Your faithful four-legged friend is welcome to come along when you make a canoe-camping trip in La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve. However, certain conditions must be respected. Please read the following notice issued by Sépaq (Société des établissements du plein air du Québec).
PRESENCE OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS IN WILDLIFE RESERVES
The peace, safety and hygiene of the people who frequent our sixteen (16) wildlife reserves are the key considerations in developing a policy on domestic animals (pets) entering the reserves. Some of these animals can be a disturbance to our users;
we are, however, conscious that this applies only to a small minority. The following is our policy regarding the presence of pets in La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve:
Domestic pets are authorized everywhere with the exception of the following areas:
On lodging sites and in rental units (chalets, rustic camps, refuges, laid-out campsites).
In public buildings on wildlife reserves (reception stations, fishing cabins, community buildings, etc.).
On the maintained campsites of Lac La Vieille and Lac Savary.
On maintained beaches, bathing areas and play areas.
Note: Guide dogs and helper dogs accompanying an unsighted or physically disabled person are permitted without restriction in all buildings and public areas of wildlife reserves.
Where pets are authorized, the following conditions strictly apply:
On a maintained recreational site, a pet must at all times be under the complete control of the person responsible for it. Pets must be attached by a leash of no more than three (3) metres in length or be kept in a cage, enclosure or vehicle suitable for the purpose. Any person responsible for a pet who leaves it tied up or otherwise left unsupervised outside a building or shelter is not considered to be in control of the animal.
Whenever a pet defecates on a maintained site, the person responsible for the animal must pick up the excrement and dispose of it in a proper manner.
The person responsible for a pet must ensure that the pet does not compromise the safety or peace of other users through barking, howling or otherwise.
If the above conditions are not respected, Sépaq may demand that such pet(s) be transported without delay outside the perimeters of the wildlife reserve. If the person responsible for the pet(s) fails to meet this requirement, the privilege of lodging or practicing any restricted activity in the wildlife reserve will be revoked without further notice or compensation.