Chalet Rental

Q: What are the accommodation options at Kenauk Nature?

A: We offer our guests a range of luxurious chalets, each with its own unique charm and features. From cozy one-bedroom chalets to spacious multi-bedroom lodges, there’s something for every group size and preference.

Q: How many people can sleep in the chalets?

A: As each chalet is unique, the best way to find out how many people can sleep is to check the chalets page. Each chalet page presents the number of beds, the layout of the rooms and the sleeping capacity. They can accommodate up to 19 people.

Q: Do the chalets have electricity?

A: All cabins are off-grid and powered by solar panels and propane. Most cabins in the Heritage and Classic series do not have electrical outlets. The Deluxe chalets are equipped with electrical outlets, however, the systems only support small electrical devices (ideal for recharging your electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets and computers).

Q: What activities can we do while staying in the cabin?

A: In the summer, you have access to the Poisson Blanc activity center where you can enjoy the sandy beach and use the canoes, kayaks and simple paddle boards. Various hiking trails of all levels are also accessible. For an additional fee, you can experience our outdoor climbing tower or clay pigeon shooting course.
In winter, several kilometers of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails are available for lovers of these sports. Some chalets even offer the possibility of ice fishing, ask the staff when you book your stay. In closing, your stay would not be complete without experiencing a dog sled ride in our magnificent forests, reserve your place in advance, fees apply.

Q: What equipment is in my chalet?

A: All our cabins are equipped with a full kitchen, including all basic cooking accessories, utensils, pots and pans, an oven, a fridge and freezer, a filter coffee machine, as well as a barbecue and condiments such as salt, pepper, vegetable oil and white vinegar. Some chalets also have additional equipment such as a dishwasher and the possibility of renting the WIFI network for an additional fee. There are no microwaves in any of the chalets. Chalets are equipped with a canoe and 2 kayaks. Bedding, bath towels are also included.

Q: How can I make a reservation?

A: You can book your cabin stay directly on our website or by calling our reservations team at 1-800-567-6845. We recommend that you book well in advance, especially in high season.

Q: Can we bring our dog?

A: Dogs are welcome in most of our cabins, with the exception of Makwa and Wilson. A charge of $35 per night applies. Your dog on a leash can also accompany you on the hiking trails.

Q: What is the arrival and departure time of the chalet?

A: Check-in time for cabin stays is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m. Ask Kenauk staff about the options for early arrival or late departure.

Q: Are the roads passable by any type of vehicle?

A: Most of the paths are passable for any type of vehicle, with some exceptions. Find out when you make your reservation.

Q: Is there a place on site to get food?

A: There is no place on Kenauk Nature territory where you can get food. You will have to go to the village of Montebello located 10km from our reception office.
Plan ahead and take advantage of the meal service from the Comptoir-Épicerie Signé Toqué; your order of prepared meals will be delivered directly to your chalet!

Q: Are there charging stations for electric vehicles?

A: A type 2 charging station is available at the Center du Poisson Blanc, others are to come!

Q: Can I get my fishing license on site?

A: Please obtain your provincial fishing license prior to your arrival at Kenauk Nature. Follow this link to purchase it online:

Q: Is it possible to rent fishing equipment?

A: It is quite possible to rent a fishing rod for your stay, depending on the availability of equipment. We invite you to reserve your equipment in advance. We also have a shop where you can buy lures and earthworms.

Q: Can we bring our own boats, paddle boards or inflatable water toys?

A: It is not possible to bring boats, kayaks, paddle boards, inflatable water toys or personal electric motors onto our water bodies in order to protect them from invasive alien species.

Q: Is the water in the chalet safe to drink?

A: The water in our cabins is unfiltered but drinkable. The only exception is for Cedar chalet where the water is not drinkable, so you must plan to bring a reserve for your consumption.

Q: Can we have visitors at the chalet for the day only?

A: It is quite possible for you to receive visitors at your chalet for the day only, but you must announce your visitors to the reception staff in advance. Fees will apply.

Q: What lures should we use for good fishing success?

A: Here are some safe bets: “Standard Flashages”, “Toronto Wobbler”, “William Wobbler”, “Rapala” 2 to 2.5 inches, sinking or floating, or simply a #2, 4 and 6 hook, rigged French with a 16 inch leader at 4-6 feet of mono filament with a worm (sold at the reception). Selections of flies are also available in store.
Our lakes are stocked to ensure good quality fishing, do not hesitate to speak to our experts to help you adapt to the conditions of the moment! Consider scheduling a fishing lesson or guided fishing with one of our certified instructors during your stay to learn more.

Daily activities

Q: Can I come for the day or do I have to rent a chalet?

A: You can come and do day activities on Kenauk territory, whether it’s hiking, skeet shooting, rock climbing or renting a canoe or kayak to explore the White Fish Lake. You can also come and fish for the day, without renting a chalet. Ask the reception staff for prices and availability.

Q: Is the skeet shooting activity available year-round?

A: Yes! The activity is available even in winter!

Q: What outdoor activities are offered at Kenauk Nature?

A: There is no shortage of activities in our private nature reserve! In the summer, visitors can indulge in fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, bird watching, and more. We also offer guided tours and experiences led by our specialized staff.

Discover our fly fishing school by opting for a fly fishing lesson adapted to your level, or for guided fishing with one of our experienced instructors.

Kenauk Nature also offers a variety of winter activities, including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice fishing. Most of our cabins are also equipped with wood stoves or fireplaces, making them the perfect retreat after a day of winter adventures.

Q: Can I bring my own equipment for outdoor activities?

A: You can bring your equipment for outdoor activities with the exception of aquatic activities. This is because aquatic invasive species can cling to your gear and spread to a new body of water, which is why we do not allow any watercraft, electric motors, paddleboards or personal inflatable water toys on our lakes. .

Q: For mandatory release lakes, is there a preferred technique to optimize the life expectancy of the fish?

A: Simple measures can extend the lifespan of our species, which is why we adhere to the principles initiated by Keepfishwet Fishing, which aim to minimize exposure of fish to air, eliminate contact with surfaces dry and avoid unnecessary handling. Follow this link for more information on the measures to be applied.


Q: What is the Kenauk Research Institute?

A: 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

Q: How can we contribute to the conservation of Kenauk?

A: Know that by being a client of Kenauk, you contribute in your own way to its conservation, however you can contribute more by making a donation here:

Q: What is the Nature Conservancy of Canada and how does this organization help with the conservation of Kenauk?

A: 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.