Réserve faunique Rouge-Matawin
Accessible and rewarding activities
You’ll be hooked when you discover the amazing variety of fish! Lake trout, walleye, pike and brook trout are only a few of the species available for your fishing pleasure.
Réserve faunique Rouge-Matawin abounds with wildlife: moose, deer, hare, ruffed grouse, and so much more. Take advantage of your visit to do some wildlife watching with the kids! You can also rent a canoe or a kayak at the La Macaza and Saint-Michel registration centres and paddle to placid lakes, ideal for family water activities. Jamet, Cinq doigts, Mosquic, Odelin – you can choose any one of these lakes to spend a day filled with pleasure and discovery. If the family likes ATV quad biking, we know just the spot: a 94 km-long federated trail crosses the reserve from west to east connecting the Laurentides and Lanaudière regions.
The wildlife reserve is also a mere 45 minutes or so away from Lac Monroe in Parc national du Mont-Tremblant, featuring water activities, badminton, volleyball, petanque, horseshoes, croquet, and more. A few kilometres away by car, you will be able to explore the P’tit Train du Nord bike path in the La Macaza sector.
Come fall, you can introduce your youngsters aged 12 and older to hunting traditions. Orange vest-clad and hunting rifle in hand, watch out for ruffed grouse, spruce grouse and snowshoe hare if you’re looking for small game. Fancy a more imposing beast? Why not head off to hunt some moose or deer.
Accommodations that the whole family can really enjoy
Have your marshmallows ready! The Lac Sapin and Lac des Sucreries sectors near La Macaza Registration Centre, and the Lac Legendre sector near the Saint-Michel Registration Centre, are very family accessible. Fully equipped, most cabins can accommodate up to four people and one of them is perfect for large groups of up to fifteen. Here you’ll be able to navigate on board a rowboat, canoe or kayak, play on the shore, have a barbecue, or simply relax.
You’d also like to do some fishing? A Family Fishing package is offered 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 on-site fishing tips from an expert.
For those who like adventure, family-accessible canoe-camping circuits are close at hand. Ask around!
More services to simplify your life
- A barbecue is offered free of charge when you book certain cabins. Please consult the list of outdoor equipment for rent or offered without charge and our family services.
Don’t forget the souvenirs
A vast array of 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!