NCC planning Gatineau Park trail expansion - Ottawa - CBC News

By Andrew Foote, CBC News Ottawa, April 28, 2017

The National Capital Commission is proposing to add more than 100 kilometres of new trails to Gatineau Park in an attempt to keep visitors off an expanding network of unofficial trails it says pose safety and environmental threat.

The NCC said it's been consulting park users, politicians and people living near the park since June 2014 about its trail network.

The park already has around 200 kilometres of official trails, but the NCC said the number of clandestine trails has been steadily growing as mountain biking and snowshoeing take off in popularity. The park's trail network wasn't originally designed for many of those activities, the NCC said.

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