Leamy Lake Park
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).
May to mid-October (weather permitting)
Open 8 am to dusk (no later than 9 pm), daily
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
The site is closed at night (10 pm to 7 am).
Gatineau Park summer season pass is valid at this location.
The park has a picnic area with tables and barbecue (BBQ) pits.
Mid-May to Labour Day (weather permitting)
11 am to 6 pm
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.
For more information see the Parks, Paths and Parkways visitor information.