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Réserve faunique de Matane

Location


Réserve faunique de Matane lies in the Gaspésie tourism region.

Québec CityMontréal
John Registration Centre 440 km 662 km

 

Access and Operating Period

  • The John Registration Centre lies 40 km southeast of Matane. You can reach it by taking Route 195. It's open from the end of May to early November.
  • Étang-à-la-Truite registration centre is located 42 km from the John reception post on a gravel road. It can be reached from the John reception post by taking Route 1, then Route 19 and is open from the end of May to early November.

N.B. Please note that during the big game hunting season, both hiking and traffic in Réserve faunique de Matane with any type of motor vehicle are restricted by regulation, from September 3 to November 4, 2024. New regulations come into effect each year. You are invited to ask at John Registration Centre about the new rules before planning any trip to the area.

Opening hours vary by season:

John Registration Centre

  • May 24 to September 2, 2024
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • September 3 to November 4, 2024 (circulation restricted)
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Étang-à-la-Truite Registration Centre

  • May 24 to September 2, 2024
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • September 3 to November 4, 2024 (circulation restricted)
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Services

John Registration Centre

  • Information      
  • Sales
    • Bait and decoys
    • Clothing and promotional items
    • Rights of access
    • Hunting and fishing licences
    • Ice
    • Firewood
  • Rental
    • Fishing equipment (fishing rod, net, decoys, etc.)
    • Rowboat
    • Life jackets for adults and children
    • Gas and electric motor
    • Battery recharging

John Registration Centre virtual tour

Étang-à-la-Truite Registration Centre

  • Information
  • Sales
    • Bait and decoys
    • Clothing and promotional items
    • Rights of access
    • Ice
    • Firewood
  • Rental
    • Fishing equipment (fishing rod, net, decoys, etc.)
    • Rowboat
    • Life jackets for adults and children
    • Kayak
    • Stand-up paddle board
    • Pedal boat
    • Canoe
    • Gas and electric motor
    • Battery recharging
    • Bicycles

Nearby Services

The western entrance of the wildlife reserve is located at 10 minutes from a convenience store and a grocery store with a gas station, and only 30 minutes from the activities and services of Matane and Amqui:

  • Restaurants, snack bars, microbreweries, pubs and cafés
  • Supermarkets, fine grocesry stores and producers of local flavours
  • Tourist information office
  • Cinema, bowling centre and municipal library
  • Shopping center, boutiques and thrift stores
  • Bank and credit union with ATM
  • Cabs, car rentals and repairs
  • Gas station with car wash
  • Waste water disposal station
  • Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) and SQDC
  • Hospital and pharmacies

Contact Information

Administration:
500, chemin de la réserve faunique
Sainte-René-de-Matane (Québec)  G0J 3E0

Telephone : 418 224-3345

matane@sepaq.com

Tourist accommodation
Cabins: registration number 083355
Campgrounds: registration numbers 199194 (Étang-à-la-Truite) and
206032 (John)

Important

Pets

Dogs on a leash 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

Filming

A private individual or production company must obtain prior authorization to carry out a video shoot or photo session on Sépaq-managed territories. Find out more

Map Library

Camping and accommodations

Summer activities

Winter Activities

Fishing

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 (2024 season)

Behrend

Duvivier

Étang-à-la-Truite

Lac Matane

Martel

Presqu'île

Rivière Matane 3 and 4

Simoneau

Day fishing (2024 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.

Moose Hunting

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.

GPS

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 de Matane (2024)

External Links

Bonjour Québec Tourisme Gaspésie Tourisme Matane (Mataniexp) Québec International Appalachian Trail (SIA-QC) https://www.rivierematane.com/index.html Association des Chasseurs et Pêcheurs de la Région de Matane (ACPRM) Eskamer Aventure Vertigo Aventures

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