The river

This important river is fed by the waters of several major tributaries and has its source in the Chic-Chocs mountain range located in the heart of the Gaspésie. The incredible freshness and clarity of the waters of the Bonaventure River have earned it its Indigenous name (Wagamet: clear waters). This jewel is internationally renowned and legendary because it is among the best rivers for salmon fishing in the North Atlantic. A stay on the Bonaventure will enable you to discover a river recognized for the beauty of its landscapes and natural environment.

The Association des pêcheurs sportifs de la Bonaventure Inc. (Manager of the Bonaventure River ZEC) provides sport fishermen with:

  • 90 salmon pools on 65 km of river
  • 3 open access sectors (without reservation) on 30 km of river
  • 5 limited access sectors (with reservation) on 35 km of river


We also offer several other services:

  • Fly Fishing School
  • Youth summer camp (12 to 14 years old)
  • Introduction to Fly Fishing Day
  • Two campgrounds
  • Rental of “NATURE” tents
  • Freezing of the catch
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