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Réserve faunique La Vérendrye


Réserve faunique La Vérendrye is less than 3 hours from Montréal. It straddles the Outaouais and Abitibi-Témiscamingue tourism regions.

QuébecMontréalOttawaVal d'Or
Southern entrance 523 km 287 km 180 km 57 km (Northern entrance)


Access and Operating Period

The Northern Registration Centre, the Southern Registration Centre and the Lac-Rapide Registration Centre are open May to September. Operating hours vary by season. Access is via Route 117.

Operating periods of the registration centres:

  • May 19 to September 11, 2022 (Southern and Lac-Rapide Registration Centre)
    • Saturday to Wednesday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Thursday and Friday, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • May 19 to September 11, 2022 (Northern Registration Centre)
    • every day, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Operating periods of the reserve wardens:

  • May 19 to September 11, 2022 (Granet, Nadagam, Joncas, Giroux, Domaine and Victoria)
    • every day, according to the schedule posted on site

Operating periods of the canoe-camping registration centre (Route 117, km 329):

  • May 20 to June 23, 2022: every day, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • June 24 to August 19, 2022: every day, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • August 20 to September 11, 2022: every day, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The return of the equipment must be done at least 1 hour before the closing of the reception centre.


Southern Registration Centre:


  • Information
  • Nature interpretation room


  • Boutique Faune
  • Fishing access rights
  • Fishing licence
  • Bait and lures
  • Ice

Northern Registration Centre:


  • Information
  • Tourism information kiosk for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region


  • Boutique Faune
  • Firewood
  • Hunting access rights
  • Fishing access rights
  • Ice 
  • Fishing licence
  • Bait and lures

    Lac-Rapide Registration Centre: 


    • Accommodations
    • Nautical equipment rental (rowboat, motor and trailer)


    • Information


    • Firewood
    • Boutique Faune
    • Fishing access rights
    • Ice
    • Fishing licence
    • Bait and lures

    Service station (Domaine sector)

    Open according to the following periods:

    • High season (May 20 to October 10, 2022):
      • every day, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Low season (the rest of the year):
      • Friday to Monday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
      • Tuesday to Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


    • Rest area (Wi-Fi)


    • Boutique
    • Convenience store (basic mechanical parts, food, beverages, basic pharmacy products)
    • Gasoline
    • Ice

    Services for families

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

    Contact Information

    Outaouais Sector Administrative Office
    Montcerf-Lytton (Québec)  J0W 1N0

    Telephone : 819 438-2017

    Fax : 819 438-2432

    Abitibi-Témiscamingue Sector Administrative Office
    1070, 3e avenue Est
    Val-d'Or (Québec)  J9P 0J6

    Telephone : 819 354-4392

    Registration Centre (May to September)
    Southern Registration Centre: 819 435-2216
    Lac Rapide: 819 860-1557

    Northern Registration Centre: 819 736-7431
    Canoe-Camping Registration Centre: 819 435-2331



    Dogs are allowed in wildlife reserves, but only on certain sites. Guide dogs and service dogs are allowed everywhere. Condition and regulation

    Using drones

    In order to minimize the impact on wildlife and on the customer experience, Sépaq does not allow recreational drone use at the establishments it manages. Find out more

    Map Library

    (in French only)

    General Map


    (in French only)

    Fishing Sectors (2022 season)


    Le Domaine


    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. For an easier consultation, they have been grouped by sector.

    Accommodation sectors (2022 season)



    Le Domaine

    Day fishing (2022 season)

    Day fishing

    To open a compressed file, save it to your computer first. Unzip all the contents of the folder by pressing and holding (or right-clicking) on the folder, select Extract All, and then follow the instructions.

    Maps for download on Avenza Maps only

    See how to download the following large bodies of water on the Avenza Maps mobile app: Réservoir Dozois, Réservoir Cabonga and Grand Lac Victoria.

    Download procedure (in French only)

    Small Game Hunting

    White-Tailed Deer Hunting

    Camping and accommodations

    Canoe-camping La Vérendrye


    How to use MicroSD files for Garmin GPS

    Please follow these steps to copy the GPS file on your MicroSD card:

    •  Download the GPS file.
    •  Save the file on your workstation.
    •  Decompress the*.zip file.
    •  Insert the MicroSD card into your computer, perhaps with the help of an adapter.
    •  Copy the Garmin folder on your MicroSD card.
    •  Withdraw the MicroSD card from your computer.
    •  Insert the MicroSD card into your Garmin GPS.

    Important: Please do not change the name of the directory or of the file; otherwise your GPS will be unable to read the document. The MicroSD card can hold only one GPS file. Use is reserved for Garmin GPS only.

    GPS files - Réserve faunique La Vérendrye (2022)

    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.


    External Links

    Canot-camping La Vérendrye Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue Tourisme Outaouais

    Fishing access rights available at the following partners:

    Val-d’Or Tourist Information Office

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