Cayamant is a small municipality of 800 inhabitants, located in the Outaouais region, namely, in the Gatineau Valley.

Caymant takes its name from the Cayamant Lake and its meaning in the Algonquin language is Lake with a bay. However, another version says that it means Porcupine’s Lake.

The history of Cayamant goes back to the years 1880 where as forest industry put in exploitation the sector Deposit-of-the Eagle. This building site was accessible by the Picanoc river and, among the forest workers who will take this way, several will install their family on banks of the lake Cayamant.

The village was founded in 1906. Cayamant is the gateway to the Eagle’s forest. This village is particularly known for its hunting, fishing and outdoor activities. Climbers will be marvelled by Nid de l’Aigle and Cayamant peaks, where a network of pedestrian paths has been open.

The points of interest of Lake Cayamant, except for the water stream itself, turns mainly around the outdoor activities, with the presence of the eagles nest, mount Cayamant and the Eagle Forest.

The ZEC Pontiac et the pourvoirie Mer Bleue (hunting and fishing facilities in Quebec) are located here. A few nice restaurants, B&B, bars, a horseback riding ranch (au Ranch du Black) and a boat launch ramp are available here.

The Camping 4 saisons is located on the territory of Cayamant.

To join Cayamant, you need to take the road 105.

Address of Cayamant:

Chemin Lachapelle Lac-Cayamant

J0X 1Y0

Phone: 819 463-3587


Observation Tower on the shores of Cayamant Lake. Photo : Cayamant Web Site

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