Kenauk Institute

A non-profit research organization has been created at Kenauk! Kenauk is an ideal location for a research institute because of it’s uniqueness as a pristine watershed and a wildlife corridor. With over 60 lakes and a myriad of flora and fauna species, the property of Kenauk has endless possibilities for research and conservation.

The mission of The Kenauk Institute is to support, coordinate and supervise scientific research, create environmental education programs, and connect Kenauk with the broader community. The vision is to establish a baseline inventory of biodiversity and monitor the property with a 100 year time horizon. With time, Kenauk will become a laboratory for monitoring climate change and human impacts.

Together with our partners at Kenauk Nature and the Nature Conservancy of Canada we can create unique opportunities for conservation through science and education. Our education programs strive to fuel a curiosity and passion for the environment while giving students valuable knowledge and skills.

To learn more or make a donation visit the Kenauk Institute website at

Made in Kenauk

Our role in conservation goes beyond the connection we have with nature. At Kenauk, we support conservation initiatives by creating lasting partnerships with local businesses to ensure that our products are acquired in an ethical and sustainable fashion.

The fish you catch at Kenauk are raised at our very own inshore hatchery: a facility capable of producing over 100,000 fish per year! Our land-based fish hatchery allows Kenauk to recycle water and protect wild populations of fish, ensuring our anglers enjoy a sustainable fishing experience. For more information

Our honey is harvested from 3 distinct colonies of honeybees that exist on the property. These bees are able to source pollen from a blend of local wildflowers, giving Kenauk’s honey its unique and delicious taste.

That same honey also plays an essential role in flavouring Kenauk Ale: a crisp and refreshing beer produced in partnership with the local brewers at Les Brasseurs de Montebello.

Nature Conservancy of Canada

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962, NCC and its partners have helped to conserve 14 million hectares (35 million acres), coast to coast to coast, including close to 48,000 hectares (120,000 acres) in Quebec. To learn more, visit

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and Kenauk Nature have been working together since 2013 to conserve the large, historic Kenauk property. The property is located halfway between Ottawa and Montreal. This collaboration allows for outdoor activities, while documenting the land’s natural wealth more fully and ensuring its protection over the long term.