Gatineau maintains close to 600 kilometres of sidewalks in the winter. The policy on snow clearing provides for the maintenance of one out of two sidewalks along the main arteries, collectors and side streets, unless otherwise specified.
Sidewalks are cleared continuously as soon as there is an accumulation of 5 cm on the ground or as soon as they get icy.
Response time: up to 24 hours after the precipitation ends to complete the operations.
Any sidewalks on side streets that meet the following criteria will not be maintained:
Gatineau is the fourth largest city in the province of Quebec with close to 285,000 inhabitants.