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Activities

On the edge of the Manicouagan Crater Lake or at the foot of the Uapishka (Groulx) Mountains, come and discover the prized hallmarks of the Manicouagan backcountry to enjoy a unique immersive experience within the vastness of a territory that blends with the splendour of Nature and the essence of the Innu culture. Whether they lead you to one of the largest meteorite impact craters visible on Earth or to the heart of a mythical forest that was the winter home of the Innu people for thousands of years, our activities are designed for adventurers of every kind in search of awe-inspiring experiences and discoveries. And if you are lucky enough, you may experience a magical night when the sky is draped with a myriad of stars and reveals a spectacular display of northern lights.

Below is an overview of the activities that can be done near Uapishka Station. Many other activities and packages including lodging will be unveiled in early 2022; sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know about our news!

Detailed activities

Are you curious by nature and looking for an authentic adventure on your own, as a couple, with friends or with family? Summer or winter? Or both?

The Uapishka Station is THE destination you are looking for to fully immerse yourself in everything Nitassinan has to offer. With its wide range of activities and varied accommodation offering, the Uapishka Station opens its doors wide to you whether you have reached your destination or are simply passing through.

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Self-guided Kayak Excursion

Self-guided Kayak Excursion

Summer

Self-guided

Beginner

Manicouagan Crater Lake

Beneath your feet is one of the largest meteorite impact craters visible on Earth.

About 3 hrs

Eye of Quebec Tour in a Kayak

Eye of Quebec Tour in a Kayak

Summer, Fall

Independant

Expert

Manicouagan Crater Lake

An excursion not to be missed for seasoned kayakers.

7 to 9 days / 210 km

The Groulx Mountains Crossing

The Groulx Mountains Crossing

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Independant

Expert

Uapishka Mountains

The great crossing is an expert-level adventure in complete autonomy that makes you dive into the massif’s vastness

3 to 4 day / about 44 km

Climbing Mont Harfang

Climbing Mont Harfang

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Self-guided

Intermediate

Uapishka Mountains

Mont Harfang is the most accessible mountain in the Uapishka (Groulx) range, allowing the discovery of the boreal forest to the alpine Arctic tundra on the top

About 5 hrs / loop of 10.5 km

Climbing Mont Jauffret

Climbing Mont Jauffret

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Self-guided

Advanced

Uapishka Mountains

Mont Jauffret allows you to experience the vastness of the Uapishka (Groulx) Mountains with their breathtaking landscapes

About 8 hrs / 14 km (round trip)

Ascension of Mont Provencher

Ascension of Mont Provencher

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Self-guided, Independent

Advanced

Uapishka Mountains

Once at the top, you will be treated to a magnificent view of the eastern part of the Manicouagan Crater Lake and René-Levasseur Island

About 6 hrs / 9.7 km (one-way)

Shoreline Trail

Shoreline Trail

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Self-guided

Beginner

Surroundings of the Station

Surrounded by a carpet of caribou moss, the trail is accessible to the entire family and is without any doubt the ideal pathway for a first hike

About 30 minutes to 2 hours (5 km loop)

Stargazing

Stargazing

Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Independant

Beginner

Surroundings of the Station

Let yourself be enchanted by the immensity of the starry sky, where no light interferes with the twinkling of the stars.

Duration: As long as you want

Fishing on the Manicouagan Crater Lake

Fishing on the Manicouagan Crater Lake

Spring, Summer

Independant

Intermediate

Manicouagan Crater Lake

Far from the tourist influx typical of outfitters in major hubs, you will not return empty-handed during your fishing trip here

Duration: As long as you want

Wade Fishing

Wade Fishing

Spring, Summer

Independant

Beginner

Manicouagan Crater Lake

Reel in some fish on the shores of the Manicouagan Crater Lake near the Station or the campground

Duration: As long as you want

Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP)

Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP)

Spring, Summer

Self-guided

Beginner

Manicouagan Crater Lake

Appreciate both the immensity and the soothing tranquility of the landscapes (self-guided SUP rental available)

2 to 3 hours

Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing

Winter

Independant

Beginner

Manicouagan Crater Lake

Reel in northern pike, grey trout (touladi), landlocked salmon, brook trout, and whitefish

Duration: As long as you want

Snowshoeing on the Manicouagan Crater Lake

Snowshoeing on the Manicouagan Crater Lake

Winter

Independant

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert

Manicouagan Crater Lake

The vast and frozen expanse allows you to snowshoe for hours while enjoying the soothing tranquility of the landscape, a unique northern immersion experience

Duration: As long as you want

Snowkiting

Snowkiting

Winter

Independant

Advanced

Manicouagan Crater Lake

A huge playground of nearly 400 km2 where you can let the wind carry you away

Duration: As long as you want

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling

Winter

Guided

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert

Uapishka Mountains

A true powder paradise, the Uapishka (Groulx) territory is considered by snowmobile enthusiasts as the most beautiful place in Quebec for off-trail snowmobiling

From $675/group (1 guide)

Duration: A day

Our Packages

Set in a unique geographical location at the heart of Nitassinan, the Uapishka Station is the gateway to a world where you can take in all the splendour of the landscapes and the vastness of the territory embraced by the Innu culture.

 

Take advantage of our packages to fully enjoy your stay with complete peace of mind! After a day of activities outdoors and a nice meal, let yourself be lulled by distant echoes as time seems to stand still for you to revel in every moment! Seize the opportunity to indulge in a unique immersive experience.

 

If you are in charge of an organized group (family, friends, colleagues, research team) or represent a travel agency, please contact the sales service at 418 296-8514, Option 4, to obtain a customized offer.

Ilnu-Aitun

Ilnu-Aitun

Inn, Cabin

Summer

2 nights or more

Indigenous people, Station Surroundings, Uapishka Mountains, Manicouagan Crater Lake

Rates may vary

Under a large shaputuan, let Gilbert Hervieux, an elder from Pessamit known as Wabush, or “the hare” tell you about the many facets of his people's way of life through the traditions, legends and stories of his ancestors.

Mountain Tops and Paddle

Mountain Tops and Paddle

Inn, Cabin

Summer, Fall

2 nights or more

Station surroundings, Uapishka Mountains, Manicouagan Crater Lake

Rates may vary

This is definitely the package that will put up quite a show for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy! Whether in the mountains or on the open waters, there is no need to worry about getting lost; download to your smartphone the exclusive trail layouts with network-free access.

Wild about the Groulx Mountains

Wild about the Groulx Mountains

Inn, Cabin

Summer, Fall

2 nights or more

Station surroundings, Uapishka Mountains

Rates may vary

With the Uapishka (Groulx) Mountains package, you can follow the marked trails of the Harfang, Jauffret and Provencher Mountains to amaze in the splendour of the immense crater lake and the other peaks of the mountain range!

The World of Uapishka

The World of Uapishka

Inn, Cabin

Summer, Fall

2 nights or more

Station surroundings

Rates may vary

Available with a stay at the inn (full room and board with three meals) or in a cabin (no meals included), the World of Uapishka package is the perfect opportunity to gradually introduce yourself to the northern environment in which the Station is located.

Overnight Stopover

Overnight Stopover

Inn

Summer, Fall

1 night

Station surroundings

Rates may vary

With the Overnight Stopover package (full room and board - 3 meals), you can make the most of your short stay at the Uapishka Station.

2023 Winter Activities

2023 Winter Activities

Inn, Cabin

Winter

2 nights or more

Station surroundings, Uapishka Mountains, Manicouagan Crater Lake

Rates not available

Packages in preparation for winter 2023: Off-trail snowmobiling with a guide, off-trail skiing or mountain ski touring, snowshoeing, and many more!

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