Canada’s a big country, so it’s only fitting its capital has a big park. target=“_blank”>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 target=“_blank”>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 target=“_blank”>Canada, start planning your adventure with the itineraries at target=“_blank”>AFAR Journeys.