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Winter 2022-2023

Winter overnight on-street parking is prohibited as indicated in the table below, except for general or specific winter overnight parking permit holders. Nobody* is permitted to park on the street overnight in the winter during a winter parking ban.

The purpose of a winter parking ban is to free up the streets for snow clearing, which is more efficient and safer when there are no obstacles on the streets.

Overnight parking ban schedule

General or specific winter overnight parking permits are valid from December 1 to April 1. The Service des travaux publics can postpone the start date or move up the end date if weather conditions so warrant.

Start date: Postponed to a later date
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 an on-street winter parking ban is in effect, nobody* is permitted to park on the street overnight.

How do you get a general or specific winter overnight parking permit?

General or specific winter overnight parking permits are available for $95.

Online

You can purchase a general or specific winter overnight parking permit from November 14 to December 9, 2022 through permisstationnementhiver.gatineau.ca.

In person

General winter overnight parking permits

You can purchase a general winter overnight parking permit at any of the five municipal service centres or at the Section du stationnement from November 14, 2022 to the end of winter.

Anyone with a valid driver's licence and proof of residency in Gatineau can purchase a permit:

  • At any of the five municipal service centres:
    • Aylmer service centre, at 181 rue Principale;
    • Buckingham service centre, at 515 rue Charles;
    • Gatineau service centre, at 144 boulevard de l'Hôpital;
    • Hull service centre, at 775 boulevard de la Carrière; or
    • Masson-Angers service centre, at 57 chemin de Montréal Est; or
  • At the Section du stationnement office, at 775 boulevard de la Carrière.

To accelerate processing of your application when purchasing in person, you can download, print and fill out the Application for a general winter overnight parking permit. Your permit is only valid if it is hanging from your rearview mirror in your car. Tickets will not be cancelled on the grounds that a permit was not received.

A winter overnight parking permit allows you to park on the street overnight in accordance with posted signs anywhere in Gatineau, except for specifically identified streets*. Permits can be transferred between cars.

Specific winter overnight parking permit

Specific winter overnight parking permits can be purchased at the Section du stationnement office only, from November 14, 2022 to the end of winter.

  • The Section du stationnement office is at 775 boulevard de la Carrière.

When is the general or specific winter overnight parking permit valid?

General or specific winter overnight parking permits are valid from December 1 to April 1.

The Service des travaux publics can postpone the start date if weather conditions so warrant. For anyone who does not have a permit, on-street parking is prohibited effective 24 hours after the official start date.

The Service des travaux publics can also move up the April 1 end date if weather conditions so warrant.

Ways to receive notification of winter parking bans

  • General winter overnight parking permit holders should sign up for the notification system to receive email or text message notifications when parking bans are issued or lifted.
  • Notifications are also posted on the municipal website when parking bans are issued or lifted, as well as on our official Twitter feed and at 311. They are issued no later than 3 p.m. on the day they come into effect.

IMPORTANT: Even if you are signed up for the text message or email parking ban notifications, you are responsible for checking daily whether a parking ban is in effect (at gatineau.ca/stationnementhivernal, Gatineau social media or 311).

Watch for on-street parking bans, as restrictions apply.

An on-street parking ban that applies to everyone may be issued when Environment Canada forecasts an accumulation of at least 5 centimetres of snow in the Gatineau area.

When an on-street parking ban is in effect, nobody* is allowed to park on the street Mondays to Fridays from midnight to 6 a.m. or Saturdays and Sundays from 3 to 6 a.m.

* Exceptions and specific permits

A specific winter overnight parking permit is required for residents on the following streets and for the following 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.

** Note: Holders of specific permits are not required to move their vehicles when a parking ban notice is in effect. Snow removal operations take place during the day after 9 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

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Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 291,000 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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