Kenauk, The Seigniory at Montebello
Fairmont Kenauk is one of North America's largest and longest established private reserves. There are more than 70 lakes and over 65,000 acres of carefully protected wildlife habitat, virtually unchanged since its years as the Papineau Seigniory. An entrance fee applies.
For more information, please call 1 (800) 567 6845 or 819 423 6690.
Whitefish Lake Picnic Area
Whitefish Lake, one of the largest lakes on Fairmont Kenauk with more than 160 acres of clean, clear water has over 2.5 miles (4 km) of wooded shoreline and is easily accessed by canoe (1.9 miles or 3 km) to the Kinonge River. Located on the western shore of the lake and easily accessed by car or bus from Fairmont Le Château Montebello, is a picnic area that offers an ideal setting for family picnics or for corporate barbecues. Picnic tables, barbecues and a dock from which you can boat, canoe or swim are available on-site.
Adjacent to the picnic area is Fairmont Kenauk's private trout hatchery. Families wishing to tour the hatchery will see three different species of trout, including adult fish, weighing up to 10 lbs. You will learn how these fish are spawned, how their eggs hatch into fry and how they are raised first into fingerlings, and finally to adult trout. The hatchery can supply all necessary equipment for those wishing to try their hand at catching a trout, and the staff from Fairmont Le Château Montebello will be happy to prepare the fresh trout for the barbecue.
Montebello Old Train Station
Built in 1931, the Montebello train station now houses a visitor information center and an interpretation center commemorating the railway transportation era in the Petite-Nation region. Open year-round.
For more information, call 819 423 5602.
Take a drive along ten kilometers of roads winding through 1,500 acres full of free-roaming wildlife throughout the seasons: bison, elk, black bear, bighorn sheep, ibex, fallow deer, white-tailed deer, moose, wolves, boars and small native species. Located on Highway 323, the park is located 10 minutes away from Fairmont Le Château Montebello.
For more information, call 819 423 5487 or visit their website.
Parks Canada, Manoir-Papineau National Historic Site
Part of the grounds of Fairmont Le Château Montebello, the site is a unique example of a seigniorial manor (1850) that belonged to Louis-Joseph Papineau, lord of the Petite-Nation. The manor's architecture as well as the domain facilities reflect Louis-Joseph Papineau's culture and personality. The Grain Shed and the Papineau family's Funeral Chapel are open to the public. Guided tours of the historic site are available.