Matagami ECOlodge

Matagami ECOlodge is a lodging facility, nested in a fascinating setting in the heart of a recreational area on the edge of Lake Matagami. Its concept revolves around learning about environmentally responsive lifestyle without sacrificing comfort. ECOlodge operates year round.

Visitors can schedule their activities according to their interests, skills and the length of their stay. Tourists can take course on sea kayaking and paddle their way through Anita Bay and its many tributaries until they reach delightful waterfalls, as well as reach the north shore of Matisse Bay.

They can take one-day mountain biking expedition on former forest roads, as well as hike to the top of Mount Laurier. The Mount Laurier is the perfect natural environment to learn about the region’s distinctive geology and hydrography. Canoe expeditions on Canet River are also offered. This trip along a beautiful snaky route is a great way to become familiar with the Aboriginals’ ancestral means of transportation.

A boat trip on Bell River, upstream the channel rapids, is very interesting. Given its hydrographical geographic features, Bell River has played an important role in the development of the region. Travelers might come across a family of ducks sunbathing on the shoreline or see a flock of great blue herons.

Later, tourists come closer to the Cold Spring Rapids. These rapids are the result of a major depression in level that formed an abrupt slope combined to a large quantity of water flowing down on two separate paths.

A portage trail leads to a beautiful spot just above the rapids. In winter, skiing and snowshoeing on Anita Bay are very pleasant experiences if you appreciate wide open spaces and moderate physical activity. In fact, the immediate vicinity of the ECOlodge offers tens of miles of trails and countless forest areas.

The expedition to the Olga Lake is always scheduled at the end of the stay at the ECOlodge, because the route is far too long to return at dusk. The road cuts across lakes, forests, rivers and former forest roads.

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