Natural Environment

photo by PETER MEILLEUR

René Brunelle Provincial Park’s 3015 hectares of protected land along the shores of Remi Lake is characterised by Boreal Forest and peatland areas typical of the Great Clay Belt.

Boreal Forest
In the park, we can contemplate a typical Boreal Forest characterised by black spruce, white spruce, jack pine, balsam fir, eastern white cedar and tamarack with some white birch and poplars.

Clay Belt
The park is also part of a sub-region called the Clay Belt; a large area of fertile, poorly drained soil that resulted from the drainage of a glacial lake around 10 000 years ago. The Clay Belt contains areas of peatland, which are bogs with thick mosses.  Peatlands are unique ecosystems that take several thousands of years to grow.  They play an important role for the environment, storing water and carbon.