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Meech Lake

Gatineau Park, Gatineau, Quebec J9B 2N3, Canada
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Nice park and beautiful lake for swimming.

Beautiful park and well set up for family pique-niques and a nice lake for swimming. Very popular... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Gatineau, Canada
beauty close to the city

It's not far from Ottawa or Gatineau - about half an hour of driving. It's well worth the drive for... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Jenn A
Ontario, Canada
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20 minutes from downtown Ottawa, this lake has two sandy beaches patrolled by lifeguards.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good53%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“open water” (2 reviews)
“boat launch” (2 reviews)
Gatineau Park, Gatineau, Quebec J9B 2N3, Canada
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Beautiful park and well set up for family pique-niques and a nice lake for swimming. Very popular park in the Gatineau region.

Thank timouneio
Reviewed 2 October 2017

It's not far from Ottawa or Gatineau - about half an hour of driving. It's well worth the drive for the spectacular natural beauty.

Thank Jenn A
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Beach Blanchette is the second beach at Meech lake. It is somewhat less busy. Very nice view, protected, with lifeguard.

Thank CTarTrip
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The beach is a hidden gem. There is a little bit of a hike to get to the water from parking lot. There is a $11 parking fee. Pack a lunch. There are picnic tables. Out houses are by the beach no need to walk...More

1  Thank 454debbieg
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is a great hiking spot. You can walk around the lake and also visit a mica mine there. It is easily accessible for kids.

1  Thank William C
Reviewed 22 June 2017

A couple of the Gatineau park trails converge to the north-east corner of Meech lake, so worth a visit even in winter (the trails are groomed also for snow-shoes). In summer, supposing you carry an inflatable dinghy (teamwork), nobody's to stop you inflating it and...More

Thank Gary K
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Went here for a family picnic while visiting Ottawa. Beautiful little beach with a few picnic tables. Lots of people bbqing and having fun on a Saturday night. There were signs warning of "swimmer's itch" which was a little off-putting - I stayed on land...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Granted it was a holiday weekend when I visited the lake and therefore it was a little busy. I loved floating on the lake but it was a little windy. Excellent get away and I stopped at the local smokehouse and got smoked salmon and...More

Thank Alexandra F
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I've been going to this lake to swim for years. There is a parking fee but, if you like cycling you can save on that. The water is clean and is fun if you like swimming far out.

Thank Philip T
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Meech Lake is within easy driving distance (20 mins) of downtown Ottawa. It has two beaches, I prefer the second, further beach (Blanchet) because the parking is closer to the beach and it is better for distance (open water) swimming. The last 5km of roadway...More

2  Thank KatikaOttawa
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