It’s difficult to remain unmoved by such an awe-inspiring territory. Bordered on either side by Lac Témiscamingue and Lac Kipawa, Parc national d’Opémican aims to protect a sample of the Southern Laurentians natural region. Covering an area of 252.5 km2, the park will be divided into four distinct sectors: the Rivière Kipawa and the Cliffs of Lac Témiscamingue sector, the Pointe Opémican sector, the Lac White sector and the Île aux Fraises sector.
The complete opening of the park is planned for 2019, but to give you a taste of what awaits you, the park team will open a sector to the public in June 2018. The Rivière Kipawa sector will be accessible for this pre-opening to provide a unique rustic camping experience near the rock faces overlooking majestic Lac Témiscamingue. Four Étoile ready-to-camp units, a brand-new type of accommodation offered by Sépaq, will also be available for rent. You can discover Lac Témiscamingue and impetuous Rivière Kipawa by way of some freshly-minted hiking trails. You’ll also be able to rent canoes to explore Lac Kipawa and Lac Témiscamingue. Come to the Laniel registration centre and register for all these activities offered in 2018.
Parc national d’Opémican will become a unique discovery site, characterized by the dominant presence of tall white and red pines, symbols of the junction between the territory’s deciduous and boreal areas.
This park has elements essential to the composition of a remarkable landscape: rugged and relatively low topography and many rock walls, which are found mainly along Lac Témiscamingue.
This territory, walked by aboriginal populations, travellers, loggers and the first settlers, is rich in history. It’s impossible to ignore all the historical richness of Pointe Opémican in the heart of the park, which testifies to the beginnings of logging and log driving, activities no longer practised here.
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