|In former times, the Montagnais crisscrossed the Chibougamau area in search of pelts. There was a thriving fur trade between the native peoples of the north (James Bay) and south—and later with the whites. The area was popular for the quantity and quality of its furs. Numerous trading posts known as the King's Outposts were located along Lac Ashuapmushuan and the shores of Lac Nicabau. Today, this huge, 4,487 km² resource-rich territory still retains its unique flavor and is home to a wide variety of wildlife and natural resources. The Montagnais called it Ashuapmushuan, "the place where moose are seen."|
With no fewer than 1,200 lakes, this wildlife reserve is a veritable paradise for sport fishermen. Speckled trout are found throughout the southern section of the reserve, whereas the northern lakes are home to walleye, pike, lake trout and whitefish. Visitors will also discover, among other things, Rivière Ashuapmushuan (over 200 km long), which is particularly well suited for canoeing and canoe camping. A trip to Ashuapmushuan Wildlife Reserve is a trip into nature at its spectacular best.
©Société des établissements de plein air du Québec
Km 33, rte 167, La Doré
Québec, Canada, G8J 1Y4
1 800 665-6527 (Canada, USA)
Body of water. Canoe-camping (R1-R4). Fishing. Hunting. Plant life observation. Canoeing. Wildlife observation. Other activities
Boat ramp. Boutique / Sales counter. Camping accommodation. Convenience store. Lodging on the premises. Panoramic view / lookout
Canoes. Rowboats. Other nautical craft or equipement
Free outdoor parking.
Restaurant and food services