Canada’s a big country, so it’s only fitting its capital has a big park. Gatineau Park, just over the border in Québec, extends north from the city like a large woodland wedge, more than 100 times the size of New York’s Central Park. The bottom point of the wedge is just a ten-minute drive, or a 20-minute bike ride, from Parliament Hill. You can hike to the summit of King Mountain, go underground in the Lusk Cave, or step back in time at the Mackenzie King Estate. Gatineau is one of the few city parks where it’s possible to camp overnight and while Cari has a room reserved for you at the Fairmont Château Laurier, she can help arrange a night camping instead.
If you want to go take a hike, in Canada, start planning your adventure with the itineraries at AFAR Journeys.