Gatineau Park closed as NCC deals with tornado damage

By CBC News Ottawa, September 25, 2018

One of the tornadoes that tore through the National Capital Region on Friday cut right through Gatineau Park, doing considerable damage to trails and parkways.

Alain d'Entremont, the National Capital Commission's senior manager of visitor services and recreational programs, said the park will remain closed until further notice while the damage is cleared up. He said it could have been a lot worse.

"It didn't hit any infrastructure. We will be able to restore and put back in action most of the trails," he said. "It didn't hit the park that hard."

The tornado appears to have come through the southern portion of the park, south of Pink Lake.

A set of new trails park staff had hoped to open soon, between Pink Lake and chemin de la

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