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"Le Chemin des Cantons"
Lake Massawippi

Lake Massawippi (1880)












Ice fishing


Lake Massawippi

Considered one of the ten most beautiful lakes of Quebec and easily accessible from the urban centers, Lake Massawippi, in Abenaki "the big deep lake", has a surface of 18,7 km2 and a perimeter of 38 km. Its length is 14.2 km and its maximum width 1,9 km, the lake reaches its depth at 86 m. It's a paradise for sport fishing: salmon, bass, yellow perch and pike abound. Each year, many fishing tournaments welcome hundreds of fishermen from everywhere.

During the Autumn season, in October and November, the lake is a rest area for the thousands of Canadian geese and white geese. Big heron and ducks may also be observed. The woods that surround the lake abound in Virginia deer, moose, wild turkeys, and beavers. With a little bit of luck you can also observe giant turtles. It is not a coincidence if the lake has been for many centuries a privileged hunting and fishing territory for the First Nations. (see map of Massawippi Valley)

Spill Reporting
Minister of the Environment
You can now follow the level
of the lake at a distance

Living at the water's edge

Cultivating at the water's edge



Protection against zebra musUsels  
Bylaw 2001-001
Concerning prevention of the infestation of zebra mussels.

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Bylaw 2002-06 modifying bylaw no. 2001-001

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Bylaw 2007-02 modifying bylaws no. 2001-001 and 2002-06
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Bylaw 2008-01
Concerning the protection of Lake Massawipi and prevention of the infestation of zebra mussels .

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Bylaw 2008-07 modifying bylaws no. 2008-01
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Marine Security Patrol of MRC Memphremagog

Parc Régional du Lac Massawippiii


Bleu Massawippi (Association de protection du lac Massawippi)



Flock of snowgeese