Beaches and supervised swimming
A day at the beach… a wonderful way to create our very best holiday memories. Sépaq proposes a number of magnificent beaches located along the most beautiful waterways of Québec and where swimming is supervised. Perfect places for picnics and relaxation where you can usually rent boats. Are you ready for swimming, games, and sand castles?
6 supervised beaches
You have the choice of seven supervised beaches, all of them renowned for their atmosphere and activities. You’ll find these charming stretches of sand at Frontenac, Oka, Mont-Orford and Yamaska national parks, as well as at Centre touristique du Lac-Simon and Duchesnay.
Important! A parking fee applies in Mont-Orford, Oka, and Yamaska national parks when the beaches are supervised. It is strongly recommended that you purchase your parking fee for beach access online in order to guarantee access to the beach. It can be purchased up to 30 days before a visit.
- Bathing area supervised by our lifeguard teams
- Washroom facility
- Picnic tables
- Boating equipment available for rent
- Children’s playground *
- Charcoal barbecues *
- Snack bar *
- Convenience store*
* Available at certain locations only.
From $913 /car wherever beach parking charges apply
Taxes not included. National park entry fees not included.
Aquazilla water course
Come and let loose by discovering Aquazilla, a brand-new inflatable water course installed right near the beach. An activity that will delight the whole family from 6 years old! Offered only in Parc national d'Oka.
From $17 /1 hour (6 years old and over)
National park entry fees not included.
Supervised swimming pools
Do you prefer supervised swimming in a pool? If so, you'll spend hours playing in the water and enjoying the sun, comfortably ensconced in the deck chairs of Camping des Voltigeurs, Gîte du Mont-Albert or Parc national de Plaisance. Meanwhile Station touristique Duchesnay offers its guests both an indoor pool and an outdoor spa!
The park entry fee replaces all parking fees, except for supervised beach parking fees for Yamaska, Oka and Mont-Orford national parks. Rate applicable only on days when the supervised beach is open.
The parking fee for beach access must be purchased online and guarantees access to the beach. It can be purchased up to 30 days before a visit.
|Type of vehicle||Rates|
|Car (season pass) - Mont-Orford and Yamaska national parks only||$54.79|
Rates for summer 2022.
Taxes not included.
Annual Québec National Parks Card holders get a 25% discount on the daily supervised beach parking fees of Yamaska, Mont-Orford and Oka national parks.
Sépaq wishes you an unforgettable outdoor experience and invites you to be Careful by nature!
Here are a few important do’s and don’ts:
- Bathing is permitted in authorized, supervised areas.
- All waste must be disposed of in the appropriate places.
- Under certain conditions, your dog could be allowed in some establishments. However, no other domestic animals are allowed. Please consult our Domestic animals section.
- National parks are governed by certain rules and guidelines.
To minimize the risks when bathing
Supervised bathing is offered at certain Sépaq establishments and on sites designated for this purpose. We recommend that you engage in this activity only at these locations and according to the instructions in effect.
Unsupervised bathing in all other locations is at your own risk. This is not recommended as there is a considerable risk of drowning. Always remember that a waterway may present an unseen danger (steep slope, slippery bottom, etc.). Although unsupervised bathing is strongly discouraged, if you choose to do so please make sure that you are not alone or that you have informed others of your intention to bathe and that you are not impaired.
River bathing: special risks
Although the river may seem calm and safe, it is a natural environment with unexpected sources of danger and can quickly become hazardous. Despite your best efforts, the strong current can drag you down and put you at risk of drowning. The presence of eddies, unstable bottoms, branches and rocks, and variations in depth also increase the risk of drowning. In addition, be doubly vigilant near a dam.
Remember that your safety is your own responsibility.
Stay overnight with us
Nature, outdoor activities, a crackling wood fire…all you’ve ever dreamed of and more!