaped design with skylights and large decks. * Three cabins are offered this year: The Pines Cabin sleeps six; Philippe Cabin sleeps 10; and Brown Lake Cabin sleeps 17. Each cabin is spacious and located on a large site in the Park — ideal for families and groups of friends.
All units are equipped with beds, tables, chairs, refrigerator, double-burner propane stove, an outdoor propane barbecue, a fire pit and on-site parking. Just bring your food, clothes, sleeping bags and cooking utensils.
Ready-to-camp accommodations are becoming very popular with campers. Discounted rates during the low season and on most weekdays allow for extended affordable vacations. ** MORE ABOUT GATINEAU PARK CAMPGROUNDS ** ** Philippe Lake: Large family campground ** Just minutes from downtown Ottawa–Gatineau, this campground offers over 250 sites and eight ready-to-camp-units. There are also 15 spots for campers with recreational vehicles. ** ** ** Taylor Lake: Semi-wilderness camping ** This campground, with 31 wooded tent sites and two yurts, is nestled on the peaceful shores of Taylor Lake, which is also populated by loons, herons and deer. ** ** ** La Pêche Lake: Canoe-camping ** For the more adventurous, this area offers a total of 33 campsites located at 11 different spots on the lake. Access ranges from a 30-minute to a 90-minute paddle in. ** BOAT AND BIKE RENTALS **
· Rent canoes and other small boats at Philippe Lake and La Pêche Lake.
* [ Rent mountain bikes ](http://www.ncc-ccn.gc.ca/places-to-visit/gatineau-park/things-to-do/mountain-biking-gatineau-park) at the Philippe Lake campground general store. Rentals include helmets.
Protecting and preserving ecosystems are Gatineau Park priorities. The National Capital Commission (NCC) encourages people to enjoy outdoor activities that respect the environment. Help protect Gatineau Park, and ** leave ** ** ** ** no ** ** ** ** trace of your stay or visit. ** The NCC is proud of its association with the following media partners of Gatineau Park: Rogers Media (105.3 KISS FM, Country 101.1 FM), Bell Media (94,9 Rouge fm, NRJ 104,1 FM), Metro News and LeDroit.
The NCC would like to express its appreciation to Services récréatifs Demsis inc., whose team continues to provide remarkable work in delivering Gatineau Park’s recreation and maintenance services.
For additional information about Gatineau Park, camping reservations, rates, on-site activities and amenities, please contact the NCC at 819-827-2020 , 1-866-456-3016 (toll-free), 613-239-5090 (TTY) or 1-866-661-3530 (toll-free TTY); visit gatineaupark.gc.ca or reservations.ncc-ccn.gc.ca ; follow us on Twitter @NCC_GatPark or Facebook|GatineauPark ; or stop by the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre located at 33 Scott Road, in Chelsea, Quebec.