Parc national des Grands-Jardins


In the early 20th century, this area was already known for its incredible fishing opportunities. Visitors were struck by the carpets of ground lichen and the exceptional Arctic vegetation at this latitude. They thus named it the Grands-Jardins-the Great Gardens. Today, Parc national des Grands-Jardins is still visited by anglers and also by hikers, campers, and vacationers. It has the privilege of forming one of the core zones of the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve, a status granted to the region by UNESCO.

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Make your camping season last!

Most camping areas in our national parks are open until Thanksgiving. What a joy for nature lovers! Chilly nights give you pause? You’ll be glad to learn that our completely furnished Huttopia tents come equipped with space heating.

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Fall getaway with a cabin stay

Discover our comfortable, fully‑equipped cabins in all four corners of Québec. You’ll appreciate your days in nature’s calming embrace and your evenings around a warm wood stove. A great way to enjoy the season of colors! It's also possible to book your cabin stay for fall and winter 2016-2017.

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Over 200 hiking trails

What a great way to fill your fall days! Meet up at a national park near you where you can hit the trails, walk through the leaves, breathe in some fresh air, and admire the fall colours. From family‑friendly trails to mountain challenges, you’ll discover unique natural environments and come back fully under their spell.

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Book your via ferrata adventure

Are you ready for a high-flying experience that can’t be beat? You can now reserve your own space on one of our via ferrata circuits for 2015 season!

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Annual Parcs Québec Network Card

Your pass for our protected areas. Enjoy an unlimited acces to the 24 Québec’s national parks for a period of 12 months! Details

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Extend Your Fishing Trip

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


Closure of the Thomas-Fortin Visitors Centre

Please note that the Thomas-Fortin Visitors Centre (km 31 Route 381) is closed. Temporary signs and signals have been installed to facilitate traffic to Mont-du-lac-des-Cygnes Visitors Centre (km 21 Route 381).

Don't move firewood

A single piece of firewood can destroy millions of trees. Invasive insects and diseases can hide inside it. Buy it locally. Burn it on site. Find out more