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. 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 Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs 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 Parc national de la Gapsésie, 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.
CostAdmission to the site is free. Fees apply for equipment rental, accommodations and tours of the agate mine. Access fees for fishing and hunting.
ReservationsRequired for accommodations
- American Express
- Travelers Cheque
- Picnic area
- No pets allowed
- Free parking
- Other: Water safety kits for rent
How to get there
The Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs is located 15 km (9 mi.) south of Mont-Saint-Pierre. It can be reached from Sainte-Anne-des-Monts on Route 299 (to get to the Sainte-Anne, Madeleine and Adam lakes), on routes 132 and 2 (to get to Branche-Nord and Mont-Louis lakes) and on Route 198 (to get to Adam Lake).
Affiliations and distinctions
- Parks Québec network (SÉPAQ)
- Tourisme Gaspésie