Our River

A recreation paradise and home to diverse plants and wildlife.


Did You Know?

The Gatineau River is 386 km long. Eight watersheds with 50 streams flow into it.

The river is one of the cleanest in Quebec, and home to approximately 472 species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

The 21 km section from Wakefield to Rapides-Farmer Dam is intensely used for swimming, paddling, boating and other recreational activities.

What We’re Doing

Water Quality

Water Quality

Bacteria levels are acceptable for recreational use, but other pollutants threaten the river ecosystem.

Shoreline Protection

Shoreline Protection

The shoreline lacks the required buffer of vegetation to reduce erosion, filter runoff, and provide habitat.

Eurasian Milfoil

Invasive Species

The eurasian milfoil aquatic plant and other invasive species have already been found in the river.

Speed Boating - River Saftey

River Safety & Etiquette

Recreational congestion in the narrow river threatens human safety and boat wakes damage the shoreline.