Leamy Lake Park

Photo of people enjoying the beach on a summer day at Leamy Lake Park
The beach at Leamy Lake Park
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Opened in 1961, the 174-hectare Leamy Lake Park in Gatineau is the largest urban park in Canada’s Capital Region. Surrounded by Leamy Lake and the Gatineau and Ottawa rivers, it is an excellent spot for outdoor sports and recreational activities. The park has a supervised beach for swimming, two volleyball courts, a playground for children, a picnic area and concessions. Segways are also available for rent.

Leamy Lake Park in Gatineau is the largest urban park in Canada’s Capital Region and an excellent spot for outdoor sports and recreational activities. The park has a supervised beach for swimming, two volleyball courts and a play area for children. Leamy Lake Park also contains important archaeological sites, revealing that people occupied the spot as early as 5,000 to 6,000 years ago. The northern section of the park is an exceptional site for birdwatching, with over 30 species of birds having been observed.

The Park is surrounded by Leamy Lake and the Gatineau and Ottawa rivers. To reach the lake by boat, you must go through the Leamy Lake Navigation Channel. This channel also leads to Lac de la Carrière and the Casino du Lac Leamy. You can also reach the park by bike or on foot using the Leamy Lake Pathway. Leamy Lake Park is located on Fournier Boulevard in Gatineau (Hull sector).

Site opens early May and closes mid-October (weather permitting).

Facilities
Washrooms

May to mid-October (weather permitting)

Open 8 am to dusk (no later than 9 pm), daily

Parking

May to September 5, 2016 (weather permitting)

7 am to dusk (no later than 10 pm), daily

Vehicles: $1.00 per half hour (max. $8 daily)

Buses: $24 daily flat rate

 

New automated system with pay at exit
•    at pay station: credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Discovery and American Express), debit, and cash ($20, $10, $5, $2, $1).
•    at exit gate: credit card only

 

The site is closed at night (10 pm to 7 am).

 

Gatineau Park summer season pass is valid at this location.

Picnic Areas

The park has a picnic area with tables and barbecue (BBQ) pits.

Concession

Mid-May to Labour Day (weather permitting)

11 am to 6 pm

Beach

Mid-June to Labour Day (weather permitting)

Lifeguards are on duty from 10 am to 7 pm.

Dogs and pets are not permitted on the beach or in the water.

Water Quality

For more information see the Parks, Paths and Parkways visitor information.