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See you at Gatineau Park for your winter activities!


Ottawa Public Library (OPL) and the National Capital Commission (NCC) are teaming up and we have your winter plans covered – in lots of snow hopefully! Again, this year, for the 2019–2020 season, NCC cross-country passes are available across the City at OPL’s 33 branches for free to OPL cardholders.

The pass gives you access to the Gatineau Park trails. Adults and teens can borrow the NCC ski pass from the branches as an Express item – seven-day loan, no holds, no renewals. In addition to cross-country skiing, the pass can be used for snowshoeing and winter biking on the winter trails.

Glide along the snowy glades and glens of Gatineau Park trails this by making sure to pick up an NCC map and pamphlet.   

Happy trails!

Image: Ski de fond, de la raquette, du vélo d'hiver, 2019-2020

Ski de fond, de la raquette, du vélo d'hiver, 2019-2020

Cross-country skiing, showshoeing, snow biking, 2019-2020


Wondering what keyword should I enter in the catalogue search function? I tried "NCC ski pass", "ski pass", "gatineau park ski pass" but nothing show up. Same question regarding the mooney's bay ski pass also.

You can enter the word 'pass' in the catalogue and it will list all the passes offered at OPL.

Thanks! it shows up now. :)

Is there a site or pamphlet that would have the cost of ski and boot rentals? Also, is there any kind of shuttle to Gatineau Park like in the summer? Thanks!!

Unfortunately, there are no shuttles from Ottawa to Gatineau Park during the winter. For ski and rental cost here is a link where you can find all the details: