Réserve faunique Ashuapmushuan

Wildlife reserve Region:Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean City : La Doré
In former times, the Montagnais crisscrossed the Chibougamau area in search of pelts. There was a thriving fur trade between the native peoples of the north (James Bay) and south—and later with the whites. The area was popular for the quantity and quality of its furs. Numerous trading posts known as the King's Outposts were located along Lac Ashuapmushuan and the shores of Lac Nicabau. Today, this huge, 4,487 km² resource-rich territory still retains its unique flavor and is home to a wide variety of wildlife and natural resources. The Montagnais called it Ashuapmushuan, "the place where moose are seen."
With no fewer than 1,200 lakes, this wildlife reserve is a veritable paradise for sport fishermen. Speckled trout are found throughout the southern section of the reserve, whereas the northern lakes are home to walleye, pike, lake trout and whitefish. Visitors will also discover, among other things, Rivière Ashuapmushuan (over 200 km long), which is particularly well suited for canoeing and canoe camping. A trip to Ashuapmushuan Wildlife Reserve is a trip into nature at its spectacular best.
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  Southern Registration Centre, Km 33, rte 167, La Doré , Québec, Canada, G8J 1Y4
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Activities and services


  • Canoe-camping : R1-R4
  • Hunting
  • Wildlife observation
  • Plant life observation
  • Fishing
  • Body of water
  • Water sports : Canoeing
  • Other activities

Hunting species

  • Ruffed grouse
  • Moose
  • Black bear

Fishing species

  • Northern pike
  • Walleye
  • Brook trout
  • Landlocked salmon
  • Yellow perch
  • 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

Rental services

  • Canoe rental
  • Rowboat rental
  • Other watercraft or nautical equipment rental

Restaurant and food services

  • Picnic area

Schedules and rates

May 24 - October 21 (Approximate dates)

Consult Web site for scheduling details