Born of a union between two continents and two cultures, the Marleau-Likavcanova family shares a special interest in nature and the great outdoors. They are all outdoor and water sport enthusiasts.
During a stay in 2021, we were enchanted by the beauty and the natural wealth of the land.
With the help of the family and several friends, we wanted to revitalize the Kiamika Estate and develop a new range of activities to share this exceptional site and give the chance to recharge in a natural and welcoming environment! Will you be among those who have the opportunity to discover the natural charm of Kiamika?
Domaine Kiamika is part of the history and development of the Upper Laurentians, and that particularly of Kiamika. Over the last century, the Valiquette family established themselves in this region. The road that leads to the region is called Valiquette Road. In addition to the forestry and farming to support the family, Lorenzo Valiquette saw the potential of the site surrounded with its lakes, river, and abundant wildlife. Thus, in 1938, he created the Domaine Kiamika Outfitter, which became very popular over the decades. In the 70s, many families spent their summer vacation there, several of them from the United States. Many loyal customers still remember having met Herman Valiquette, Lorenzo's son, in the 80s and 90s.
The year 2000 was a turning point for the Domaine. Marcel Paris and Manon Demers took the reins for over 15 years. Expansion of the main house, new cottages, and construction of a huge stable, were among some of the couple's milestones, enchanted by the magic of the Domaine since the beginning.
2021 marked the arrival of new key players to revamp the Domaine. Major investments are currently being undertaken, ith the objective to broaden the clientele and diversify the activities to welcome people year round.
This is why Escapade Kiamika will now share the land with Domaine Kiamika Outfitter. What's more, is Escapade Kiamika will oversee the modernization and the development of real estate of current facilities and future buildings to be built The young company will create new trails, offer animation services, and a wide range of activities for outdoor enthusiasts and fans of the great, peaceful, and sublime outdoors! Couples, families, artists and creators will be moved by the beauty of the place and amazed by the abundant wildlife. They will join hunting and fishing enthusiasts who have been keeping this jewel and natural heritage of the Upper Laurentians a secret.
Welcoming, listening, sharing.
of oneself, of others and of nature.
To marvel in delight and take the time to appreciate moments of grace.
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The two founders have been together since 2000 and are parents of two teenagers. Their humanistic values motivate them to get involved in the community and they thrive from their personal and professional achievements. Elena Likavcanova, born in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, is a true citizen of the world. She grew up in Europe and North Africa before immigrating to Canada at the age of 18. As a scientist in microbiology, she will branch out into research to get closer to and help her community. After completing her university studies at the University of Montreal and McGill, she has been working in the health field for over 20 years.
Marc-André Marleau, born on an island in the Suroît, pursued university studies in administration, group facilitation and communication. He also completed a graduate program in change management at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO). Marc-André is an entrepreneur at heart. Before launching the revival of the Domaine Kiamika outfitter and the creation of the Escapade Kiamika resort, he had founded and directed Liaisons Internationales, a company specialized in event organization. It has organized hundreds of events (congresses, summits, conferences) that have brought together tens of thousands of participants across the country.