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Address: Gatineau Park, Chelsea, Quebec, Canada
Phone Number: +1 819-239-5000
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Take water shoes and courage

This was a wonderful find for people who want to combine a nice walk with a bit of adventure. You can go through the cave end to end but require a flashlight, bathing suit and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
wanderwoman50
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Belleville, Canada

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Belleville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This was a wonderful find for people who want to combine a nice walk with a bit of adventure. You can go through the cave end to end but require a flashlight, bathing suit and water shoes. It was easy to navigate and families were there with children. It is a nice place to have a picnic.

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Hidden little Gem about 45 minutes from Ottawa. Start off at a lovely lake with only paddled boats, hike for 1 hour to the caves. Last 1 km is a bit tough, but our kids thought it ranked a 7 1/2 out of 10 for fun, excitement and worth the trek. There are two sections, the first one has more... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The cave was interesting but the walk through the cave was way too short. The walk to the cave from the parking lot, however, was way too long. There could have been a parking lot closer to the cave.

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1 Thank washingt0n2009
Ottawa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Great activity choice for a hot day in the great outdoors. Make sure you bring a bathing suit - towel - proper shoes/sandals to walk on the wet rocks, FLASHLIGHT, possible ziplock bags for cell phone or anything you don't want to have any accidents with.

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Ottawa, Canada
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Very good day trip! Lots of camping in the area. As for small kids, I'd recommend only doing the first cavern. We parked at Parent Beach and walked the 5 km on route 50 to Lusk Cave (wear running shoes; it took 1hr.). Other options: park at Smith Beach and reduce the walk somewhat; bike (bike stand at the end... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Definitely bring a headlamp! I was nervous to go through since I was there on my own. But it is a short cave and very cool to see. I wore running shoes and would not recommend sandals.

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Pembroke, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

My teens loved this place! So did my husband and I. The hike to the cave is enough of a trek so bring a snack or pack a picnic. The hike is beautiful. We found little swim spots to explore all over the place. The cave is dark so bring a flashlight, the ones that strap to your head are... More 

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Came here the other day with a group of 26. Despite the light drizzle and cool temperature, we decided to tackle the hike and cave exploration. Definitely worth the trip! I agree with previous reviews that there was very poor signage - we got lost a couple of times on the way to the caves. When we arrived at the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

Lusk Cave is a prominent feature of Gatineau Park in Quebec. It is reached via a fairly easy hike along the shore of Lac Philippe. Alternatively, there is a slightly more taxing inland route that traverses a number of hills and valleys. Neither route will make a mountain man out of you, however. The cave itself is actually a subterranean... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

This was amazing. One hour very brisk walk from parking lot to get to the caves. You can shave off 30 minutes if you bring a bicycle. The only cost is $11 for parking, but you can also hit the lac Philippe beach. Absolute must to bring flashlight or headlamp. Should also bring bathing suit and water shoes/Croks

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