Activities and perspectives
The establishment of the Oblates on the banks of Métabetchouan River (1845) first contributed to the closing of the trading post near Lake Ashuapmushuan (1851), attracting the families who came there each summer. The opening of the «land road» at the end of the XIXth century made it so that the lake was encircled and also connected to Quebec via Hébertville and the newly created Laurentide Park (1895). These road developments and the creation of the Laurentide Park greatly affected the occupation of the territory by the Montagnais families, but the connections with this river still remain.
To this day, traditional autumn activity takes place within the limits of the Laurentide wildlife reserve, but only a few families still hunt there.