Swimming

The swimming season is over.

Open water swimming : The NCC is allowing open water swimming at Meech Lake as part of a pilot project.

O'Brien Beach

Lifeguards: On duty from 10 am to 6 pm, June 18 to September 6

Facilities include:

  • Washrooms: Dry toilets and change rooms.
  • Parking: Parking is available at the beach. Vehicle access fees apply.

Blanchet Beach

Lifeguards: On duty from 10 am to 6 pm, June 18 to September 6

Facilities include:

  • Washrooms: Dry toilets and change rooms.
  • Parking: Parking is available at the beach. Vehicle access fees apply. Bus access to Blanchet Beach is not permitted by the Municipality of Chelsea.
  • Universal Accessibility: There are universally accessible toilets and picnic tables.


Dogs and pets are not permitted at Gatineau Park beaches.

Help us protect Gatineau Park and leave no trace.

Water Quality

Beaches are tested every two weeks for bacteriological water quality.