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Réserve faunique des Laurentides

Lac Jacques-Cartier: restrictions regarding access to the lake Details

Modification of the catch and keep limit (brook trout and arctic char)

Please note that the Ministère de l'Environnement, de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec (MELCCFP) is reducing the catch and keep limit from 15 to 10 brook trout (including a maximum of 2 arctic char) for fishing activities. This measure applies as of the 2024 season and is intended to protect brook trout and arctic char populations. For more information about this new regulation, consult the MELCCFP website (in French only).

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Réserve faunique des Laurentides lies between the Québec City and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean regions. It's a huge 7,861-km2; territory. Hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts engage in their favourite activities in pristine wilderness surroundings. Wildlife is omnipresent. In the summer, vacationing and fishing are popular. Fall is the season of choice for hunting moose and small game. In the winter, Camp Mercier is a venue for cross-country skiers, snowshoers and vacationers.

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Réserve faunique des Laurentides

William Renaud | © Sépaq

Réserve faunique des Laurentides

William Renaud | © Sépaq

Réserve faunique des Laurentides

William Renaud | © Sépaq

Réserve faunique des Laurentides

William Renaud | © Sépaq



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Small game hunting: new initiation sectors

New territories dedicated to the initiation of fresh enthusiasts are now offered exclusively in Croche‑McCormik and L'Étape sectors. This is a great way to share your passion with your family in the best possible conditions! Find out more

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Family Time

Activities for your youngsters, accommodations, and services - discover what this family destination has in store for your vacation! See our detailed fact sheet.

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Extend Your Fishing Trip

In the mood for a few more days of fishing? Plan next summer’s fishing trip with cabin accommodations and get 15% off the third and subsequent days. Details and conditions


Hunting Sectors: Do You Use Google Earth?

The borders of the wildlife reserve's moose hunting sector can now be seen on a downloadable KML file. Click here

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