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.
Enjoy a winter escape into nature in an envrironment that’s perfect for relaxation or adventure. Snow-covered fir trees, outdoor activities, a crackling wood fire…all you need to create a magical atmosphere! Book now!
You can now book your campsite for the summer in one of our 7,400 campsites distributed throughout Sépaq network. On the program: fun, adventure and discovery! A great chance to get close to nature! Plan your stay
You can now book your 2014 stay in a Huttopia tent, Hékipia tent or a tent trailer at the national parks, wildlife reserves and tourist resorts. Families, couples or groups of friends, discover the joys of camping without having to bring your own equipment! Shop >
Book your 2014 fishing holiday with cabin accommodations at one of the hunting and fishing shows and you could win an expense-free stay worth up to a total of $1,500. We are waiting for you! Valid for some exhibitions only. Details and conditions (in French only).
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 >
Try the easiest formula for a short fishing getaway! One-night stays available. All the cabins are available for one night with a minimum of only 2 people. Fish the evening of your arrival and again the next day. 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.
June 21, 2013 - Please note that the Thomas-Fortin Visitors Centre (km 31 Route 381) is closed for the season. Temporary signs and signals have been installed to facilitate traffic to Mont-du-lac-des-Cygnes Visitors Centre (km 21 Route 381).
April 30, 2013 - Due to major construction work, the campground, access to the lake, and the sandy shores of Lac Arthabaska will be closed this year. The construction of a new Discovery and Visitors Centre will start this spring and continue on until late autumn, 2013. The campground will also be completely renovated, with the addition of a new loop of semi-serviced sites and some Huttopia tents. Thank you for your understanding.
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