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.
The 5th edition of Québec’s National Parks Day will take place Saturday, September 6, 2014. Enjoy a wide range of special activities in the Parcs Québec network and experience the pleasure of being active in nature. Free admission to the national parks for this event! See the detailed program
Staying at the park this summer? Get 50% off boat rental in the mornings. Simply show your accommodations receipt at the rental centre. Applies to rentals for an hour only. First come, first served! Certain conditions apply. Certain conditions apply.
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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