Fishing in Gatineau Park

Photo of a fishing rod
Fishing in Gatineau Park

Grab your fishing pole and head out to Gatineau Park. You can fish in any lake in the Park, with the exception of Pink Lake, Harrington Lake (lac Mousseau) and Édouard Lake. Don’t forget your Quebec fishing permit!

Gatineau Park is part of Quebec’s fishing zone 10 and zone 25 (Lac des Fées). These zones are managed by Quebec’s Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune. You can get a fishing permit at most local sports, hardware and convenience stores. The fishing seasons are determined by the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune.

You cannot fish from the Park’s beaches. For park 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.

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 when parking at Philippe Lake, La Pêche Lake or Meech Lake.


You can rent canoes and other small boats at Philippe Lake and La Pêche Lake.

For more information see Gatineau Park’s visitor information.