|Described as a "land of mountains, forests and rocks" by the venerable Father Le Clerk at the end of the 17th century, the Appalachian Chic-Chocs form the backbone of the Gaspé Peninsula, one of the principal forest bastions of Québec. The Chic-Chocs Wildlife Reserve was established in 1949 to create a buffer zone around Gaspé Conservation Park, preserve exceptional wildlife habitats and promote better use of the land.|
Chic-Chocs Wildlife Reserve is separated into two distinct areas. The largest section (1,048 km²) is located to the south and east of Gaspé Park. Another much smaller section (81 km²) is found to the north. To the west rise the distinctive, bare summits of Blanche-Lamontagne (930 m), Vallières-de-Saint-Réal (914 m) and Hog's Back (807 m) while in the east, Mount Brown (855 m) towers over a less rugged landscape. Toward the north, the reserve is chiseled by deep-sided valleys stretching toward the municipalities of Mont-Saint-Pierre and Mont-Louis. Visit the Chic-Chocs and experience nature at its glorious best in the heart of the Gaspé Peninsula's impressive mountains.
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116, rue Prudent-Cloutier, Mont-Saint-Pierre
Québec, Canada, G0E 1V0
1 800 665-6527 (Canada, USA)
Body of water. Cross-country skiing. Cycling. Fishing. Hiking (4 km). Hunting. Plant life observation. Site interpretation. Snowmobiling. Snowshoeing. Rowboats. Wildlife observation. Other activities
Black bear. Moose. Ruffed grouse
Brook trout. Lake trout
Cabin accommodations. Lodging on the premises. Panoramic view / lookout
Motors. Rowboats. Other nautical craft or equipement
Free outdoor parking.
Restaurant and food services
BBQ accepted. Picnic area