Leamy Lake Park

Opened in 1961, Leamy Lake Park in Gatineau is the largest urban park in Canada’s Capital Region.

It occupies 174 hectares on Fournier Boulevard in the Hull sector, and is accessible by the Leamy Lake Pathway.

Leamy Lake Park contains important archaeological sites, revealing that people occupied this area as early as 5,000 to 6,000 years ago. The northern section of the park is also an exceptional site for birdwatching, where more than 30 species of birds have been observed. 

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.


Surrounded by Leamy Lake, and the Gatineau and Ottawa rivers, the park 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.

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

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. 

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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• 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.

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.
Water Quality