Domaine Le Sanctuaire des Lacs is one of the rare places in the
Laurentians where there has been almost no development for the last
fifteen years. This unspoiled land is now the location of a new
development project that adheres to the principals of environmental
preservation in order to safeguard diversity and natural beauty.
It is up to each of the landowners to make sure that the environmental
equilibrium is maintained. Preserving wildlife of the territory
for future generations was the driving force behind the creation
of the “Association du Territoire des Lacs Inc.”
territory includes eight untouched lakes of various sizes. The lake
water is a priceless resource that has not been subjected to the
same over-exploitation as many other lakes in Quebec. One thus finds
a healthy lake ecosystem with indigenous species of lake trout
and speckled trout among many others.
These crystal-clear lakes’ principal source of water originates
from a network of local marshes. Thanks to these marshes, the water
quality of the entire basin is exceptional.
enjoyment of recreational fishing is available to residents and
guests. As long as fishing quotas are respected, recreational fishing
is tolerated. [picture of Michel with trout] This privilege comes
with some responsibility. For example those fishing are encouraged
to release small catches back into the water. Throughout the region,
it is forbidden to use live fish bait and it is strongly recommended
that hooks be trimmed in such a way as to facilitate the safe release
of fish back into the water.
Most animals and birds normally found in Quebec’s mixed forests
can be observed in the Sanctuary’s forests. Glimpses of Virginia
deer, moose, grouse, herons, hares and foxes are frequent.
The enduring preservation of such a beautiful environment depends
heavily on whether the human inhabitants care that it will be carefully
preserved for future generations.
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