Manicouagan Reservoir

Aerial View of Manicouagan Reservoir

Manicouagan Reservoir is one of the world’s most interesting geological features. This huge annular (circular) lake was shaped by a number of factors, earliest of which was an asteroid strike an estimated 211 million years ago which created an impact…

Pipmuacan Reservoir

Springtime on the Saguenay River

Far to the north in Quebec’s vast evergreen forests, Pipmuacan Reservoir performs unseen yet vital service to the customers of Hydro-Quebec. About 90% of the province’s electrical power is generated by hydroelectric, necessitating a way to store and control the…

Gouin Reservoir

Gouin Reservoir Boating

When the directions say ‘turn off the paved road’, you know you’re on your way to Gouin Reservoir. Visitors can drive to the lake, but most opt to fly. Although leisurely driving along gravel roads through forests teeming with wildlife…

Reservoir Cabonga

Reservoir Cabonga Loon

A trip to Cabonga Reservoir in Quebec is the true definition of ‘getting away from it all’. The massive reservoir covers 261 square miles, but only 187 square miles are water. Islands, peninsulas, and slivers of land between different pools…

Lake Megantic

Lac Megantic Sunset

Lake Megantic is little-known outside of eastern Quebec, but its recreational reputation is growing. The 6500-plus acre lake garnered little common awareness after its discovery in 1646 by Father Gabriel Druillettes, except for Benedict Arnold’s use of the lake and…

Lac des Chats

Ottawa River Lighthouse

Lac des Chats is more than a ‘wide spot’ on the Ottawa River. Champlain and other explorers remarked on the abundance of catfish along the waterway, so the lake became known as Lac des Chats, or Lake of the Cats.…

Lake Abitibi

Abitibi Canyon Generating Station

Nearly 250,000 acres of water delight visitors to Lake Abitibi on the Ontario/Quebec border. This huge lake is actually two lake basins connected by a short channel. Located about 600 miles from Montreal and over 200 miles south of James…

Lake Timiskaming

View of Lake Temiskaming from Devils Rock

Large, scenic and inviting, Lake Timiskaming forms part of the border between Ontario and Quebec. A full 68 miles long, Lake Timiskaming is about 5 miles wide at its widest point. However, that width is deceptive; the lake formed in…

Lake Mistassini

Lake Mistassini in Quebec’s James Bay region is the stuff fishing legends are made of. Located 220 miles east of James Bay and over 400 miles north of Montreal, Lake Mistassini is the largest natural lake in Quebec. This is…

Lake Kipawa

Kipawa

Sprawled across one of western Quebec’s most beautiful environments, Lake Kipawa offers nearly 75,000 acres of pristine water stretching into countless coves, arms and bays. This beautiful lake winds among islands, steep limestone cliffs, narrow channels and rocky shorelines covered…

Lac Saint-Jean

Quebec Winter Carnival Ice Palace

Follow Quebec’s Saguenay River to Lake Saint John and you will follow a path carved by time and the impressive power of nature. The two waterways are the premiere features of the Saguenay – Lac-Saint Jean Tourism Region. Located in…

Bark Lake

Warf View

Bark Lake sits among the tree-covered hills of Canada’s Laurentian Mountain region a short 50-mile drive northwest of Montreal and 100 miles northeast of Ottawa. Located in southwestern Quebec, Bark Lake falls within the province’s Laurentides Tourism Region and the…

Lake Massawippi

Lake Massawippi is a 4,448-acre recreational wonderland in southern Quebec near the Vermont border. It has a maximum depth of 281 feet and an average depth of 136 feet, making it one of the deepest lakes in the region. Besides…

Lac Desmarais

St. Francis of Assisi, in the Roman Catholic pantheon of saints, was the patron saint of animals and the environment. It is not surprising then that Lac Desmarais, or Lake Desmarais, was once the private retreat of a group of…