Réserve faunique La Vérendrye

Wildlife reserve Regions:Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Outaouais City : Val-d'Or
At over 13,615 km², La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve is the second largest territory managed by Sépaq (Société des établissements de plein air du Québec) after the Lakes Albanel, Mistassini & Waconichi Wildlife Reserve. Named in 1950 in honor of the explorer who discovered the Rocky Mountains, La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve was once the fur trade territory of the Algonquin and the coureurs de bois, then home to lumberjacks, log drivers and raftsmen, who came to exploit the immense riches of the forests.
The reserve, which is separated into two sectors (Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Outaouais), impresses visitors with its vast wilderness expanses and innumerable waterways, which include several tributaries of the Ottawa River. The reserve's thousands of lakes and rivers make it one of the richest fishing areas in Québec, and a paradise for canoe camping with over 2,000 km of circuits. Outdoor enthusiasts looking for an out-of-the-ordinary experience will love this natural Eden so close to civilization and yet so far removed. A vacation in La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve will leave you feeling like an explorer of nature at its untouched best.
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819 736-7431
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Activities and services


  • Entertainment
  • Canoe-camping
  • Hunting
  • Nature interpretation
  • Snowmobiling
  • Wildlife observation
  • Plant life observation
  • Fishing
  • Body of water
  • Hiking : 12 km
  • Water sports : Canoeing : 800 km
  • Water sports : Rowboats
  • Water sports : Kayaking
  • Water sports: Pedals boat
  • Children's playground
  • Other activities

Hunting species

  • White-tailed deer
  • Ruffed grouse
  • Moose
  • Black bear

Fishing species

  • Bass
  • Walleye
  • Brook trout
  • Lake trout
  • Other fishing species

Kind of hunting

  • Daily hunting

Kind of fishing

  • Daily fishing


  • Pets allowed
  • Boutique / Sales counter
  • Convenience store
  • Camping accommodation
  • Cottage accommodations
  • Lodging on the premises
  • Panoramic view / lookout
  • Boat ramp

Vehicle and Parking Services

  • Free outdoor parking
  • Paid outdoor parking
  • Parking for motor homes

Signs and shuttles

  • Bus (route)

Rental services

  • Canoe rental
  • Rowboat rental
  • Kayak rental
  • Motor rental
  • Pedal boat rental
  • Turn-Key camping

Restaurant and food services

  • Picnic area
  • BBQ accepted


  • Reservations recommended

Schedules and rates

May 16 - September 8 (Approximate dates)