Information - Parc national de Plaisance - National Parks - Sépaq

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Parc national de Plaisance

Partial opening

This establishment is partially open. Certain health and safety measures to combat COVID-19 (coronavirus) have been put in place to ensure the health and safety of staff and customers.

Consult the list of activities and services offered

Location

Parc national de Plaisance lies in the Outaouais tourism region.

Area: 28.3 km2

MontréalQuébecGatineau
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: June 5 to October 18, 2020

Schedule:

  • June 5 to 13, 2020
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • June 14 to September 6, 2020
    • Saturday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • September 7 to October 18, 2020
    • Sunday to Thurday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thurso Information Kiosk

Reception , information, Boutique Nature, rest area

Periods:

  • June 19 to September 7, 2020
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.


Services

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

parc.plaisance@sepaq.com

Important

Regulations

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

Pets

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.

Documentation

Discovery Guide Careful by nature

Map Library

Summer Activities

Camping and accommodations

Complementary tool: Avenza Maps

The mobile app allows you to geotag your location on our territory maps. To read one of our maps using Avenza Maps, download the maps from the Avenza Maps mapstore.

Several other maps of Sépaq (including lake maps) are accessible via the mapstore of Avenza Maps. You can access the maps directly in the application or via their website.

External Links

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

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