Start your day on the shores of Philippe Lake, by the fire with a Gatineau Park conservation officers. You will hear stories and find answers to your questions.

Bring a mug! Coffee and hot chocolate will be served.


At the Parent Beach campfire pit.

From the Parent Beach parking lot ($), follow the signs to Parent Beach. Then, walk past the beach and take the footbridge towards Smith Beach. The campfire pit is located a few meters across the bridge on the right. Total walking distance: approximately 1 km round trip.


This event runs from 9 am to 11 am on the following dates:

Bilingual sessions

  • Tuesday, July 5
  • Tuesday, July 19
  • Tuesday, August 2
  • Tuesday, August 16


The activity is free, but parking fees are $13 per day.

This event is part of a series of nature interpretation programs at Philippe Lake. It is designed for campers, but open to the public.