The park Project
History of the park
August 2012: Signing of the Intermunicipal Agreement concerning the development and use of land at Lac Beattie for conservation and recreation purposes and the establishment of a management board
September 18, 2013: creation of the Régie Intermunicipale du lac Beattie (RILB) by the city of Lachute and the Township of Gore
December 12, 2013: meeting with residents of Beattie Road to present the project and hear their concerns
October 2017: Signing of a 40-year emphyteutic lease for the preservation of Beattie Park
November 15, 2017: meeting with residents of Beattie Road and the Gore trails to present the Beattie Park project
2019: 300K grant from the Regions Outreach Fund (FARR)
2020: Grant of 300K from the Support Program for the Upgrading and Improvement of Trails and Outdoor Activities Practice Sites (PSSPA)
2021: official opening of the Parc du Lac Beattie and welcoming of the first visitors
2021: Jean-Marie-Moreau Prize awarded to Scott Pearce for his leadership in protecting Beattie Park
2022: ADMQ Merit Prize in Municipal Management awarded to Dominique Aubry and Julie Boyer for the management of the Parc du Lac Beattie
2022: Grant from the Assistance Program for the Recovery of the Tourism Industry (PARIT) to built cabins and camps.
2023: Laurentian Eco-corridors Prize for raising awareness of natural environments
Mission and Objectives
Powerpoint presentation on the park (in French) : Parc nature du Lac Beattie.pdf
The main objective of the Lake Beattie nature park is to be a recreational tourism area, accessible to the population and tourists for the practice of outdoor activities all year round. Through the protection and enhancement of this exceptional natural environment, we offer a variety of activities to discover natural environments (fishing, cross-country skiing, hiking, snowshoeing), nature interpretation and recreational activities ( sporting events) to the population of the MRC d'Argenteuil, surrounding MRCs and outdoor enthusiasts in general.
As complementary objectives, we wish, by the creation of this park, to sensitize the population to the natural environments (education, interpretation), to protect the natural environments and the fauna and flora species (abundant presence of wetlands on the park site) and to develop a favorable environment for research (biological inventories and other studies) in the region.
The Lake Beattie nature park is exceptionally wild and unspoilt considering its proximity to the greater Montreal area. In 2018, a 40-year agreement (long lease) was signed with the city of Lachute (owner of the land) to ensure the preservation of the site and the development of recreational tourism.
It is therefore by the will of the municipal council, with the support of the City of Lachute (adjacent to the park) and the MRC of Argenteuil, and the table of prefects, that the park project was born. The grounds of the park, which covers almost 300 hectares, are completely preserved. The territory of the park also has great historical value as it was one of the first places where settlers settled in the region in the 19th century.
David Fournier - park attendant
Naomie Gagnon - park attendant
Nathalie Giard - park attendant
Philippe Gravel - park attendant
Denis Landry - park attendant
Logan Pearce - park attendant