A hiking hotspot, Parc national de la Gaspésie gives visitors access to an extraordinary mountain environment. The Chic-Chocs and McGerrigle Mountains cross the park. Among them, Mont Jacques Cartier is the second highest peak in Québec. The altitude of these mountains deeply influences the climate that moulds the landscape and creates a diversity of species unique to Québec, and even the world. Arctic-alpine plants and tundra landscapes form a habitat for a herd of woodland caribou, the last representatives of this species south of the St. Lawrence.
Starting December 2, 2014, you can book your backpacking stay with hut accommodation for winter 2015-2016. Call 1 800 665-6527 to take advantage of first choice availabilities and reserve your spot.
After 10 years of field research, we are proud to present the first report on the evolution of the ecological integrity for Quebec’s National Parks. Access the entire findings (in French only) of more than 370 surveys carried out through the ecological integrity tracking program.
Are you interested in the conservation and management of the national parks? See the latest edition of the Conservation Bulletin for information on some recent research projects carried out in the Parcs Québec network. Science serving conservation!
Enjoy new advantages on purchase or renewal of your Annual Parcs Québec Network Card: a 10% discount in all Boutique Nature outlets and a free night of camping in the Parcs Québec network. Details and conditions
In the mood for a few more days of fishing? Plan next summer’s fishing trip with cabin accommodations and get 20% off the third and subsequent days. Certain conditions apply. Book >
Make a contribution to the protection and conservation of Parcs Québec network national parks by participating in the Fonds Parcs Québec Adopt an Animal program.
Please note that access to some hiking trails has been changed to protect and preserve the natural environment, in particular that of the woodland caribou herd, the last representatives of this species south of the St. Lawrence River.
See the table of trails to check when the trails are open.
Due to a situation beyond our control resulting in major repairs, Route #16 into the Mont-Jacques-Cartier sector of the park is temporarily closed.
Campers and hikers wishing to enter the Mont-Jacques-Cartier sector must therefore use Route #14, via the Visitors Centre (Mont-Albert sector).
The bus service from Sainte-Anne-des-Monts to the Visitors Centre (Mont-Albert sector) and from the Visitors Centre to the Mont-Jacques-Cartier is still available.
The shuttle service between the Mont-Jacques-Cartier campground and the Mont-Jacques-Cartier trail remains in operation.
We are making every effort to correct the situation as quickly as possible. We sincerely regret any inconveniences that this may cause.
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