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Free shuttle is your ride to the fall colours in Gatineau Park

By Hannah Manning on September 25, 2017



Note: dates have been updated to reflect the 2019 schedule. First introduced in 2017, the shuttle was a hit and returns again. This year the shuttle will depart downtown Ottawa from the Supreme Court of Canada.

Good news for anyone eagerly awaiting fall and the beautiful fall foliage of Gatineau Park! The National Capital Commission (NCC), in partnership with the Société de transport de l’Outaouais and Camp Fortune, will once again be offering a shuttle from downtown Ottawa to Gatineau Park so you can enjoy the sights without a car.

613TV hit the streets on the first weekend of Fall Rhapsody to try out the shuttle from its new location. Join comedian Lorenzo Patino on the NCC free shuttle to Gatineau Park and find out what people think of the trails, park secrets, and top tips on how to survive the coming winter.

This year, the shuttle is offered October 5 to 27, 2019, on weekends and on Thanksgiving Monday. The shuttle will depart from the Supreme Court of Canada every 20 minutes between 9am-1pm. Take a look at the map to plan your trip.

The Gatineau Park route takes you directly from downtown Ottawa and Gatineau to Pink Lake, Mackenzie King Estate, King Mountain and Champlain Lookout, along with other destinations. The Camp Fortune route runs between Champlain Lookout and Camp Fortune, where you can take a chairlift to the top, get a taste of adventure at the aerial park or enjoy Sunday brunch.

The free shuttle departs downtown Ottawa from the Supreme Court of Canada. For more information, visit the NCC’s website.