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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 16 to September 8, 2024 (Southern 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 16 to September 8, 2024 (Lac-Rapide Registration Centre)
    • every day, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • May 16 to September 8, 2024 (Northern Registration Centre)
    • Sunday to Wednesday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Thursday to Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Operating periods of the reserve wardens:

  • May 16 to September 8, 2024 (Granet, Nadagam, Joncas, Giroux and Victoria)
    • every day, according to the schedule posted on site

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

  • May 16 to September 8, 2024
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The return of the equipment must be done before 5 p.m.

Public charging stations for electric vehicles

Four level 3 charging stations are available at the Domaine sector parking lot. Details


Washing stations for personal watercraft

To reduce the risk of spreading aquatic invasive species on its waterways, Réserve faunique La Vérendrye is offering five cleaning stations for personal watercraft, four of which will be inaugurated at the end of June 2024. They are located at the following sites:

  • Northern Registration Centre
  • Southern Registration Centre (scheduled to open at the end of June 2024)
  • Lac-Rapide Registration Centre (scheduled to open in late June 2024)
  • Domaine Registration Centre (scheduled to open in late June 2024)
  • La Veille campground Registration Centre (scheduled to open at the end of June 2024)

The washing stations are available at all times during the summer period. They are available free of charge.

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 and motor)


    • Information


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

    Canoe-camping and Domaine Registration Centres: 


    • Accommodations
    • Nautical equipment rental


    • Information


    • Firewood
    • Boutique Faune
    • Fishing access rights
    • Fishing licence

    Service station (Domaine sector)

    Open according to the following periods:

    • High season (beginning of the fishing period to Thanksgiving):
      • every day, from 7 a.m. to 8 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 : 819-736-7431

    Registration Centre (May to September)
    Southern Registration Centre: 819-435-2216
    Lac Rapide: 819-438-2017

    Northern Registration Centre: 819-736-7431
    Canoe-Camping Registration Centre: 819-438-2017 (canoe-camping option)

    Tourist accommodation
    Cabins: registration numbers 523633 (Outaouais sector) and
    154626 (Abitibi-Témiscamingue sector)
    Campgrounds: registration numbers 201600 (Outaouais sectors) and
    204691 (Abitibi-Témiscamingue sector)



    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


    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

    (in French only)

    General Map


    (in French only)

    Fishing Sectors (2024 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 (2024 season)

    Le Domaine






    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.

    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 (2024)

    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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