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Meech Lake

Gatineau Park, Gatineau, Quebec J9B 2N3, Canada
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Swimming and Canoeing

Large enough lake to go canoeing to paddle along the shoreline and in isolated area as well as a... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2016
Ottawa, Canada
Nice lakeside drive, but the roadway is rough in parts

Taking a drive around the lake was beautiful. As the passenger, I got to enjoy the view along the... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2016
Robert B
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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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“picnic tables” (3 reviews)
“parking fee” (2 reviews)
Gatineau Park, Gatineau, Quebec J9B 2N3, Canada
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Reviewed June 26, 2016

Large enough lake to go canoeing to paddle along the shoreline and in isolated area as well as a sandy beach for swimming and have a picnic.

Thank Canoeist14
Reviewed May 12, 2016

Taking a drive around the lake was beautiful. As the passenger, I got to enjoy the view along the way. However, the road surface is showing the damage of too many winters, and my driver had his work cut out for him. Quite a few...More

1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Nice lake 5 mins from Ottawa on the quebec side...in the gatineau hills. Beautifull surroundings for family picnics and swimming...a must see if you are in the area

Thank eldouky
Reviewed April 5, 2016

Went for a casual drive through hoping to see the site of the 1980's Meech Lake Accord. Didn't really know where to look and didn't see any signs to commemorate it. It is a nice drive along the lake.

1  Thank caml77
Reviewed February 14, 2016

10 minutes from downtown Ottawa and nice place for a lazy Sunday. You can swim in the lake and mostly locals like to go there. Its in Chelsea and very close to the prime minister summer residence.

Thank Cloranger
Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We spent a summer afternoon here in our canoe. The lake was very picturesque, akin to something in Algonquin Park. There was an easily accessible boat launch and parking area about half way along the lake, accessible from Chemin du Lac Meech. The lake was...More

Thank and_heartz
Reviewed August 27, 2015

simply not impressed with the facilities as its an avearge place to see , would recommend the musemems, parliment and byward market before meech lake as its ad istance to travel also!!

Thank Mark l
Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great park for day a trip. The drive around Meech lake is very scenic. Great place to spend a summer day. Next time I will bring my Kayak.

Thank Ali_K_9105
Reviewed July 17, 2015

A beautiful beach, 20 minutes form the city. The water is warm clear, the beach is clean. A great way to sepnd a warm summer day.

Thank arbredumonde
Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great area to enjoy the warm sunny afternoons. There are several beaches to enjoy. Water is crystal clear and a haven for canoers and kayakers alike. Only concern is the parking lots tend to fill up very quickly and there is an $11 charge to...More

1  Thank CB_Ottawa
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