Réserve faunique des Laurentides

This 7800 km² (3012 sq. mi.) wildlife preserve is ideal for stays in the great outdoors. Only 50 km (31 miles) from Québec City, this site offers a wide range of outdoor activities and accommodations, including 150 camping spots.

You can watch different animal species in the Laurentian Mountains year-round. In the summer, our expert fly fishers can teach you how to cast a line in lakes chock full of fish. A hunting package is available for moose, deer, bear or small game during hunting season. In the winter, go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing along the groomed trails. Race a snowmobile through the snowy forest. After a day outdoors in the cold, you can spend the night in a cottage or a more unusual type of accommodations. This wildlife preserve is located in a mountainous area with a maximum elevation of 1151 m (3776.2').

Activities
  • Cottages and Houses

    Located in the centre of the Réserve faunique des Laurentides, there are over a hundred cabins spread throughout almost the entire reserve. They can…

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  • Campgrounds

    Located in the centre of the Réserve faunique des Laurentides, two campground are offered.
    La Loutre campground is accessible via Provincial Route…

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  • Cross-Country Skiing

    Located in the Réserve faunique des Laurentides, only 50 km (31.1 mi.) from Québec City, Camp Mercier is a famous cross-country ski centre that has…

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  • Snowshoeing

    Located in the Réserve faunique des Laurentides, only 50 km (31.1 mi.) from Québec City, Camp Mercier, there are 33 linear km of recently blazed…

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  • Wildlife and Bird Watching

    We have set up a black bear watching site out in nature. The activity is supervised by an experienced guide-interpreter who is very familiar with…

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  • Snowmobiling

    Some 500 km (310.7 mi.) of snowmobiling trails at the Réserve faunique des Laurentides. Snowmobilers can explore the gorgeous wilderness comprising…

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  • Fishing and Hunting

    Nestled in the heart of the province of Québec, the immense Réserve faunique des Laurentides has enjoyed protected status for over 100 years. Dotted…

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  • Parks, Reserves and Resorts

    Reputed for its excellent hunting, and fishing, the Réserve faunique des Laurentides is also very popular for a multitude of soft adventure and…

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Detailed Schedule:
Hours: May to August: fishing, outdoor recreational activities and camping; September to November: hunting; Mid-December to the end of March: skiing; January to mid-March: snowmobiling.

Closed Period:
Closed on Christmas day, December 25th.

Seasonal Opening

Parking:
Free Outdoor on Site

Kilomètre 93, Route 175
Lac-Jacques-Cartier, QC,
G3C 2N9
Réserve faunique des Laurentides
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  • Cottages and Houses

    Located in the centre of the Réserve faunique des Laurentides, there are over a hundred cabins spread throughout almost the entire reserve. They can each sleep 2 to 16 people. Most of them are by a lake and have running water and facilities powered by propane gas or electricity. They have everything you need to prepare and serve meals. Each of them has a shower and washrooms.
    New! During summer, in addition to a rowboat, your vacation cabin booking also includes a kayak and a barbecue.

    Hotel Rating:

    CITQ Number: 117600

    Number of Units: 135
    Number of Units With Air Conditioning: 0
    Number of Units With Private Bathroom: 133

    Available Unavailable
    Free WI-FI Internet
    Indoor Spa
    Laundry
    Outdoor Spa
    Pet-Friendly
    Units with Fireplace
    Units with Television
  • Campgrounds

    Located in the centre of the Réserve faunique des Laurentides, two campground are offered.
    La Loutre campground is accessible via Provincial Route 175. It has 108 campsites and new Étoile ready-to-camp sites that can accommodate up to six people.
    The Belle-Rivière campground is north of the reserve near the river of the same name. There are around 45 semi-serviced campsites. This campground offers a children’s playground, water activities, a sandy shore, fishing, biking, and hiking. Canoes, kayaks, boats and motors also available for rent on-site.

    Hotel Rating:

    CITQ Number: 117600

    Number of Turn-key Camping: 135

    Available Unavailable
    Convenience Store
    Dumping Station
    Free WI-FI Internet
    Laundry
    Pet-Friendly
    Showers
    Snack-Bar
    Toilets
  • Cross-Country Skiing

    Located in the Réserve faunique des Laurentides, only 50 km (31.1 mi.) from Québec City, Camp Mercier is a famous cross-country ski centre that has Québec's best snow conditions. You'll find a snack bar, a rental shop, a waxing room, a first-aid clinic, patrollers, and cutting-edge trail grooming. The trail network has 70 linear km of trails (50 km for classic skiing and 20 km for skate-skiing). You can also rent one of our magnificent cottages.

    Number of Trails - Easy: 7
    Number of Trails - Intermediate: 9
    Length: 43 miles

    Available Unavailable
    Backcountry Sector
    Cross-Country Ski Rentals
    Ski-Skating
  • Snowshoeing

    Located in the Réserve faunique des Laurentides, only 50 km (31.1 mi.) from Québec City, Camp Mercier, there are 33 linear km of recently blazed snowshoeing trails. They offer striking views, including one at 1,000 metres of altitude. You can also reach the heated rest area at Le Pic and a lean-to, both located at 800 m above sea level. You can also rent one of our magnificent cottages.

    Difficulty Level: Easy, Intermediate, Difficult
    Length: 20 miles

    Available Unavailable
    Backcountry Sector
    Snowshoe Rental
  • Wildlife and Bird Watching

    We have set up a black bear watching site out in nature. The activity is supervised by an experienced guide-interpreter who is very familiar with this imposing mammal. Learn more about this fascinating creature in total safety. Reservation: 1 800 665-6527.

  • Snowmobiling

    Some 500 km (310.7 mi.) of snowmobiling trails at the Réserve faunique des Laurentides. Snowmobilers can explore the gorgeous wilderness comprising vast evergreen forests, snow-capped mountains and frozen rivers in snowy valleys. The trails stretch for miles along the rivers.

  • Fishing and Hunting

    Nestled in the heart of the province of Québec, the immense Réserve faunique des Laurentides has enjoyed protected status for over 100 years. Dotted with thousands of lakes, it is a veritable paradise for speckled trout anglers. The high altitude of the lakes provides for excellent fishing throughout the entire summer. Many accommodation options offered: cottages (over 140 to choose from), room at the lodge (with American plan, if desired) or camping. Daily fishing also available.

  • Parks, Reserves and Resorts

    Reputed for its excellent hunting, and fishing, the Réserve faunique des Laurentides is also very popular for a multitude of soft adventure and ecotourism activities. Outdoors enthusiasts can enjoy canoeing, canoe-camping (2 majestic rivers), wildlife observation with naturalist guides ("Great Outdoors" Package: bear watching/wolf calling), cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.