Réserve faunique de Matane

Wildlife reserve Region:Gaspésie City : Matane
Recognized above all for its exceptionally rich wildlife, Matane Wildlife Reserve offers visitors a stunning panorama of mountains and deep valleys furrowed by majestic rivers. It was established in 1962 when the government purchased part of the current territory from a forestry company. With its sweeping landscapes, the reserve is a favorite with nature photographers and admirers of picturesque natural settings.
Moose, Québec's "kings of the forest", are abundant throughout the reserve. In fact, the moose population is the densest per square kilometer in all Québec. In certain sectors, observation towers have been set up for visitors to observe this large mammal. Matane Wildlife Reserve is also home to a wide variety of other animal and bird species, and is becoming increasingly popular with hunters, fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts from inside and outside the province. Matane Wildlife Reserve is a natural treasure patiently waiting to be discovered. Don't miss out on your trip to the land of the moose!
©Société des établissements de plein air du Québec
  John Visitor Centre, 500, ch. de la réserve faunique, Saint-René-de-Matane, Québec, Canada, G0J 3E0
1 800 665-6527 Toll free
418 224-3345

Activities and services


  • Hunting
  • Nature interpretation
  • Wildlife observation
  • Fishing
  • Body of water
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing : 10 km
  • Backcountry skiing / snowboarding (alpine touring)
  • Water sports : Rowboats
  • Water sports : Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Other activities

Hunting species

  • Ruffed grouse
  • Moose
  • Black bear

Fishing species

  • Brook trout
  • Atlantic salmon
  • Lake trout

Kind of hunting

  • Guided hunting
  • Daily hunting

Kind of fishing

  • Fly fishing
  • Daily fishing


  • Pets allowed
  • Camping accommodation
  • Cottage accommodations
  • Shelter-accommodation
  • Lodging on the premises
  • Panoramic view / lookout

Vehicle and Parking Services

  • Free outdoor parking

Rental services

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

Restaurant and food services

  • Picnic area


  • Reservations recommended

Schedules and rates

December 15 - April 1 (Approximate dates)

Schedule varies based on snow conditions

May 24 - September 2