Réserve faunique de Rimouski

Wildlife reserve Region : Bas-Saint-Laurent City : Saint-Narcisse-de-Rimouski

The Rimouski Wildlife Reserve is a genuine treasure for fishing, hunting and other outdoor enthusiasts. With its mixed stands of maple, spruce, balsam fir and white birch, the reserve offers a rich woodland cover that is particularly spectacular in the fall. Visitors will enjoy the breathtaking surroundings and the close contact with nature as they discover the beauty of Rimouski, Kedgwick, Castor and Blanc lakes, and the Rimouski and Kedgwick rivers. Formerly managed by private hunting and fishing clubs, the area was set aside as the Horton Reserve in 1955 "to control the territory and protect the wildlife." This reserve was the forerunner of the Rimouski Wildlife Reserve, which was officially created in 1979. The reserve includes 45 bodies of water as well as numerous streams and rivers. Shaped like a polygon, it totals 729 km², and borders New Brunswick in its southeastern section. The reserve's forests boast a large population of moose, which can often be seen alongside roads and lakes. The reserve is also home to white-tailed deer, hares, ruffed grouse and spruce grouse. Speckled trout await fishermen in the reserve's lakes, rivers and streams. During the summer season, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a wide range of activities. A visit to the Rimouski Wildlife Reserve is an opportunity to enjoy spellbinding scenery, a warm and friendly welcome, and a truly "enchanted forest" getaway.©Société des établissements de plein air du Québec

Toll free : 1 800 665-6527
Telephone : 418 735-2226


Activities and services


  • Canoe-camping
  • Hunting
  • Site interpretation
  • Wildlife observation
  • Plant life observation
  • Fishing
  • Beach
  • Body of water
  • Hiking
  • Water sports : Canoeing
  • Water sports : Rowboats
  • Water sports : Kayaking
  • Other activities

Hunting species

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

Fishing species

  • Brook trout
  • Lake trout
  • Splake

Kind of hunting

  • Daily

Kind of fishing

  • Fly fishing
  • Daily


  • Convenience store
  • Camping accommodation
  • Cabin accommodations
  • Lodging on the premises
  • Panoramic view / lookout
  • Boat ramp

Vehicle and Parking Services

  • Free outdoor parking

Signs and shuttles

  • Tourist signs (brown)

Rental services

  • Canoes
  • Rowboats
  • Motors
  • Other nautical craft or equipement

Restaurant and food services

  • Picnic area
  • BBQ accepted


  • Reservations recommended

Schedules and rates

May 15 - November 15