We’ve switched to biennial data gathering for the city profiles — The data available here was collected in early 2022 and originally published in last year’s Canadian City Parks Report.
City Profile
Population: 291,041
  • Gatineau is one of 63% of cities that has an accessibility strategy that includes parks.
  • Gatineau has the second highest number of playgrounds relative to population with nearly 127 playgrounds per 100,000 people.
  • Gatineau is one of 67% of cities with a climate change action plan that includes parks.
  • In a recent municipal satisfaction survey, 41% of residents mentioned parks and green spaces make them proud to live in Gatineau—the most commonly mentioned amenity.
  • The new Gatineau Park Master Plan, approved in 2021, outlines a strategic vision for Gatineau’s largest nature park over the next 10 years. It focuses on enhancing conservation, nature experience, equitable access, and community collaboration.
  • The National Capital Commission is piloting a shuttle to Gatineau Park this year that will provide more equitable access to lookouts and trailheads for people with reduced mobility.
Decrease from 2021 due to inclusion of Gatineau Park (managed by NCC) in 2021 total.
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ha of parks & green space / 1000 people

1,336 ha total

of total city land is parkland

34,184 ha of total city area

91 additional portable toilet locations are open during the summer. 1 additional portable toilet location is open during the winter.
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Public washrooms
Public washrooms

Total number of permanent public washrooms in parks that are open year-round or seasonally. Excludes portable toilets.

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4 winterized public washrooms

Parkland provision goal (distance to park / ha per 1000 people)

400 m: neighbourhood park 800 m: community park 1200 m: nature park 1200 m: municipal park

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