Public Notice

Published on July 16, 2021

The National Capital Commission (NCC) is pleased to announce the reopening of O’Brien Beach at Meech Lake and Smith Beach, at Philippe Lake, in Gatineau Park, today, Friday, July 16, 2021, at 10 am.

In accordance with directives from the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les Changements Climatiques (MELCC) of Quebec, these two beaches were closed on July 9, due to the water quality results, class D (Polluted). Follow-ups at the site have confirmed that the water is now safe for swimming, in accordance with MELCC standards.

All beaches at Meech, La Pêche, Philippe and Leamy Lakes, are open to swimmers.

Media Information:

Maryam El-Akhrass
Media Relations
343-551-6149 (cellular)