* It should be noted that the Assinica Wildlife Sanctuary is currently managed by the Nibiischii Corporation, a mandate granted temporarily by the Cree Nation of Oujé-Bougoumou.


The Assinica Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Nord-du-Québec region, on the James Bay territory.


Access is via Route du Nord, 20 km north of Chibougamau, on Route 167. You can also access the wildlife sanctuary by Route 113 (Oujé-Bougoumou sector). In this case, access rights may be sent to you by e-mail or fax.

Périods :

  • From June 15 to September 3, 2018
    • Rupert Welcoming Office: daily, from 7 am to 5 pm
    • Nibiischii Corporation - Head office: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

*Refer to the DOCUMENTATION section for information guides specific to the different sites and packages offered.



The Assinica Wildlife Sanctuary is part of a large beaver sanctuary for which the Cree are beneficiaries. Some fish species, like whitefish and sturgeon, are reserved for Cree communities.

Catch and possession limits

  • Brook trout: 15 or 2.5 kg (whichever limit is reached first) + 1 trophy trout
  • Lake trout: 3
  • Northern pike: 8
  • Walleye: 8

The lakes Cachisca, Comencho, and Opataca are the most popular ones for walleye fishing. There is a primitive campground in an open area by Lake Cachisca. Elsewhere, primitive camping is permitted on the road right-of-way. There are no services on the site. See the Fishing-Camping package for more details.

Always be sure to put your extra clothing and sleeping bag in watertight containers. Pack a day or two of extra food if you're going out to a remote location. On a campground, don't store food in your tent and especially don't cook in your tent in order to avoid attracting unwanted animals.

June 15 to September 3, 2018

Daily Fishing

Daily Fishing

You must have your personal boat in order to fish in the Assinica Wildlife Sanctuary.

Many water bodies are available. Please contact the sanctuary for more details.

June 1st to September 3, 2018

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