Information - Parc national de Plaisance - National Parks - Sépaq

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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.

Important! Due to construction work, occasional traffic obstructions are expected at exit 197 (Montée Papineau/Plaisance) of Autoroute 50 Est. You are invited to use exit 205 (Papineauville/Saint-André-Avellin) from Montreal or exit 187 (Thurso/Ripon) from Gatineau/Ottawa. By following the road signs on Route 148, take the Dollard-Des-Ormeaux picnic area entrance to access the park.

Additional Information

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

During winter, the park remains accessible by foot or snowshoe. Until the end of April, the registration buildings and washrooms are closed and the trails are not groomed. Only the Discovery and Visitors Centre parking lot is open. You must purchase your daily access online. During this period, we can be reached by email at

Discovery and Visitors Centre

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


  • April 29 to June 9, 2022
    • Friday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Monday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • June 10 to September 4, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • September 5 to October 16, 2022
    • Friday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Monday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • October 17, 2022 to April 27, 2023
    • closed

Watercraft and bicyle rental at the Discovery and Visitors Centre

Offered from May 27 to October 10, 2022, depending on weather conditions.

Campground community centre

Reception, information, convenience store, Boutique Nature, rest area, equipment rental


  • April 29 to May 12, 2022
    • Friday and Saturday, from 12 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
    • Sunday to Thursday: from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • May 13 to June 19, 2022
    • Friday to Tuesday, from 12 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
    • Wednesday and Thursday: from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • June 20 to August 28, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • August 29 to October 16, 2022
    • Friday and Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Monday to Thursday, from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • October 17, 2022 to April 27, 2023
    • closed

Nautical equipment rental is not offered at the community centre as of September 2, 2022. Please go to the Discovery and Visitors Centre.

Thurso Information Kiosk

Reception , information, Boutique Nature, rest area


  • May 7 to June 9, 2022
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • June 10 to September 5, 2022
    • Monday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Friday to Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • September 6 to October 10, 2022
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Monday to Friday: closed
  • October 11, 2022 to the beginning of May 2023
    • closed

Self Registration
When the reception desks are closed, customers must pay their entry fee (cash only) using the self-payment terminal or by purchasing their daily access online.

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 : 819 427-5350

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.

Companion Leisure Card (CAL)

Companion Leisure Card (CAL) holders may be accompanied free of charge by one person during a visit in a Québec national park. Find out more


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External Links

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

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