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Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs



The Gaspé Peninsula is a major bastion of Québec's vast timberlands. Its backbone is the Chic-Chocs mountain range of the Appalachians. "A land full of mountains, woods, and rocks", exclaimed the venerable Father Le Clerk in the late 17th century.

Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs was created in 1949 as a buffer zone beside Parc de la Gaspésie. The aim was also to preserve an exceptional territory for wildlife and allow better use of the area.


Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs borders Parc national de la Gaspésie to the east. Part of the reserve is even enclosed in the park. This geographical location, at the edge of a protected territory, makes it a remarkable spot for wildlife and beautiful scenery.

Not to be missed

  • Agate and geode mine at Lyall mountain
  • Hog's Back mountain: 830 m
  • Blanche-Lamontagne mountain: 940 m
  • Vallières-de-Saint-Réal mountain
  • The scenery of Champ-de-Mars
  • Bridle paths
  • Hiking trails
  • Portes de l'Enfer: waterfall and lookout

Fact Sheet


1,129 km2

Bodies of water

43 lakes
Several streams and rivers


  • Speckled trout
  • Lake trout


  • Moose
  • Black bear
  • Porcupine 
  • Snowshoe hare


  • Ruffed Grouse 
  • Several songbird species

Forest Cover

  • Balsam Fir- Black spruce stand
  • Balsam Fir- White birch stand to the north-east 
  • Tundra on the highest peaks

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