Straddling the Outaouais and Laurentides regions, Réserve faunique de Papineau-Labelle is geographically unique. It’s the most southerly wildlife reserve in Québec. The rich and diverse vegetation creates ideal conditions for wildlife observation and the wildlife reserve offers great spots for outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing. It is home to large white-tailed deer, moose, and beaver populations. The many bodies of water are mainly inhabited by speckled trout and lake trout.
Lake path in lake
Lake-to-lake canoe trips are lake circuits linked together by numerous portages (approximately 35) with an approximate length of between 100 and 650 m. Some portages have a length of one kilometer or more. The circuits range from 14.5 to 44 km and have as a starting point and finish the lake of Sept-Frères or Lake Montjoie. Reservation by phone directly to the wildlife reserve at 819 454-2011.
Descent of the Deaf River
The descent of the 48 km long Dung River can be done from Dung Lake and ends outside the wildlife sanctuary at its confluence with the Lièvre River. A trip that can last 2, 3 or 4 days. This river has a difference in height of 80 m. Thus, you will have to cross a certain number of rapids (class I, II and III), thresholds, falls, etc. It is recommended to descend this river in the spring during the flood. Please note that the river can sometimes be crowded with dead trees and beaver dams. No canoe rental for the river descent. Reservation by phone directly to the wildlife reserve at 819 454-2011.
Camping accessible by water
The campsites of Lac Echo (6 sites) and Lac du Sourd (4 sites of the Baie campsite) are sites accessible only by canoe where you can stay for several consecutive days. The distances to go to visit the sites vary between 20 minutes and 1 h 30. The canoe rental is available at the reception of the Lake Echo campsite, at the reception Gagnon, Lake Montjoie and Lake Seven Brothers . Reservation by phone to the Sales and Reservations Department at 1 800 665-6527 or directly to the wildlife reserve at 819 454-2011.
- May 17 to September 2, 2019
- May 22 to September 7, 2020
Réserve faunique de Papineau-Labelle offers an exceptional visual setting for backcountry skiing. More than 100 km of marked but ungroomed trails are for beginner- and intermediate-level skiers. The starting point is the Gagnon Registration Centre.
You can also sleep in huts along the trails (reservation required). Baggage transport service is available.
Period: December 27, 2014 to March 15, 2015