Public Notice

Published on August 8, 2021

The NCC is pleased to announce the reopening of Parent Beach, the boat rental kiosk and the boat launch at Philippe Lake in Gatineau Park today, Sunday, August 8, 2021, at 11 am. Breton Beach remains closed.

In accordance with directives from the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les Changements Climatiques (MELCC) of Quebec, Parent Beach was closed on August 5 due to a bloom of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). Follow-ups at the site have confirmed that the water is now safe for swimming, in accordance with MELCC standards.

Smith Beach at Philippe Lake (reserved for campers) and all beaches at Meech, La Pêche and Leamy Lakes are also open to swimmers.

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