Welcome to the friendliest town in the North. Situated in the heart of the Boreal Forest, near the height of land separating the Atlantic and Arctic Watersheds, a wilderness vacation playground awaits you. Chapleau is known as the gateway to the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve. The Preserve is an area of more than 700,000 hectares, home to wildlife viewing stations and drive-in tourism opportunities.Chapleau was crowned Canada’s Ultimate Fishing Town 2011 by the World Fishing Network. Chapleau has a wide variety of fish species to choose from: northern pike, walleye, smallmouth bass, whitefish, yellow perch and trout. Our hundreds of lakes and rivers can accommodate your preferences if you’re an extreme or inexperienced angler. Shore or boat fishing, remote fly-in or portage fishing, or just a stroll down one of Chapleau’s rivers. We have what you want!