Réserve faunique de Port-Cartier - Sept-Îles

Wildlife reserve Region:Duplessis City : Port-CartierDistrict : Sector of Port-Cartier
Created in 1965, Port-Cartier-Sept-Îles Wildlife Reserve covers a vast swath of boreal forest near its namesake towns of Port-Cartier and Sept-Îles. With over 1000 bodies of water and some 15 rivers, the reserve is a fabulous area for outdoor activities. Lovers of solitude and wide open spaces will enjoy the soothing calm of this vast wilderness area.
Reserve waterways and lakes offer sport fishermen ample opportunity to test their wits against wily, good-sized speckled trout as well as the salmon in the Rochers and MacDonald rivers. Nearly 75% of the lakes in the reserve have never been fished, making it a true unexploited paradise just waiting to be discovered by the adventurous. The Arthur Lake (to the north) and Walker Lake sectors of the reserve hold some wonderful surprises in store, including great fishing and spectacularly beautiful lakes.
Larger than life, Port-Cartier-Sept-Îles Wildlife Reserve is a land of breathtaking landscapes in a natural setting that leaves no one indifferent.
  Lake Walker Registration Centre, Port-Cartier
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Activities and services


  • Canoe-camping : 52 km
  • Hunting
  • Wildlife observation
  • Plant life observation
  • Fishing
  • Ice fishing
  • Beach
  • Body of water
  • Hiking : 10 km
  • Water sports : Canoeing
  • Water sports : Rowboats
  • Water sports : Kayaking
  • Other activities

Hunting species

  • Ruffed grouse
  • Moose
  • Black bear

Fishing species

  • Artic char
  • Brook trout
  • Atlantic salmon
  • Other fishing species

Kind of hunting

  • Daily hunting

Kind of fishing

  • Fly fishing
  • Daily fishing


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

Vehicle and Parking Services

  • Free outdoor parking

Rental services

  • Canoe rental
  • Rowboat rental
  • Kayak rental
  • Motor rental
  • Fishing equipment rental
  • Other watercraft or nautical equipment rental

Restaurant and food services

  • Picnic area
  • BBQ accepted


  • Reservations recommended

Schedules and rates

Open year round

The reserve is open year-round. However, the visitor centre and some activities are not available off-season.