Parking Rip off at Hull Marina. We bought 6 tickets for a boat ride on the beautiful Ottawa river at $30/each on Saturday Oct 10 2020. The 6 of us met in the parking lot in 3 different cars at 160 Laurier in Gatineau. Almost no one but maybe 10 cars in a huge 200 cars parking lot. None of us saw the minuscules signs showing it was a paying parking. No reminder anywhere as you walk towards the marina dock. (Don't forget to pay for parking) No signs at the entrance gate either. None of the 6 of us could see the small parking payment machine and we each got a parking ticket of $95 as a result. When returning to our cars after the boat ride, we found our tickets on our windshields. All of us were surprized. We looked for signs as we exited. A small sign with a paying machine lost in the middle of the parking lot. No signs at the empty booth with open gates at the entrance and finally a sign (lost among many other signs) showing a price of $8 at the side of the street as you enter the marina parking lot. No need to say we were extremely disappointed to realize we got ripped off by a system. (Of course the officer comes when the boat is gone for a one hour ride to give parking tickets). No meaningful signs to show its a paying parking lot. Entrance booth not manned with open gate. Once you return from your one hour boat ride on Paula D, you get a nice Thank you note in the form of a Parking Ticket of $95 for the $8 parking. We, of course, would have gladly paid $8 for parking had there been signs indicating it. What a RIP OFF !!! Signed : Frustrated Ottawa/Gatineau visitors
This marina is the only available spot if you want to go to the Casino and the bridge clearance at the entry is a problem. The staff is very courteous and helpful but unfortunately, the installations can hardly accommodate boats longer than 45 feet and the nearby bridge is fairly noisy. If you tie up at the far end (north) you will have a tolerable night.