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.
Stay in one of 5 new EXP. cabins at Parc national des Grands-Jardins! Have an extraordinary experience in one of these dwellings in the Mont-du-Lac-des-Cygnes sector, near the hiking trails. Details
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 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).
Due to major construction work, the campground, access to the lake, and the sandy shores of Lac Arthabaska will be closed this year. The new Arthabaska Discovery and Visitors Centre, currently under construction, will not accommodate tourists in this area in the summer of 2014. 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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