NOTICE: Very busy area.
Arrive early to avoid the busiest times (peak hours are 10 am to 3 pm). Check traffic updates. Have a backup plan, in case parking lots are full. It’s hot outside, and we all want to have a nice day.
La Pêche Lake is the largest lake in Gatineau Park, and among the furthest from the Capital core. The landscape in this area still preserves many characteristics of a pristine wilderness. The sector is also a popular destination for canoe-camping and fishing. It is open from mid-May until Thanksgiving Monday.
The lake has a launch for non-motorized boats. Bring your own canoe or kayak, or rent one of ours for a few hours or for the day.
- La Pêche Lake is an ecosystem of great ecological importance. Please follow the principles of outdoor ethics.
- Dogs and pets are not permitted at Gatineau Park beaches, picnic areas and campgrounds.
Visiting La Pêche Lake
The sector is open from mid-May until Thanksgiving Monday.
From Gatineau, by car, take Highway 5 north to exit 28. By bike, take Highway 105. Then, take Highway 366 west, then the Eardley-Masham Road, and finally Sincennes Road.
About the beach
The beach is supervised by lifeguards from 10 am to 6 pm, during the swimming season. It is tested every two weeks for bacteriological water quality. Check out the state of the beach before travelling.
- Washrooms: Dry toilets and change rooms are available.
- Parking: Parking is available at the beach and at the boat launch. Vehicle access fees apply.
- Universal Accessibility: There are universally accessible toilets and picnic tables. However, some facilities can be difficult to access.
Very busy area
- Arrive early to avoid the busiest times (peak hours are 10 am to 3 pm).
- Check traffic updates.
- Carpool with others.
- Take the free Transcollines bus to Breton Beach.
- Have a backup plan, in case parking lots are full.
- Consider visiting on a weekday.
- Please have patience and be considerate with our staff and other visitors. It’s hot outside, and we all want to have a nice day.