The Gatineau Park picnic areas are free, and most are accessible from mid-May to the first snowfall. Some picnic areas have barbecues that you can use (bring your own charcoal briquettes).

Picnic areas with a barbecue

  • Church Hill Picnic Area
  • Dunlop Picnic Area
  • Mulvihill Lake Picnic Area
  • Old Chelsea Picnic Area
  • Penguin Picnic Area
  • Luskville Falls Picnic Area
  • Breton Beach
  • Parent Beach
  • La Pêche Lake beach

Other picnic areas

  • Gatineau Park Visitor Centre
  • Lauriault Trail
  • King Mountain Trail
  • Mackenzie King Estate
  • Étienne Brûlé Lookout
  • O’Brien Beach
  • Blanchet Beach
  • Smith Beach (for campers only)

Dry toilets are available at each picnic area.

Parking is available near each picnic area. (Vehicle access fees apply at beach parking lots.)

All picnic areas and dry toilets are universally accessible, with the exception of those at Church Hill, Luskville Falls Trail, Wolf Trail and O’Brien Beach.

Vehicle access fees apply at beach AND Mackenzie King Estate parking lots.


    Dogs and pets are not permitted in the Gatineau Park picnic areas. Consult ourRegulations page for further details.