In the heart of Gaspésie, the Chic-Choc Appalachian chain is the backbone of this forest-covered peninsula. Its geographical location along the edge of a protected territory explains the remarkable diversity of wildlife found here. Take the time to visit this little corner of paradise where you can enjoy a variety of activities.
Many species of mammals frequent this territory, including moose, black bears, snowshoe hare and porcupines, making it an excellent spot for wildlife observation. Keep an eye out as you hike, and you may spot various species in their natural habitat. You can also stop to pick mushrooms, blueberries or raspberries along the way. And be sure to admire to the stunning views of the McGerrigle Mountains!
Take advantage of your visit to the wildlife reserve to go hunting for agates in the Mt. Lyall mine. Visit the open-pit mine and then set off to find these famous geodes.
In the winter, you can enjoy backcountry skiing, telemark skiing and snowshoeing in the wildlife 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 in this wildlife reserve! Contact us directly for more information.
CostAdmission to the wildlife reserve is free. Fees apply for cabin and equipment rentals as well as for tours of the agate mine. Access rights must be purchased for hunting and fishing.
ReservationsRequired for accommodations
- American Express
- Travelers Cheque
- Picnic area
- No pets allowed
- Free parking
- Other: water safety kits and kayaks 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