GENERAL

Can I bring along my dog?

Dogs on leashes are welcome in the Monts Groulx area. However, we recommend being wary of porcupines when with dogs.

When staying at Uapishka Station, dogs are only authorized in prospector’s camps.

How far from Baie-Comeau is Uapishka Station located and is the road paved?

Uapishka Station is located 336 km north ofBaie-Comeau, for a road trip of about 4 1/2 hours.

The road is paved from Baie-Comeau to Manic 5 (Km 214) and from Relais Gabriel (Km 318) to the Station (Km 336).

How far from Fermont is Uapishka Station located and is the road paved?

Uapishka Station is located 250 km south ofFermont, for a road trip of about 4 hours.

The road is paved from Fermont to Mont Wright and from Fire Lake to the Station.

Is gas available at Uapishka Station?

No. We do not sell gas at the Station, but you can fill up at Relais Gabriel located at Km 316.

Is there a convenience store nearby?

A few articles are available at Relais Gabriel located at Km 316, but there is a larger selection at Motel Énergie located at Km 211.

Can I arrive at night?

Yes, you can arrive at night if you have notified us in advance. A $20/person fee will be charged.

Is a cellular network available?

There is no cellular network across the entire sector of Monts Groulx and the Manicouagan Reservoir. However, you will have access to Wi-Fi and telephone service at Uapishka Station.

During your activities outdoors, we recommend using a different communication system (spot, VHF radio, satellite telephone).

Is the Station open year-round?

Uapishka Station is open year-round. However, the restaurant is closed from October 15 to January 15 and from April 1 to May 15.

What kind of fish can be caught in the Manicouagan Reservoir?

Landlocked salmon (ouananiche), pike, lake trout, whitefish and brook trout

When does the Reservoir melt?

The Reservoir usually melts between the last week of May and the first week of June.

SNOWMOBILING

Why does Uapishka Station charge $25 for snowmobiling?

This charge goes to cover the cost of managing our snowmobiling regulation protocol.

The protocol was developed as part of a project to authorize the regulated use of snowmobiles in the Uapishka Biodiversity Reserve where this activity is usually prohibited (800-metre-high summit area).

Why is it mandatory to have a guide when snowmobiling in the Monts Groulx area?

A protocol was developed as part of a project to authorize the regulated use of snowmobiles in the Uapishka Biodiversity Reserve where this activity is usually prohibited (800-metre-high summit area). This project was developed due to the increasing presence of snowmobilers in the Uapishka Biodiversity Reserve and the fact that strict prohibition is quite difficult to enforce. Conflict due to snowmobile use was on the rise and potential impact on mountain plant life and wildlife was to be expected.

It is precisely because of this potential impact that the use of snowmobiles above the 800-metre altitude limit is prohibited by the protocol, the regulatory section of the conservation plan developed by the Uapishka Biodiversity Reserve, unless authorized under the Natural Heritage Conservation Act. The purpose of this regulatory protocol is to raise awareness and encourage snowmobilers to engage in their activity with the utmost respect for the environment and other people.

Are there any fees if I cancel my snowmobiling booking?

The total booking cost must be paid 15 days before arrival. Cancellations must be made 15 days before your arrival date to obtain a full refund of your pre-payment. There are no refunds for cancellations made within the 15-day prescribed period.

Can I change my reservation?

Uapishka Station must be informed of any changes to a check-in or check-out date at least 24 hours before the booked check-in or check-out date. Charges and applicable taxes for the first night’s stay at that day’s rate will apply automatically to any changes made otherwise.

Changes made to the dates of the entire stay will cancel the booking altogether.