The Gatineau River
Together, keeping it flowing wild, clean, and safe for future generations.
Our Beautiful River
The Gatineau River runs 386 kilometres from the Baskatong Reservoir to the city of Gatineau, where it empties into the Ottawa River. Its watershed covers 40,254 square kilometers and is interconnected with over 50 streams and 19,000 lakes. The Anishinàbeg people, who have lived in its watershed for centuries call it Tenàgàdin Zìbì. It remains unceded territory.
Although it is one of the cleanest rivers in Quebec, it is threatened by increasing development in the 10 municipalities along its shores, and a dramatic rise in recreational use for camping, boating, fishing, swimming and other activities.
The mighty Gatineau is a one-of-a-kind recreation paradise and home to diverse plants and wildlife.
To Our River
This first consultation session in the Transport Canada Boating Safety program will focus on the problem definition and the exploration of non-regulatory measures to be implemented during the 2021 season.
679 people, representing all types of river users, shared their voices to help create a vision of what the river could look like in 2030.
What We Do
Water Quality Monitoring
Ensuring clean, safe water for human recreation and the natural environment.
Advocating for a natural shoreline to maintain water quality and ecosystem health.
Invasive Species & Biodiversity
Promoting action to protect biodiversity and defend against the introduction of invasive species.
River Safety and Etiquette
Working towards safer, shared enjoyment of the river by all.