Please take note of the following before your visit.
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.
Gatineau Park has three boat launches. Launching boats, including paddleboards, 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
From mid-June to Labour Day, parking fees apply at the beaches and boat ramps.
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.