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Parc national de Plaisance

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Preventive measures against COVID‑19

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

Vaccination Passport

The COVID‑19 vaccination passport is mandatory to access certain Sépaq locations and participate in certain activities. The passport is required for everyone aged 13 or over. See all details.

IMPORTANT! Only those who purchased their daily access rights in advance online or who hold an annual card can access the park. Please note, however, that access to a sector, a trail or an activity could unfortunately be refused if a parking lot is full, or if the maximum capacity established in order to respect social distancing is reached. Arrive early!

Establishment in "green" zone

This establishment is located in one of the regions designated as "green". Please refer to the additional public health regulations now in place.


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


  • April 30 to June 10, 2021
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • June 11 to September 5, 2021
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • September 6 to October 17, 2021
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Watercraft and bicyle rental

Offered until October 17, 2021, at the Discovery and Visitors Centre. Last rental at 3:30 p.m.

Firewood and ice sale


  • April 30 to May 13, 2021
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (at the Discovery and Visitors Centre)
    • Friday and Saturday, from 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (at the pool pavilion)
  • May 14 to September 5, 2021
    • every day, from 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (at the pool pavilion)
  • September 6 to October 17, 2021
    • Friday and Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (at the pool pavilion)
    • Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (at the pool pavilion)
    • Monday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (at the Discovery and Visitors Centre)

Thurso Information Kiosk

Reception , information, Boutique Nature, rest area


  • May 22 to June 6, 2021
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • June 12 to September 6, 2021
    • Friday to Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • September 7 to October 11, 2021
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 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. Note: temporarily unavailable due to repair work.


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.

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


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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