How would you like to spend the afternoon canoeing on a lake surrounded by nature? Meech Lake, Philippe Lake and La Pêche Lake in Gatineau Park are perfect places for canoeing and kayaking.

Boat launches

Gatineau Park has three boat launches. Launching boats from other locations is not allowed.

Meech Lake: McCloskey Boat Launch, near P12
Philippe Lake: Boat launch near Parent beach
La Pêche Lake: Boat launch near La Pêche Lake beach

Boat rentals

Non-motorized boat rentals are available at Philippe Lake (canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards) and La Pêche Lake (canoes, kayaks and rowboats). There is no boat rental service at Meech Lake.

Rates

Canoes, kayaks and rowboats (3)

1,5 hour: $23.25
2 hours: $28.25
3 hours:
$33.50
4 hours:
$42
Day:
$53
24 hours (canoe camping, La Pêche Lake): $46

Tandem kayaks and stand up paddle boards
(Not available at La Pêche Lake)

1,5 hour: $28.25
2 hours:
$33.50
3 hours:
$40
4 hours:
$47.25
Day:
$56

Rates include tax.
Boat rentals include two paddles and two life jackets.
For extra paddles and life jackets, the charge is $1 per hour or $3 per day

Hours

Philippe Lake

Mai 14 to June 17
Friday, noon to 8 pm. Last available rental at 6:30 pm.
Weekends, from 9 am to 6 pm. Last available rental at 4:30 pm.
Monday May 24, from 9 am to 6 pm. Last available rental at 4:30 pm.

June 18 to September 7
Every day, from 9 am to 8 pm. Last available rental at 6:30 pm.

September 8 to October 7
Friday, from noon to 8 pm. Last available rental at 6:30 pm.
Weekends, from 9 am to 6 pm. Last available rental at 4:30 pm.

La Pêche Lake

Mai 14 to June 17
Friday, 10 am to 8 pm. Last available rental at 6 pm.
Weekends, from 8 am to 6 pm. Last available rental at 4 pm.
Monday May 24, from 9 am to 6 pm. Last available rental at 4 pm.

June 18 to September 7
Every day, from 8 am to 8 pm. Last available rental at 6:30 pm.

September 8 to October 12
Friday, from 8 am to 8 pm. Last available rental at 6:30 pm.
Weekends, from 8 am to 6 pm. Last available rental at 4:30 pm.
Monday, October 11, from 8 am to 4 pm.

Conditions

  • First come, first served
  • Deposit: Credit card and photo ID card
  • Payment: Credit card, debit card or cash
  • Groups renting 10 or more boats will receive a 25% discount (canoes or kayaks) on a two-hour rental at Philippe Lake or La Pêche Lake, from Monday to Thursday. Life jackets, paddles and safety kit are included. To reserve, please call a reservation officer at 819-827-2020, option 3.