Back to nature

This route invites you to get back to nature. Several days spent discovering the Vallée-de-la-Gatineau and its many secrets. There's also the Bras-Coupé-Désert ZEC (zone d'exploitation contrôlée, or wildlife resource management area), with its cosy cottages, turnkey campsites, and amazing fishing. With two huge reservoirs and more than 4,000 lakes, La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve is a true paradise for campers and anglers. Maniwaki offers plenty of activity options, including a visit to the Forest Fire Prevention History Interpretation Center. Or stay at Auberge Majopial, where you will be received like kings. The Vallée welcomes you with open arms!

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Points of interest

176 De l'Aigle Road
Montcerf-Lytton (Québec)

With its 400 lakes (including 125 frequently visited ones), two rivers, beautiful beaches and breathtaking landscapes, Bras-Coupé-Désert ZEC (“zone d’exploitation contrôlée,” or managed development zone) in the Vallée-de-la-Gatineau is one of the Outaouais’ top playgrounds for your favourite outdoor activities. Contact the ZEC for more details and prepare to be amazed!

34 km
Did you know that there are floating islands in the reserve? And that there are one thousand camping spots?
Hwy 117
Montcerf-Lytton (Québec) J0W 1N0

Its vast area and many lakes and rivers make La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve a favourite destination for fishers and canoe-camping enthusiasts. The 916 campsites allow visitors to try their hand at fishing while taking advantage of inexpensive accommodations. The reserve also has 39 well-equipped cabins overlooking a lake and the Dozois Reservoir. There’s something for everyone!

50 km
Looking for the best burger? Go to Rabaska!
85 North Principale Street
Maniwaki (Québec) J9E 2B5

For breakfast, lunch or supper, the Resto pub Le Rabaska will satisfy you with its hearty Canadian cuisine. Join us for live entertainment every Friday night!

35 km
Auberge Majopial offers luxurious inn accommodation, an excellent restaurant, housekeeping units with kitchenettes, and island campsites. The only thing you won't find there is a wine list: that's because you get to choose your own bottle from the wine cellar!
295 Lake 31 Milles Montée
Bouchette (Québec) J0X 1E0

The Apprentice Inn is part of the newly formed 31 mile lake regional park. If you’re planning a family, friend or couples getaway, you will find everything you need to relax and have a blast. The facilities and enchanting decor also make Village Majopial the ideal location for weddings and corporate events. Stay in one of the lovely cottages or enjoy one of the four suites at The Apprentice Inn or one of six rooms at the Auberge Minitik.