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.

Important

  • 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

    Facilities

    • 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.