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While waiting for spring, we try some ice fishing...

Introduce your youngsters to a one-of-a-kind winter activity: ice fishing! True to a tradition that’s come to us from Nordic peoples, ice fishing is fascinating since it’s a little unusual. Your children while be thrilled when they land their catches from waterways after a good fight. The table is set to drop your line under the ice, even while wearing a toque, mittens, and scarf!

Réserve faunique de Portneuf Réserve faunique de Portneuf
Réserve faunique de Portneuf Alexis Pageau | © Sépaq

Parc national de la Yamaska

Someting new! Come and tease yellow perch in the surprising winter setting of Parc national de la Yamaska. Réservoir Choinière is a very popular ice fishing spot. A family package is offered on weekends as well as during the Christmas holidays and spring break. Day fishing is also offered during most of the winter.

Parc national des Grands-Jardins

In February and March, you can ice fish on Lac Étang-Malbaie. A park attendant will prepare the holes enabling you to fish for up to 15 brook trout per day.

Station touristique Duchesnay

Ice fishing is offered on Baie Duchesnay, normally from the end of January until the end of the spring break. On the menu: brook trout!

Parc national des Grands-Jardins
Parc national des Grands-Jardins Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq
Centre touristique du Lac-Simon
Centre touristique du Lac-Simon Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq
Parc national des Grands-Jardins
Parc national des Grands-Jardins Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq
Réserve faunique de Portneuf
Réserve faunique de Portneuf © Sépaq

Centre touristique du Lac-Simon

Lac de la Ferme abounds with brook trout! It’s one of the few waterways in the Outaouais region where you can do some brook trout fishing during winter.

Réserve faunique de Portneuf

Several waterways are accessible for trout fishing on ice. For those prone to the shivers, there’s always a heated water-side rest stop. Fishing gear is available for rent. This activity is offered free of charge for children 17 and under in the company of their family.

Réserve faunique de Port-CartierSept-Îles

If you love adventure and magnificent scenery, ice fishing at Réserve faunique de Port-Cartier-Sept-Îles is just what the doctor ordered! Access to the lakes is by snowmobile only and you must drill your own holes and bring your own fishing gear. You’ll be able to fish for brook trout in a wilderness environment of unparalleled tranquility! Advanced booking required at 1-800-665-6527.

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