Parc du Lac-Beauchamp

Parc du Lac-Beauchamp is an oasis of greenery and fresh air within minutes of dowtown.

For hours, conditions, special activities, or to reserve a room at the centre de plein air Hélène-Larochelle, contact use through the Infolac line at 819-669-2548 or through beauchamplac@gatineau.ca.

Address and hours

The park is at 741 boulevard Maloney Est. Parking and access to the site are free.

  • Spring (March 16 to June 14*): from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Summer (June 15 to September 1*):
    • Centre de plein air: from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Rentals: from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (rentals must be returned for 6 p.m.)
  • Fall (September 2 to December 14*): from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Winter (December 15 to March 15*):
    • Centre de plein air: from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Rentals: from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Cross-country skiing: from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

* These dates may vary depending on the weather and conditions.

Wonders of Sand - Gatineau

Gatineau's Wonders of Sand is a unique national sand sculpture competition. Come and admire the monumental sculptures by master sculptors, or take part in the family and amateur competitions. There will also be entertainment: percussion, entertainers, sculpting workshops, large toys and much more!

Information: 819-893-4090 or Celebrations and festivals

Services offered

  • Vending machines
  • Air conditioned area
  • First aid services
  • Sports equipment rental
  • Picnic tables
  • Information desk (activities and trails)
  • Bathymetric map

Beach

Additional information about the beach at parc du Lac-Beauchamp

Public skating

  • Middle portion: 480 m
    • 2 laps: approximately 1 km
    • 5 laps: approximately 2.5 km
    • 10.4 laps: 5 km

More information on outdoor ice skating

Trails maintained by Ville de Gatineau

Trail Distance Duration*
West loop 2.2 km 40 minutes
East loop 3.4 km 60 minutes
T1 Passage de la Mine 1.2 km 20 minutes
T2 Passage de la Silice 0.5 km 7 minutes
T3 Passage du Grès 0.2 km 3 minutes

Consult the map

* Approximate duration on cross country skis.

Equipment rental rates

Winter*

Full ski package Three-hour block Adults: $15
Children: $11
Free with the Accès Gatineau card +
Poles, boots or skis Three-hour block $11
Free with the Accès Gatineau card +
Skates Three-hour block $7
Free with the Accès Gatineau card +
Snow shoes Three-hour block Adults: $16
Children: $11
Free with the Accès Gatineau card +
Inner tuble One-hour block
Maximum of two inner tubes per family. Details at the site.
$4
Free with the Accès Gatineau card +

Summer*

Pagaie SUP 30-minute blocks
Maximum of three blocks at a time
$6
Free with the regular Accès Gatineau card
Canoe 30-minute blocks
Maximum of three blocks at a time
$5.25
Free with the regular Accès Gatineau card
Kayak 30-minute blocks
Maximum of three blocks at a time
$5.25
Free with the regular Accès Gatineau card
Kayak pair 30-minute blocks
Maximum of three blocks at a time
$6
Free with the regular Accès Gatineau card
Beach volleyball net and ball Two-hour block Free

* Late fees: After the first ten minutes, there is a $2 charge for every five minutes that equipment is returned late. This fee is applied to every user, whether or not they have an Accès Gatineau card. The amount is due immediately or the user will be billed.

Centre de plein air Hélène-Larochelle hall reservations

Additional information about renting the centre de plein air Hélène-Larochelle hall.

School group reservations

You can make reservations for your school group or day camp on weekdays by contacting us at 819-669-9430.

Disruptive gatherings and the consumption of alcohol and illegal substances are prohibited in the park. Your comments are welcome as they help improve the quality of services offered. If you have any comments or suggestions for us, please address them to the non-urgent call centre at 3-1-1 to the attention of the manager of the outdoor centre.

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