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Parc national de Plaisance


Parc national de Plaisance lies in the Outaouais tourism region.

Area: 28.3 km2

Discovery and Visitors Centre 144 km 381 km 70 km


Access and Operating Period

Get directions

From Montreal:

  • Take Highway 15 N, then take Exit 35 (Highway 50 W). When reaching the end of the Highway 50, take the Exit 203, turn right on Route 321 S until Papineauville. At the lights, turn right on Route 148 O. The park is located at 6 km from Papineauville. The park entrance is located along Route 148 in Plaisance at 1001 Chemin des Presqu'iles.

From Gatineau:

  • Take Highway 50 E until exit 187 for Thurso (it will be at the end of the highway). Turn left on the 317 S until Thurso village. At the lights, turn left on the Route 148 E. Plaisance is the village after Thurso. The park entrance is located on the Presqu'iles Way.

Additional Information

The park is open year-round. When planning your activities, find out when the services are available for each sector.

Discovery and Visitors Centre

Reception, information, Boutique Nature, rest area, exhibit room, camper registration, watercraft and bicycle rental

Periods: from April 26 to October 20, 2019


  • April 20 to 22, 2019
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • April 26 to May 16, 2019
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • May 17 to June 13, 2019
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • June 14 to September 1, 2019
    • Saturday to Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Friday, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • September 2 to October 20, 2019
    • Sunday to Thurday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thurso Information Kiosk

Reception , information, Boutique Nature, rest area


  • weekends only, from May 18 to June 9, and September 7 to October 14, 2019
  • every day, from June 10 to September 2, 2019

Please note that when reception desks are closed, to enter the park, you must use the self-registration posts (cash) or have an annual parks card.

Universal Access

The community centre and the campground washroom facilities are accessible to the mobility-impaired.


Community Centre

Near the swimming pool and the playground is the community centre. It has a coin laundry for visitors.

Equipment Rental

  • Bicycle (adult and children*)
  • Canoe
  • Kayak
  • Stand up paddle
  • Rowboat
  • Trailer tow bar for bicycle*

* Subject to availability, equipment for children may be borrowed free of charge (one day rental maximum).

Services for families

To better plan your activities, please consult our family services.

Nearby Services

A kilometre from the Discovery and Visitors Centre, the village of Plaisance has several stores and service outlets: grocery stores, restaurants, gas services, etc.

A bit further east, Papineauville and Montebello offer several categories of accommodation: bed and breakfasts, motels, prestige hotels, etc.

The greater Hull-Aylmer-Gatineau urban area and the national capital region offer a full range of specialized services as well as numerous cultural institutions.

Public Transit

No public transit directly serves the park. Travellers can, however, take the bus that runs from Montréal to Ottawa and Hull and get off at the Plaisance stop, about 7 km from the park entrance.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
1001 Chemin des Presqu'îles
Plaisance (Québec)  J0V 1S0

Telephone : 819 427-5334

Fax : 819 427-5905



Regulations are in effect in Québec national parks. Before going to a national park, check the main rules and recommendations to better plan your visit. Details


Since May 17, 2019, dogs are allowed. However, they are only allowed in certain areas. Check out the applicable rules and authorized sites.

Guide dogs and service dogs are allowed everywhere. Other pets are still prohibited in national parks.


Discovery Guide Careful by nature

External Links

Tourisme Outaouais Municipalité de Plaisance Club des ornithologues de l'Outaouais Camping Québec QuébecOriginal

QuébecOriginal (Online reservation)

Sector: Entrée secteur des Presqu'îles Sector: Discovery and Visitors Centre Sector: Thurso

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