Named in honour of Captain Jean-Baptiste Chevery, the village is built on a sandy tip of land accessible by boat from Harrington Harbour, by plane from Chevery Airport, and by the Route Blanche (White Trail) in winter. It's the administrative centre for the municipality of Côte-Nord-du-Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent. There is trout fishing on the Nétagamiou and La Croix rivers near the village, and moose can be hunted in season. On the Nétagamiou river, 500 meters from the village, a waterfall offers visitors a relaxing and peaceful setting. A 4 km hiking trail leads along the river from the marina.