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CPAWS chapters across Canada organize dozens of great events each year, from nature outings to educational opportunities to contests. Check out our events here, and visit your local chapter's site for more information.

Feb 11 - CANCELLED - Snowshoe Hike in Gatineau Park

This event has been CANCELLED due to freezing rain warnings. Please join us at another Gatineau Park related event this week. 


Show your love for Gatineau Park! The snowshoe hike to Healey will be the first in a series of events highlighting the importance of Gatineau Park and raising awareness for its protection. To learn more about Gatineau Park read about our Make it a REAL park campaign! 

Meet at 10:00am in parking lot 15 in the Meech Creek Valley and we will hike to Healey Cabin. Along the way, we will traverse some fascinating old-growth forest and regeneration forests, learn about how animals adapt to survive our winters and a little more about the history of this part of the park. The hike should last approximately 3 hours. Pack a lunch to enjoy at Healey Cabin.

Where: P15 Gatineau Park

When: 10:00am-1:00pm

Cost: NCC snowshoe pass, can be baught at the trailhead for $8 cash

Snowshoes are recommended. CPAWS Ottawa Valley has a limited number of snowshoes available, please contact us to reserve a pair. The Visitor's Center also rents snowshoes.

Note: Gatineau Park regulations require a snowshoe pass ($8 per person) which can be bought at the visitor's center in Chelsea or at the trail head if you have exact change.

If you are interested in joining us please register by e-mailing Jesse at

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