In the heart of the Gaspé Peninsula, the Chic-Choc Appalachian chain is the backbone of this forest-covered peninsula. Its geographical location, at the periphery of a protected territory, explains its remarkable diversity of wildlife. Take the time to visit this little corner of paradise, whatever activity you choose to undertake.
A large variety of mammals frequent this territory including moose, black bear, snowshoe hare and porcupine, making it an excellent spot for wildlife observation. You might spot one of these mammals in its natural habitat while hiking or horseback riding. You can also stop to pick mushrooms, blueberries or raspberries along the way. And don't forget to admire to the stunning view of the McGerrigle Mountains!
Take advantage of your visit to the Chic-Chocs Wildlife Reserve to pick agates in the Mt. Lyall mine. Visit the open pit agate mine and then hunt for these famous geodes.
Backcountry skiing, telemarking and snowshoeing can be practised in the reserve. Winter activities are managed by Gaspésie National Park, so check with the park for details and snow conditions.
Hunting and fishing enthusiasts are in for a treat on this reserve! Contact us for further information.
- Open daily
- Admission to the site is free. Fees apply for equipment rental, accommodations and tours of the agate mine. Access fees for fishing and hunting.
- Required for accommodations
- Payment methods
- Activities available in summer
Enjoy a pleasant hike in the mountains and contemplate splendid landscapes of bare peaks. Keep an eye out for wildlife and you might spot a moose or bear!
The concession-holder, Domaine du Centaure, offers a guided horseback ride. The outing departs from Forillon Park and leads to the wildlife reserve where riders can spend the night in a cabin.
National Parks and Wildlife Reserves
Whether you are interested in hiking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding in the mountains or observing bears and moose in their natural habitat, the Chic-Chocs Wildlife Reserve is guaranteed to fill you with wonder!
Whether you are interested in hiking, horseback riding in the mountains or observing bears and moose in their natural habitat, the Chic-Chocs Wildlife Reserve is guaranteed to fill you with wonder!
Water safety kits for rent
- How to get there
The Chic-Chocs Wildlife Reserve is 15 km (9 mi.) south of Mont-Saint-Pierre.
- Affiliations and distinctions
Parks Québec network