Réserve faunique des Laurentides
Accessible and rewarding activities
This is where the fish are biting! Réserve faunique des Laurentides is known for the exceptionally high quality of its fishing. During the whole season, you can go fishing for book trout here. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! In fact, the wildlife reserve introduces close to 500 youngsters to fishing each and every year, in conjunction with the Fondation de faune du Québec and the Fondation de la sauvegarde de la truite mouchetée. So the place is ready and able to welcome the smaller fry!
With your family, demystify the black bear during an activity organized and supervised by an experienced interpretive guide. You can contemplate bears from a watchtower, in nature, in complete safety. There are also salt marshes along Lac à Noël and Lac Bec-Croche. Keep an eye out for moose! Two brook trout spawning grounds have also been put in place. Interpretive signs will help you learn more about the behaviour of this species.
Come fall, you can introduce your youngsters aged 12 and older to hunting traditions. Orange vest-clad and hunting rifle in hand, scour the territory for ruffed grouse, spruce grouse and snowshoe hare. Small game hunting is perfect to initiate youngsters to this activity. Fancy a more imposing beast? Why not head off to hunt some moose?
Accommodations that the whole family can really enjoy
You’ll find the perfect cabin right here! Only 35 minutes from Québec City, the Pécan and Lac-à-Noël sectors offer fully-equipped cabins with running water, electricity and fireplaces. They are located along a lake where you can navigate aboard a rowboat or a kayak. You can also explore the hiking trails nearby and check out the abundant wildlife. If you like challenges, why not climb the mountains by bike? At Le Pic rest stop, located 786 metres above sea level, you’ll be dazzled by the splendour of the scenery. There are also large cabins that can accommodate up to 14 people on the wildlife reserve. Perfect for a vacation with grandparents or friends!
A Family Fishing package is offered in the Lac-à-Noël and Gîte du Berger sector at a very attractive price. It’s one of the very best deals on the market! What’s more, every child between 9 and 12 years of age will receive a fishing rod, an apprentice angler fishing licence, a pocket guide, and on-site fishing tips from an expert.
A few minutes from Alma, Camping Belle-Rivière is very family accessible and offers a children’s playground, water activities, a sandy shore, fishing, biking, and hiking. This is also where you can experience the comfort of a ready-to-camp tent.
Adventure lovers will want to find out about the Métabetchouane canoe-camping circuit!
In winter, the family is always more than welcome
Some of the best snow conditions in Québec! At Camp Mercier, cross-country skiing enthusiasts can explore family-accessible ski trails Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, all maintained with specialized machinery. You can also stroll along our many snowshoe trails. There is a snack-bar, an equipment rental shop and a waxing room at Camp Mercier. Five heated rest stops are at your disposal, where you’ll be able to take a well-deserved break during your activities. If you want to spend the night, the cabins of the Pécan and Lac-à-Noël sectors of Réserve faunique des Laurentides and the cabins of the Devlin sector of Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier are located near the trails. A snow tubing slide and an ice rink are available for our accommodated clientele.
More services to simplify your life
- Bikes, kayaks and canoes are all offered free of charge in certain lodging sectors when you book a cabin. See our family services.
- There is a restaurant, convenience store and gas station at l’Étape (km 134).
Don’t forget the souvenirs
Souvenirs, clothing for adults and children, and outdoor merchandise can be found at the Boutique Faune shop.
What is the Sépaq Family Experience?
- Affordable prices and a number of complimentary activities for youngsters 17 and under
- A vast array of rewarding activities adapted especially for the family
- Equipment provided free of charge to simplify your life (in most destinations)
- A warm welcome and a flexible family-friendly approach
- Accommodation options for each and every budget
Look for the seal that identifies experiences especially designed for families!