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 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
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 >
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.
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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