Township of Chapleau

All Seasons

Are you looking for the ideal location for wildlife photo tours, canoeing, hiking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, or just about any type of outdoor activity or adventure? We have it waiting for you.

Kayak on the Chapleau River

Chapleau has wonderful opportunities to view and experience nature. We have the provincial parks, wilderness outfitters and places to stay while you explore the great outdoors. 

Chapleau Fishing - We've Covered All the Angles!

Pike Fish in Chapleau

The lakes and rivers in the Chapleau area provide anglers with a variety and abundance of fish. Species include walleye, northern pike, lake trout, splake, yellow perch, whitefish and smallmouth bass.

The best time to fish is in the spring and fall, although any truly dedicated fisherman can be successful throughout the year.

See a list of area lakes and native species.

Before you start out, make sure to obtain a copy of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Fishing Regulations.


Whether you are a nature-lover or sportsman, experienced guides will show you the road less travelled. Guided tours of the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve are available, with emphasis on nature-photography. Chapleau's wilderness outfitters offer guiding services to guests.

See our Business Directory for Guides and Outfitters.



For the hunting enthusiast, the Chapleau area is ideal. Strike out on your own in search of area game, or contact one of the area's outfitters and guide services to show you.

Before you start out, make sure to obtain a copy of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Hunting Regulations.

Parks & Trails

The Michael Levesque Trails are great for hiking in the Summer and Fall and snowshoeing during the Winter. Find them on the Map hereCalf Moose

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Chapleau is the gateway to Missinaibi Provincial Park which offers campsites, boat rentals, canoe routes, hiking trails, and much more. For more information, please go to

Wakami Provincial Park and Ivanhoe Provincial Park are also nearby. Plan a stay in Canada's Boreal forest today!