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.

Water quality

Beaches are tested every two weeks for bacteriological water quality.

Breton Beach#

Lifeguards: On duty from 10 am to 6 pm, from June 15 to September 3, 2018

Facilities include:
  • 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.

    Lifeguards: On duty from 10 am to 6 pm, from June 15 to September 3, 2018

    Facilities include: 
    • 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.

      Lifeguards : On duty from 10 am to 6 pm, from June 15 to September 3, 2018

      Facilities include:

      • 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.

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

      Help us protect Gatineau Park, and leave no trace.