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.

Current status: This sector is closed


  • 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.

    Beaches status and water quality

    School groups, day camps and other groups: plan your visit to the beach


    • 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.