Philippe Lake

This large lake is a great place to spend the day outdoors and explore the natural beauty of Gatineau Park!

With three sandy beaches, a large campground, boat rental facilities and plenty of hiking trails, your discovery options are nearly unlimited. A hike along the lake will take you to Lusk Cave, a superb example of a marble cave and a natural geological phenomenon.

Breton Beach #

June 23 to September 4, 2017

Lifeguards: On duty from 10 am to 6 pm

Snack bar: Fridays, 11 am to 5 pm, and weekends, 10 am to 6 pm

You can get something to eat (hot dogs, beverages, ice cream, snacks) and beach items (towels, beach toys, sunscreen, etc.).

Facilities

Washrooms

Washrooms and change rooms are available.

Parking

Parking is available at the beach. Vehicle access fees apply.

Universal Accessibility

There are universally accessible toilets and picnic tables. There is a wheelchair-accessible ramp into the water and a beach wheelchair to assist people with reduced mobility.

Parent Beach #

Parent beach is equipped with a playground and a launch for non-motorized boats.
    

June 16 to September 4, 2017

Lifeguards: On duty from 10 am to 6 pm

Facilities

Washrooms

Washrooms and change rooms are available.

Parking

Parking is available at the beach. Vehicle access fees apply.

Universal Accessibility

There are universally accessible toilets and picnic tables.

Smith Beach #

This smaller beach is located at the eastern end of the campground, and is for campers only.


June 16 to September 4, 2017

Lifeguards: On duty from 10 am to 6 pm

Facilities

Washrooms

Washrooms and change rooms are available.

Parking

Parking is accessible via the campground and is for campers only.

Universal Accessibility

There are universally accessible toilets and picnic tables.

Water quality

Water quality

Beaches are tested every two weeks for bacteriological water quality.

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Dogs and pets are not permitted at Gatineau Park beaches, picnic areas and campgrounds.

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