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Hiking Quebec: The Wolf Trail in Gatineau Park

On a (relatively) recent trip through Ontario, I couldn't get enough of Gatineau Park in nearby Quebec. We have an incredible outdoor resource in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia where I live, but the fact that people living in Canada's capital city can access kilometer after kilometer of groomed cross country ski trails, snowshoe trails, and stunning wild scenery in 20-30 minutes blew my mind.

Instead of driving an hour and a half from Philadelphia to access longer trails in the Pocono Mountains, my husband and I left our downtown Ottawa AirBnb with a friend one morning and found ourselves parked to hike one of Gatineau Park's best known gems - the Wolf Trail - in 35 minutes. Based on what we'd seen on our snowshoe to Lac Philippe in a different part of Gatineau Park earlier that week, I couldn't wait to explore more.
Getting to the Wolf Trail and Blanchet Beach The National Capital Commission has super easy to use interactive map of Gatineau Park that we used to pl…

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