Beavers are active year-round, and this beaver, spotted close to the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre, is particularly active at the moment (January, 2020).
Whenever observing wildlife, please make sure to never bother the animal. Let it judge its own comfortable distance, and pay attention to signs of stress your presence may be causing. This is even more important in winter because of the rarity of food and the high energy expenses. The perfect picture, video, or vantage point is not worth the potential harm to the animal.
You like to walk your dog close to the Visitor Centre? Please follow the Gatineau Park rule that dogs (where they are permitted) must be on leaches. If not, it could bother this beaver and keep it from feeding.
Thumbnail picture by Estelle Rother.
Libre Accès: The Friends of Gatineau Park
We would like to thank MAtv Outaouais for the production of this TV show. (Show in French only.)
Additional photo credits: the uncredited photos were provided by Estelle Rother, Gershon Rother, Kathy Krywicki and Susan Boyd, Jon Stuart and Carolyn Cahill, as well as Simon Landry.
Bill Mason: A Life in Nature
On November 25, 2018, the Friends of Gatineau Park and the Gatineau Valley Historical Society organised an event about the renowned Canadian movie director Bill Mason. Family members, coworkers, and friends of the late Bill Mason talked about him and his work and shared stories of his life.
Here, we bring you clips from this memorable event.
Journée de la recherche 2017
2017 Annual Research Forum
Every year, the Friends of Gatineau Park organize a forum about research being conducted in the Park or about the Park. This year, we decided to focus on history and the links between humans and nature and we also decided to film some clips.