Still water fly fishing clinic with Phil Rowley – 2nd Edition

May 28 & 29- 30th, 2021 at Kenauk Nature Montebello, QC

Gaspe Fly Co. and Kenauk Nature are teaming up again this year to bring Phil Rowley, a published and world renown angler, for a weekend of Stillwater fly fishing clinics.  The event will be hosted at Chalet Papineau and fishing sessions will be held on Mills Lake for rainbow trout.

Here is a list of the topics covered during the weekend clinic:

  • Fly selection
  • Leader and gear selection
  • Understanding fly line options for lakes
  • Presentation techniques, including retrieves
  • Boat management and positioning
  • Entomology
  • Personalized instruction
  • Daily seminars / round table debrief sessions
  • And much, much more

Weekend Clinic Schedule

Dinner (meet & greet)
Orientation session and gear set up: review the weekend’s agenda, fishing sessions and preparation

Morning seminar (strike indicator techniques and sinking line tactics)
Stillwater presentation at the lake (casting, retrieves and other presentation tips)
Round table debrief

Morning seminar (how to approach a new lake)
Fishing session
Post fishing debrief (at lake or back at lodge over cocktails)

We will be able to offer some lodging pending Covid-19 restrictions at $99.00/night per person.  More details to come.


May 28th, 2021: V.I.P day $300.00/pers +tax
May 29th & 30th, 2021 weekend clinic: $399.00/pers +tax

A draw will be held on the Sunday with participation gifts

Equipment to bring (if you have it):

  • Fly rod & reel (4wt – 6wt)
  • Fly lines (type 3-5 sinking lines preferably or sinking tips)
  • Leader material (nothing under 6x)
  • Fishing will be done in boats, no need to bring full waders

If you do not have some of that equipment, no need to run to your fly shop to get it (unless you want to), we’ll have some on hand that you can use.  And “What about the flies?” you say. We’ll have a selection of flies that will be available for purchase along with other accessories essential to maximize your odds of catching fish!

Winter like never before!

Kenauk Nature offers year round chalet accommodations in the most beautiful settings. Our chalets are secluded on private lakes or rivers allowing you to fully disconnect in total privacy.

Escape the city for a memorable stay in the Canadian wilderness:
– Five star accommodations
– Various activities to spice up your time on the property: ice fishing, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, skating and many more.
– Catering services by Beaumont, Signé Toqué!

You deserve to experience winter like never before and that starts when you step foot on our 65 000 acre private nature reserve.


Outdoor activities in nature

It’s time to get moving! Kenauk is pleased to announce that our activities are now open! Challenge yourself by ascending our new climbing wall or experience nature and explore our hiking trails. Join us this summer and choose from an incredible selection of activities to create your own unique moment. For more info, visit our website at

  • Climbing
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing – Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Clay shooting
  • Fly fishing lessons

Wildlife of Kenauk Nature

Why did the turtles cross the road? To lay their eggs!

Did you know that Kenauk is home to 3 distinct turtle species? Many of these turtles prefer to lay their eggs in the soft sand beside our roads, so keep an eye out and you might be lucky enough to see one! You can do your part in conservation by giving these turtles lots of space to take care of their business. That way, the turtles can safely lay their eggs and our guests will be able to enjoy their presence for years and years to come.

Nature is waiting for you

Dear guests and friends,

Good news! Starting on June 15th, it will be possible for us to receive groups in our chalets that are; mixed groups of 10 people or less, from three households or less.

In the meantime, you can plan your vacation by contacting a member of our team at  Use our virtual tours to discover the chalet that’s perfect for you!

The Kenauk Nature team

New Chalets!

Kenauk Nature has some amazing surprises in store for 2020.

Three new chalets will be added to our Deluxe series. The Boreal, Bent and Baie Noire chalets will be magnificent chalets designed in an environmentally responsible way. With capacities of up to 12 people, these chalets are divided into four bedrooms, each with their own on-suite bathroom.

The main floors will consist of the kitchen, a common area and fireplace, a large gallery overlooking breathtaking views of a lake and two master bedrooms. On the second level, a game room and two family rooms will also overlook the lake.

The first of these new chalets will be ready in February, while the others will be open at the start of the fishing season! Call our reservations team at (819) 423-5573 for more information. Book online here

An Unforgettable Break

Planning spring break is a challenge every year, the goal of making the whole family happy has never been easier than with a stay at Kenauk Nature!

Our high-end chalets will provide you with an incomparable accommodation experience at the heart of nature. The second you arrive to our nature reserve, you will feel how well the territory has been preserved; TRUE nature! Our three series of chalets: Heritage, Classic and Deluxe offer you a range of possibilities to make the whole family happy. Ranging from 1 to 7 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 20 people, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. If adventure calls to you, try our yurt for a winter glamping experience or even our prospector tent as part of a cross-country ski trip.

Here are some activities that will appeal to the whole family:

– Snowshoeing to the Magic School Bus
This is a must for young children. The bus is in the heart of the forest, a short snowshoe hike gives you access to this large canvas, a place where your creativity can flow freely! Graffiti, messages of hope and drawings can be painted with eco-friendly spray paint.

– Get moving at Kenauk Nature
Snowshoe trails, cross-country ski trails, skating and winter hiking are all waiting for you to finally enjoy winter. What could be more pleasant than cross-country skiing on a freshly maintained track network that will feel all but private! There are so many trails to explore on this 65,000 acre nature reserve.

– Ice Fishing for Fresh Trout
The fishing season never needs to end at Kenauk Nature. Book an ice fishing guide and enjoy a truly Canadian experience on a private lake. Keep your catch and eat fresh fish that same evening!

Kenauk Nature is full of unique and active family activities to make this spring break an unforgettable one.

Canadian Ski Marathon 2020 Edition

The Canadian Ski Marathon is North America’s longest and oldest cross-country ski tour. Unlike most ski events, there are no winners or losers in the Canadian Ski Marathon: it is not a race. The event offers something for everyone, regardless of age, endurance or ability. Tourers and families who ski less than the full distance make up about half the participants. Each skier can select his/her own level of challenge and try to achieve it. One can ski as little as 12 km or up to the maximum of 160 km over the weekend.

Kenauk Nature is a proud partner of the CSM for another beautiful edition. Join us on February 7th-8th-10th to experience the marathon.

For more information: Click here for the CSM website

Kenauk Institute Annual Conference

Kenauk Nature is proud to partner with the Kenauk Institute whose mission is to support scientific research and create environmental education programs on the property, all with the goal of long term conservation! At the end of September, we have once again hosted the Kenauk Institute’s annual conference. This is always a great opportunity for researchers and students to share their projects, exchange ideas and marvel at the discoveries found at Kenauk throughout the summer. With dozens of Universities and Conservation Organizations in attendance this is a great time to celebrate the uniqueness of Kenauk, the diversity of research being conducted on the property and a chance to improve our conservation mandates moving forward.

Healthy Holidays: floating sauna and zenitude

This autumn, treat yourself to the benefits of a Finnish sauna… that floats!

A stay at Kenauk Nature is comparable to an experience in a health center or spa, especially if you take the opportunity to rent the floating sauna. With the regular movement of small lapping waves, the relaxation and detoxification of the sauna will take you to new levels of serene. In addition to providing a feeling of total well-being, the sight of the explosive fall colors will make the experience that much more special and will allow you to leave with peace of mind. If you want our opinion: the sunset is a perfect time to try it!

Suggested use of the Kenauk Nature floating sauna:

1. Enjoy the sauna for relaxation, detoxification and softening of the skin, to relieve sore muscles after sustained physical exertion and to soothe mental fatigue, tension and stress. Please note that it is very important to hydrate throughout the detoxification process.

2. Jump into the fresh lake water to stimulate blood circulation, restore muscle flexibility and improve sleep. The alternation of hot and cold is essential to maximize the benefits of the wood sauna. Do not be reluctant to dive!

3. Repeat as many times as you want!

The floating sauna works like a regular sauna, with a wood furnace, the only difference being that it is on a floating barge.

It is delivered to your chalet fully equipped and with detailed instructions. It has a waiting room and an outdoor seating area. With a capacity of 6 people, this sauna is ideal for couples, large groups and families.

The sauna is available only for chalets located on Papineau Lake, which includes Papineau Chalet, Cedar Chalet, Commandant Chalet, Hidden Chalet and FairLight Chalet.