AAA Editor Notes
Laurentides Wildlife Reserve (Réserve faunique des Laurentides), 60 km (37 mi.) n.w. via Hwy. 175, is in the Laurentian Mountains. The reserve covers 7,861 square kilometres (3,035 sq. mi.) of wooded uplands and contains more than 2,000 lakes and many rivers. Mountain peaks rise to elevations of 1,219 metres (4,000 ft.). Parts of the vast reserve are still unexplored. Its solitude offers refuge to various game, all protected by strict regulations.
The paved Québec-Chicoutimi Highway (Hwy. 175) traverses the reserve, shortening the distance between the two cities to 212 kilometres (132 mi.). Hwy. 169 (paved) branches north through the reserve to Hébertville. The road from Baie-St-Paul to Chicoutimi, which passes through St-Urbain, skirts the eastern boundary where the Laurentians are highest.
Bait fishing, except with minnows, and fly fishing are permitted. Guides always should be employed for trips into remote areas. Daily fishing permits can be obtained at the reserve entrance.
For further information contact the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (SÉPAQ), Reservations Office, 2640 boul. Laurier, Suite 250, Québec, QC, Canada G1V 5C2.
Outdoor activities, including seasonal hunting and fishing, are offered.
Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.