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Rivière Étamamiou

In brief

Étamamiou River

The mouth of the Étamamiou River lies some 110 kilometers east of Natashquan and almost the same distance west of La-Tabatière. The word "aitumamiu" means "which splits in two" or "lake with two discharges" in the Innu language. Together with its tributaries, the river drains a watershed of some 3,000 square kilometers.

The mountainous setting is home to an abundance of wildlife. Hare, grouse, grouse, ptarmigan, caribou, moose, marten, lynx and porcupine can all be seen along the river's banks. The aquatic ecosystem is home to beavers, muskrats, otters, mink and migratory birds.

Salmon migrate up the Étamamiou River for more than 140 kilometers. Five kilometers from its mouth, the Étamamiou inc. outfitter belongs to the Innu community of Unamen Shipu and holds exclusive fishing rights in the river basin. The six pools, where salmon can be admired in full sunlight on a rocky sandy bottom, provide anglers with an authentic and unforgettable fishing experience. Fishing here is mainly by boat, as the river is calm once past the impressive waterfall located downstream, near the camp. Anadromous brook trout are also abundant at the mouth of the river.


River manager

Pourvoirie Étamamiou inc.

North-Shore Duplessis and Anticosti Island

Carte - North-Shore Duplessis and Anticosti Island

Access to the region

Duplessis: The main highway, Route 138, runs along the St-Laurent, crossing a dozen municipalities as far as Natashquan. The northern hinterland, where the towns of Fermont and Scherfferville are located, is accessible by road from Baie-Comeau and by train from Sept-Îles. Finally, the Basse Côte-Nord region can be reached by boat or plane.

Anticosti: accessible by boat or plane.


Nature at its best

Twenty-seven monumental rivers await you in this vast territory, where nature is grandiose, generous and wild, with salmon renowned for their fighting spirit!

This immense territory includes Duplessis and the paradise island of Anticosti.

In Duplessis, as you travel east along the St-Laurent, you can observe the transformation of the landscape: black spruce hills, peat bogs and marshes gradually give way to sparse vegetation. Everywhere, nature reigns supreme, vast and untamed, pleasing in its ruggedness.

The rivers of the Duplessis region are often majestic in their beauty, flowing through deep valleys that almost always lead to small villages clinging to the coast. Near the coast, their waters have the typical color of fossil resin, while on

In Anticosti, in the middle of the Gulf of St-Laurent, the clarity of the river water is striking. In keeping with this wild environment, North Shore salmon are renowned for their fighting spirit.

Image | North-Shore Duplessis and Anticosti Island
Image | North-Shore Duplessis and Anticosti Island
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