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Winter season 2020-2021

General permits for winter overnight parking are available since November 9. These permits allow for overnight parking in the winter on streets where the posted sign so allows.

Winter overnight parking is prohibited as follows except for holders of general permits for winter overnight parking . Overnight winter parking is prohibited when snow-clearing operations are underway.

Winter parking bans are designed to facilitate snow clearing operations. Such operations run more efficiently and safely when there are no obstacles on the street.

Overnight parking ban schedule

The general permit for winter overnight parking is valid from December 1 to April 1. The director of the Service des travaux publics may delay the winter parking order until after December 1 if the weather so warrants. 

Start date: To be announced
End date: To be announced

Period Hours
In the night of Sunday to Monday Midnight to 6 a.m.
In the night of Monday to Tuesday Midnight to 6 a.m.
In the night of Tuesday to Wednesday Midnight to 6 a.m.
In the night of Wednesday to Thursday Midnight to 6 a.m.
In the night of Thursday to Friday Midnight to 6 a.m.
In the night of Friday to Saturday 3 to 6 a.m.
In the night of Saturday to Sunday 3 to 6 a.m.

When a street parking ban is issued, parking on the street is prohibited until the ban is lifted, as follows:

  • Monday to Friday, from midnight to 6 a.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, from 3 to 6 a.m.

A notification is displayed at the top of this page, and e-mail and text message notifications are sent to subscribers. Notifications are also published on our official Twitter feed.

How do you get a general permit for winter overnight parking?

General permits for winter overnight parking – which enable the holder to park on the street overnight where the posted sign so allows – have been available for $91 since November 9. Anyone with a valid driver's licence with a Gatineau address can purchase one:

  • at one of the five municipal service centres:
    • Aylmer service centre, 115 rue Principale;
    • Buckingham service centre, 515 rue Charles;
    • Gatineau service centre, 144 boulevard de l'Hôpital;
    • Hull service centre, 775 boulevard de la Carrière; or
    • Masson-Angers service centre, 57 chemin de Montréal Est;
  • at the Section du stationnement, 775 boulevard de la Carrière; or
  • online
    • permits purchased online are mailed out. A $1.25 shipping fee applies.
    • delivery takes seven business days.

To accelerate the handling of your application at a service centre or at the Section du stationnement, be sure to download, print and fill out the Application Form for a General Permit for Winter Overnight Parking.

Payment options are cash, debit, Visa and Mastercard.

This permit enables the holder to park overnight on the street where the posted sign so allows anywhere in Gatineau, with the exception of certain identified streets*. Permits can be transferred between cars.

When does the general permit for winter overnight parking become valid?

The general permit for winter overnight parking is valid from December 1 to April 1.

The director of the Service des travaux publics may delay the winter parking order until after December 1 if the weather so warrants. The street parking ban, which applies to anyone who does not have a permit, comes into effect 24 hours after the official winter parking order is issued.

The director of the Service des travaux publics may also lift the winter parking order before April 1 if the weather so warrants.

5 to 10 centimetres or more of snow forecast = overnight -street parking prohibited

Street parking bans are issued as soon as Environment Canada forecasts an accumulation of at least 5 centimetres of snow for the Gatineau area.^

Once issued, the parking ban applies to everyone, including holders of general permits for winter overnight parking and others*. This means no on-street parking from midnight to 6 a.m. Monday to Friday, and from 3 to 6 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, until the ban is lifted.

*Exceptions.

A specific permit for winter overnight parking is required for the following streets and municipal parking lots:

If you live on one of the streets indicated above, you are subject to by-law 300-2006. You must obtain a specific permit from the Division du stationnement or comply with the by-law that applies specifically to your street. Please note that specific permits are only available from the Section du stationnement (775 de la Carrière, Suite 200)

Road Side Portion Times
From To
Boulevard des Hautes-Plaines North Rue de la Sablière Rue du Parcours Midnight to 7 a.m.
Avenue des Jonquilles West Boulevard Saint-Raymond 70 rue des Jonquilles Midnight to 7 a.m.
Rue des Bécassines South 11 rue des Bécassines 51 rue des Bécassines Midnight to 7 a.m.
Leduc municipal parking lot (P2)       10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Maison du citoyen municipal parking lot       10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Centre Robert-Guertin municipal parking lot       10 p.m. to 7 a.m.

No permit is required for residents of the following streets*:

Road Side Portion Times
From To

Avenue de Buckingham

Rue Jean-XXIII

Rue Lamennais

Midnight to 3 a.m.

Rue de la Terrasse-Eardley

Alternating odd/even
For more information, consult the winter overnight parking map for rue de la Terrasse-Eardley

Midnight to noon

Receiving parking ban notifications

Holders of general permits for winter overnight parking should sign up for the new notification system to be notified, either by e-mail or text message, when parking bans are issued or lifted.

  • Parking ban notifications are issued no later than 3 p.m. on the day they come into effect.
  • Anyone can sign up to receive a notification. Please note that even if you signed up last year, you must sign up again this year through our new notification system.
  • Notifications when parking bans are issued or lifted are also posted on our Web site, our social media,  and 311.

An average of 6 parking ban notifications are issued per season.

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IMPORTANT: Even when you sign up for text message and e-mail notification of winter parking bans, you are still responsible for checking every day with Gatineau to find out whether a winter parking ban is in effect (by checking Gatineau.ca/stationnementhivernal, our social media or 311).

About Gatineau

Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 285,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.

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