Parc national d'Opémican

Location

Parc national d'Opémican lies on the territory of the RCM of Témiscamingue in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue tourism region.

Access and operating periods

Get directions

Pointe Opémican sector

Driving directions from Route 101 (in French only)

From Montreal (via Ontario):

  • Take Autoroute 40 to Highway 417 towards Ottawa. Continue on Highway 417, which will become Highway 17 near Arnprior. Continue on Highway 17 to Mattawa. In Mattawa, take Highway 533 and turn right on Highway 63 to Témiscamingue. In Témiscamingue, follow Route 101N for 25 km. Turn left on Chemin Opémican; after approximately 2 km turn left at the first intersection to stay on chemin Opémican. Follow the signs to the Visitors’ Centre.

From Montreal (via Abitibi):

  • Take Autoroute 15 Nord to St-Agathe des Monts. then continue on Route 117 to Route 101 Sud. Next, follow Route 101 to Laniel. Continue for 25 km on the 101 Sud. Turn right on Chemin Opémican; after approximately 2 km turn left at the first intersection to stay on chemin Opémican. Follow the signs to the Visitors’ Centre.

Rivière-Kipawa sector

From Montréal (via Ontario):

  • Take Highway 40 to Highway 417 in the direction of Ottawa. Continue on Highway 417, which will become Highway 17 at Arnprior. Continue on Highway 17 to Mattawa. In Mattawa, take Highway 533 and turn right on Highway 63 to Témiscaming. In Témiscaming, take Route 101N to Laniel. The Visitors’ Centre in Laniel is across from the public dock, close to the damn; the entrance to the parking lot is just as you come into the village.

From Montreal (via Abitibi):

  • Take Autoroute 15 north to St-Agathe des Monts. Then continue on Route 117 to Route 101 S. Next, follow Route 101 S to Laniel. The Visitors’ Centre in Laniel is across from the public dock, close to the damn; the entrance to the parking lot is just as you come into the village.

Public charging stations for electric vehicles

A level 2 charging station is available at the Pointe-Opémican Visitors Centre parking lot. Details

Additional Information

To better plan your activities, please note the operational periods for each sector.

In winter, the park remains accessible on foot or with snowshoes. From mid-October to mid-June, the Visitors’ Centre along with all other buildings as well as the washrooms are closed. During this same period, the trails are not maintained. Only the parking lot at the Administrative Building in the Pointe-Opémican sector is open. You must purchase your daily access pass online. During this period, you can also each us by email at parc.opemican@sepaq.com.

Pointe-Opémican sector

Pointe-Opémican Visitors Centre

Periods:

  • October 10, 2023 to June 13, 2024
    • closed
  • June 14 to September 2, 2024
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • September 3 to October 14, 2024
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • October 15, 2024 to June 19, 2025
    • closed

Rivière-Kipawa sector

Laniel Registration Centre

Periods:

  • October 10, 2023 to June 13, 2024
    • closed
  • June 14 to October 14, 2024
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • October 15, 2024 to June 19, 2025
    • closed

Schedule subject to change without notice. This schedule does not include special activities.

Self Registration
When the Pointe-Opémican Visitors Centre and the Laniel registration centre are closed, customers must pay their entry fee (cash only) using the self-payment terminal or by purchasing their daily access online.


Services

Boutique Nature shop

A wide range of souvenirs, clothing for adults and children, discovery products for young people, and outdoor items are available at our two Boutique Nature shops:

  • Pointe Opémican Visitors Centre
  • Laniel Registration Centre

Equipment rental

Pointe-Opémican rental centre

Watercraft rentals

  • Canoe
  • Recreational (sit-on-top) kayak
  • Sea kayak
  • Pedal boat
  • Stand-up paddleboard

Pointe-Opémican Visitors Centre

Outdoor equipment

  • Baby carrier backpack (loaned free of charge)
  • Bike (adult and child)
  • Bike trailer for small children

Laniel Registration Centre

Watercraft rentals

  • Canoe
  • Sea kayak
  • Stand-up paddleboard

Food services

The Pointe-Opémican Visitors Centre offers a convenience store service. A microwave oven is also at your disposal.

Services for families

To better plan your activities, please consult our family services.


Nearby services

Restaurants and other food services

Pointe Opémican sector is located 27 km from Témiscaming, the nearest town, where you’ll find a grocery store, convenience stores, and restaurants.

Rivière Kipawa sector is located halfway between the towns of Témiscaming and Ville-Marie, where you’ll find a grocery store, convenience stores, and restaurants.


Contact Information

Mailing address:
5555, chemin Opémican
Témiscaming (Québec)  J0Z 3R0

Telephone : 819 627-3551

Telephone : 1 800 665-6527

parc.opemican@sepaq.com

Important

Regulations

Regulations are in effect in Québec national parks. Before going to a national park, check the main rules and recommendations to better plan your visit. Details

Pets

Since May 17, 2019, dogs are allowed. However, they are only allowed in certain areas. Check out the applicable rules and authorized sites.

Guide dogs and service dogs are allowed everywhere. Other pets are still prohibited in national parks.

Companion Leisure Card (CAL)

Companion Leisure Card (CAL) holders may be accompanied free of charge by one person during a visit in a Québec national park. Find out more

Documentation

Discovery Guide Camping guide List of activities offered (in French only) Careful by nature

Fishing

Day Fishing Plan 2024 (in French only) Fishing Results, 2023 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2022 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2021 Season (in French only)

Map Library

Summer Activities

Maps of the lakes

(in French only)

According to the available data, the lakes maps may present various information such as bathymetry or sites favorable to fishing.

Fishing

Day fishing sectors

Day fishing

Complementary tool: Avenza Maps

The mobile app allows you to geotag your location on our territory maps. To read one of our maps using Avenza Maps, download the maps from the Avenza Maps mapstore.

Several other maps of Sépaq (including lake maps) are accessible via the mapstore of Avenza Maps. You can access the maps directly in the application or via their website.

Partners

Coop de l'Arrière-Pays
Téléphone : 819-629-9448
https://arrierepays.coop/


External Links

Bonjour Québec Camping Québec Festivals et Événements Québec Les attraits touristiques de l'Abitibi-Ouest Réseau d'observation faunique de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue Lake Temiskaming Tour Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue Kipawa Tourism Tourisme Rouyn-Noranda Accès Plein-Air

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