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René Brunelle

René Brunelle Provincial Park


There are no dedicated bike trails in the park - only park roads are available for biking, but just outside the park entrance are the Moonbeam Nature trails that offer kilometers of paved cycling, single track mountain biking and excellent bike riding.


This is an ecological region known as the Boreal Forest, often called the songbird nursery because so many nest here each summer. Many species of birds can be seen and heard throughout the park, even from your campsite. Warblers may be the most colourful and have the prettiest songs, but there are also many types of sparrows, flycatchers, thrushes, finches and woodpeckers. Spruce Grouse and their chicks are sometimes seen crossing park roads – keep and eye out for them and drive slowly!


Launch your boat and enjoy the ample boating opportunities on Remi Lake. A modern boat launch is located just off Provincial Park Road south of the park entrance. The park has docking facilities available for mooring campers’ boats.


There are excellent canoeing opportunities on Remi Lake, especially exploring the park’s undeveloped north shore.

Discovery Program

Join Discovery staff at an Exploration Station during the months of July and August. Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Exploration Station), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature. Be sure to share your observations with park staff! For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.


Fish for Walleye, Northern pike, Small-mouth bass, Lake whitefish and Yellow perch in Remi Lake. Then back on shore, clean your catch at the fish cleaning hut close to the floating docks.


La Vigilance Trail 1.5 km (1hour) easy
Discover this park’s place in the colourful history of northern aviation and the history of Remi Lake as a base for floatplanes in the 1920s, when aviation was in its infancy.

Spruce Lowland Trail 1.6 km (1 hour) easy
This trail offers a great opportunity to explore the Boreal Forest, passing through stands made up of Black Spruce, Balsam Fir, Trembling Aspen or Poplar and White Birch. These are common trees of the Boreal Forest, but the trail also passes through a stand of Black Ash growing in moist and poorly drained soil, which is found at the northern tip of its range and is uncommon here. The trail passes a very old spruce bog, with a range of wetland plants that thrive there, like Sphagnum Moss, Labrador Tea and Tamarack trees.


The four sandy beaches, shallow, clear water and buoyed areas are perfect for family swimming. There are change facilities, a full-size sand volleyball court at the Day Use Area, and a place to play horseshoes.

Winter Activities

René Brunelle is open for day use adventures in Ontario’s far north.

Downhill skiing is the main winter attraction in the park. The ski hill is separate from the main park area, and is access via Ski Hill Road, just west of the town of Moonbeam.

Visit the Municipality of Moonbeam’s webpage for more information about skiing.

Snowshoe trails are maintained. Fat bikes for trail riding are available for rent as well.