We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Meech Lake

Gatineau Park, Gatineau, Quebec J9B 2N3, Canada
Review Highlights
Plage Blanchette, yay

Beach Blanchette is the second beach at Meech lake. It is somewhat less busy. Very nice view... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nanaimo, Canada
via mobile
Beautiful Beach

The beach is a hidden gem. There is a little bit of a hike to get to the water from parking lot... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Ottawa, Canada
via mobile
Read all 50 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
20 minutes from downtown Ottawa, this lake has two sandy beaches patrolled by lifeguards.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Gatineau Park, Gatineau, Quebec J9B 2N3, Canada
Write a Review
Reviews (50)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 36 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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

1  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.

1  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

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

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 28 July 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

Thank Alexandra F
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I've been going to this lake to swim for years. There is a parking fee but, if you like cycling you can save on that. The water is clean and is fun if you like swimming far out.

Thank Philip T
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Meech Lake is within easy driving distance (20 mins) of downtown Ottawa. It has two beaches, I prefer the second, further beach (Blanchet) because the parking is closer to the beach and it is better for distance (open water) swimming. The last 5km of roadway...More

2  Thank KatikaOttawa
Reviewed 27 June 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 13 May 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
Nearby Restaurants
L'Oree Du Bois
490 reviews
3.58 km away
Cafe Chat Siberien
218 reviews
3.84 km away
La Cigale
122 reviews
3.96 km away
Chelsea Pub
391 reviews
3.83 km away
Nearby Attractions
Nordik Spa-Nature
1,000 reviews
4.17 km away
Camp Fortune
120 reviews
4.90 km away
Dunn-D's Mini Golf
38 reviews
3.35 km away
Mackenzie King Estate
230 reviews
2.75 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Meech Lake staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines