Ottawa-Gatineau Beaches

swimming and other activities are found at local beaches on lakes, rivers

Refreshing water awaits at the many beaches in the Ottawa area. Supervised swimming can be found at Britannia Bay, Mooney's Bay, and Westboro beaches in the city of Ottawa. Meech Lake, Lac Philippe and Lac la PÍche in Gatineau Park offer a welcome respite from summer's heat. Water quality is checked regularly and posted at (613) 244-5678, and beaches are occasionally closed briefly after heavy rainfall. Most beaches are easily accessed via the bike paths.

Westboro Beach at Kitchissippi Lookout

There are also a number of good beaches on the Quebec Side:

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