Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs

Wildlife reserve Region : Gaspésie City : Mont-Saint-Pierre

Described as a "land of mountains, forests and rocks" by the venerable Father Le Clerk at the end of the 17th century, the Appalachian Chic-Chocs form the backbone of the Gaspé Peninsula, one of the principal forest bastions of Québec. The Chic-Chocs Wildlife Reserve was established in 1949 to create a buffer zone around Gaspé Conservation Park, preserve exceptional wildlife habitats and promote better use of the land. Chic-Chocs Wildlife Reserve is separated into two distinct areas. The largest section (1,048 km²) is located to the south and east of Gaspé Park. Another much smaller section (81 km²) is found to the north. To the west rise the distinctive, bare summits of Blanche-Lamontagne (930 m), Vallières-de-Saint-Réal (914 m) and Hog's Back (807 m) while in the east, Mount Brown (855 m) towers over a less rugged landscape. Toward the north, the reserve is chiseled by deep-sided valleys stretching toward the municipalities of Mont-Saint-Pierre and Mont-Louis. Visit the Chic-Chocs and experience nature at its glorious best in the heart of the Gaspé Peninsula's impressive mountains. ©Société des établissements de plein air du Québec

Toll free : 1 800 665-6527
Telephone : 418 797-5214


Activities and services


  • Hunting
  • Site interpretation
  • Snowmobiling
  • Wildlife observation
  • Plant life observation
  • Fishing
  • Body of water
  • Hiking: 4 km
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Water sports : Rowboats
  • Cycling
  • Other activities

Hunting species

  • Ruffed grouse
  • Moose
  • Black bear

Fishing species

  • Brook trout
  • Lake trout

Kind of hunting

  • Guided hunting
  • Daily

Kind of fishing

  • Daily


  • Pets allowed
  • Cabin accommodations
  • Lodging on the premises
  • Panoramic view / lookout

Vehicle and Parking Services

  • Free outdoor parking

Signs and shuttles

  • Tourist signs (brown)

Rental services

  • Rowboats
  • Motors
  • Other nautical craft or equipement

Restaurant and food services

  • Picnic area
  • BBQ accepted
  • BBQ available

Related services and activities

Cottage / apartment / tourist home:

Schedules and rates

Open year round