Boating in Gatineau Park

Photo of two people standing next to their kayaks on a Gatineau Park lakeshore
Kayakers in Gatineau Park

Indulge in the great Canadian pastime of spending a peaceful afternoon canoeing on a lake surrounded by nature. You can canoe and kayak on Meech Lake, Philippe Lake and La Pêche Lake. Boat rentals are available at Philippe Lake and La Pêche Lake.

Are you interested in canoe-camping? Check out the camping at La Pêche Lake!

For conservation reasons, the use of motorized boats is limited in Gatineau Park. Also, dogs and pets are not permitted near any bodies of water in Gatineau Park.

Help us protect Gatineau Park, and leave no trace.

Boating Locations and Boat Rentals

  • Meech Lake: McCloskey boat launch (ramp only, no rentals)
  • Philippe Lake: Boat launch and rental (canoes, single and double kayaks, stand-up paddle boards (SUP) and pedal boats)
  • La Pêche Lake: Boat launch and rental (canoes, single and double kayaks)
  Canoes, Kayaks, and Pedal Boats

Tandem Kayak

NEW! Stand-up

paddle board


1.5 hours $20 $25
2 hours $25 $31
3 hours $30 $37
4 hours $38 $43
Day $50 $55
24 hours (campers only) $45 -
Taxes are included in these prices.

Boat rentals include two paddles and two life jackets. Extra life jackets and paddles cost $1 per hour or $3 per day.

General Conditions

  • Deposit with credit card and photo ID
  • Payment by cash, debit or credit card
  • Groups enjoy 25% discount on the rental of 10 or more boats for two hours, from Monday to Thursday, at Philippe and La Pêche lakes. Life jackets, paddles and safety kits included. Canoe reservations can be made for large groups (10 canoes or more) by calling the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre.

Hours of Service


May 13 to

June 16, 2015

June 17 to

September 5, 2015

September 6 to

October 10, 2015

Philippe Lake

Friday: 12 pm to 6 pm

10 am to 6 pm

Open daily, 9 am to 8 pm

Friday: 12 pm to 6 pm

10 am to 6 pm

La Pêche Lake

Friday: 12 pm to 8 pm

Saturday: 8 am to 6 pm

Sunday: 8 am to 5 pm

Open daily, 8 am to 8 pm

Friday: 11 am to 7 pm

Saturday: 8 am to 6 pm

Sunday: 8 am to 5 pm

For each location, the last rental is one hour and a half before closing.

Washrooms There are washrooms at the Philippe, La Pêche and Meech lake beaches.
Parking There is parking throughout the Park. Vehicle access fees are in effect for parking at Philippe Lake, La Pêche Lake or Meech Lake.

For more information, see Gatineau Park’s visitor information.