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Great kayaking, SUP, swimming, hiking, floating.

Paddled my kayak and swam in the Lake. Just 20 minutes from Ottawa, very peaceful. Best times in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richmond Hill, Canada
Natural beauty

__Lac Pink__ Is a typical meromictic lake in Gatineau park and if you’re in Ottawa, this place is... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Trivandrum, India
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20 minutes from downtown Ottawa, this lake has two sandy beaches patrolled by lifeguards.
Gatineau Park, Gatineau, Quebec J9B 2N3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paddled my kayak and swam in the Lake. Just 20 minutes from Ottawa, very peaceful. Best times in the summer is early morning or early evening. Lake very clean. Find an island, play your guitar, flute and sing your heart away. Very few motor boats....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank albertkayak
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

__Lac Pink__ Is a typical meromictic lake in Gatineau park and if you’re in Ottawa, this place is just a half an hour drive away. The lake is in Gatineau park that you can find a lot of beautiful other spots also, then also Mech...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 117sreeh
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Close to Ottawa, only 20-25 minute drive to Gatineau Park, Meech Lake is a quick refresher. Quiet lake with few boats and great water for open-water swims in clear, clean water. Two beaches and a boat lauch in between. Better during the week as weekends...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank BlizzPete
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  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.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Jenn A
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank 454debbieg
Reviewed 13 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.

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank William C
Reviewed 23 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

Date of experience: October 2016
1  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

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank X1824GMmarkg
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