Small frog, big footprint!

Accueil 9 Discovery Trails 9 Leamy Lake Park

A true oasis in the city, Lac Leamy Park is the ideal place for all types of recreational excursions. This park occupies an area of ​​174 hectares. It is located in the Hull sector, in Gatineau.

The park is surrounded by Lake Leamy, the Gatineau River and the Ottawa River. It is a privileged place for observing wildlife. It also protects all of the chorus frog breeding sites in the Hull sector, a geographical turtle nesting site and important archaeological sites which indicate that the place was inhabited 5,000 or 6,000 years ago. Public archaeological excavation activities have in fact revealed objects testifying to the history of the First Nations of the region, such as tools made of stone or native copper and fragments of pottery made by the occupants of the camps.

Its recreational facilities include a supervised beach, during swimming hours; two volleyball courts; a play ground; a picnic area; barbecue pits (briquettes); and a network of hiking and biking trails. On foot or by bike, you can access it via the Lac Leamy trail.

The Lac-Leamy outdoor center, managed by the City of Gatineau, offers canoe rental; kayaks, one or two places; and paddle boards. In winter, snowshoe and cross-country ski rentals are also available. When it’s time to take a break, have a meal or enjoy the panorama, the Le Saint-Éloi café-bistro is welcoming and offers a varied menu.