The National Capital Commission runs a shuttle service up into Gatineau Park on the weekends for fall colours, and I took advantage one day early this month. The Gatineau Hills are part of the vast Canadian Shield, and are also western foothills of Quebec's Laurentian Mountains. They are visible from Ottawa, and Gatineau Park itself is a federal park run by the NCC. I caught a shuttle bus at the War Museum, and it went into Gatineau and entered the park. I started taking pictures as we went.