A sport tour of the Petite Nation

This sport-themed tour invites you to discover the territory’s hiking trails and huge lakes during two days (or more!) of activities to enjoy as a couple or family. Start your weekend at Saint-André-Avellin to admire the works of art, or visit Kenauk Nature to try the floating sauna and the axe throw. After a good night's sleep at the Auberge Petite-Nation, you have the choice to spend your energy. The Air-Eau-Bois Outdoor Centre for archery, zip-lining and rock climbing, the Lac Simon tourist resort for all kinds of water sports and hiking, or Réserve faunique de Papineau-Labelle, the most southerly wildlife reserve in Québec.

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Points of interest

35 Principale St. (behind)
Saint-André-Avellin (Québec)

A unique 14-km, intermediate-level cycling route from Saint-André-Avellin to Saint-Sixte. As you pedal along the gravel path, view works by talented artists participating in the Pierre qui roule (“rolling stone”) art and nature symposium. Stop at the two lookouts to admire the scenery, beautiful in every season, from the fresh greens of early summer to the dazzling colours of fall. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area. In winter, the trail is open for snowshoeing!

20 km
Discover beautiful Poisson Blanc Lake by kayak, canoe or floating sauna! Don't leave Kenauk Nature without trying the axe throw and the climbing wall. On the way home, stop at Snack et délices in Montebello, a snack bar that serves veggie burgers and homemade condiments.
1000 Kenauk Rd.
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0

Kenauk Nature offers the opportunity to try new and exciting activities that will reconnect you with yourself, your loved ones and nature. Summer favorites are the fly fishing school, mountain bike, stand up paddle board, climbing wall, canoe, kayak, rabaska, clay shooting and hiking. Various winter activities will enhance your stay: dog sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice climbing and ice fishing.

40.5 km
End your day snuggled under the duvet at the Gil-Ann B&B or at the Auberge Petite Nation. The next day you will have the choice. Air Eau Bois, Réserve Papineau-Labelle, or Centre touristique du Lac-Simon.
1216 Principale St.
Duhamel (Québec) J0V 1G0

During the summer season, 33 cabins are nestled in the shade of a cedar and deciduous forest. A private road leads to the cabins. Each sleeps 5 or 6 people (2 or 3 bedrooms) and they are all fully equipped. A propane barbecue is provided. Free wireless Internet. You’ll need to bring your own linens. During the winter season, our 17 cabins for up to 6 people are fully equipped with a nice view of lake Simon. Snowshoes and ice fishing equipment are provided.

98 km
At the Outdoor centre, try the brand new cabins!
32 Base de Plein Air Rd.
Denholm (Québec) J8N 9P6

Air-Eau-Bois is a unique outdoor centre an hour north of Gatineau–Ottawa. Its many programs and services include more than 15 km of hiking, snowshoeing and back-country ski trails; accommodation and catering service by reservation; and outdoor equipment rental (canoes, kayaks, snowshoes, cross-country skis, Hok skis and camping equipment).

84 km
You’ll be surprised by the abundance of wildlife. Head to Lac Lanthier where you can spy ducks, moose and white-tailed deer from an observation tower. You can also take advantage of your visit to do some otter, wild turkey and beaver watching.
Réserve faunique de Papineau-Labelle

The Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve offers an exceptional setting for cross-country skiing, with more than 100 km of marked beginner and intermediate trails. Spend the night in a trailside shelter (reservations required). In summer, enjoy the fine sand beaches and calm lakes where you can set out in your canoe, kayak or pedal boat. The lakeside log cabins are quite remote—some are even on their own island. Peace and quiet guaranteed!

Other attractions

Activités nautiques

Association motoneigistes Vallée de la Nation

Association Quad - Région Outaouais 07

Attrapez des muskies géants

Auberge Couleurs de France

Auberge du lac-Commandant

Auberge et Club de golf Héritage

Camping Au Petit Lac Simon

Camping Lac Écho

Camping Parc national de Plaisance


Camping Saint-André-Avellin

Canadian Ski Marathon

Club de Chasse et de Pêche de Ripon Inc.

Club de golf Montpellier Lac-Simon

Club de golf Thurso

Cross-country skiing at Fairmont Le Château Montebello

Descente en tube de la rivière Petite Nation

École de conduite Land Rover Experience Montebello

Fairmont Le Château Montebello

Piste cyclable familiale

Rallye Défi

Rendez-vous touristique en Petite Nation

Réserve faunique de Papineau-Labelle

Route des Zingues


Sentier Allons au bois

Sentier Iroquois

Sentiers pédestres

Tanwen Pack