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

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Great place for a great swim!

Close to Ottawa, only 20-25 minute drive to Gatineau Park, Meech Lake is a quick refresher. Quiet... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
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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 December 11, 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
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Reviewed August 27, 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 October 18, 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 October 2, 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 August 30, 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 August 17, 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 July 12, 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 June 22, 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 August 23, 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 Mark G
Reviewed July 28, 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

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Alexandra F
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Sunday Bikedays 2009 (3 Replies)
Hi All, This weekend begins the summer tradition of Alcatel-Lucent Sunday Bikedays... this is when various Parkways in the region are closed to autos and designated as "bike friendly" from Victoria Day Weekend (Sunday May 17th) thru Labour Day Weekend (Sunday, September 6th). Parkways that participate include: * Ottawa River Parkway (Westbound only) from Vimy Place to Carling Avenue = 5.5 Kms - Lanes available from 9 AM to 1 PM * Colonel By Drive from Laurier Bridge to Hogs Back...More
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