Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

Improvement works on Chemin du Parc-National Details


Just 30 minutes from Québec City, you’ll fall under the spell of a vast mountainous plateau cut by deep valleys. Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier is host to one of the most beautiful glacial valleys in Québec, the spectacular Vallée de la Jacques-Cartier. The Jacques Cartier River, calm in some places and turbulent in others, has sliced a 550-metre-deep channel into the plateau. A coniferous forest dominates the high plateaus, and deciduous trees people the deep valleys. Here, nature is both inspiring and serene.

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Family Time

Activities for your youngsters, accommodations, and services - discover what this family destination has in store for your vacation! See our detailed fact sheet.

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Sightseeing Run Package

In a canoe or tandem kayak and in the company of a guide, paddle down a succession of calm river sections and a few rapids. Discover the wonders of the natural surroundings and the currents by travelling the heart of the impressive corridor formed by the valley of the Jacques-Cartier River! Details

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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! With the purchase of this card until September 1, 2015, you have a chance to win a stay worth $10,000 at Parcs Nunavik. Details

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Hard to Resist!

Enjoy a 25% discount on the fishing with stay in a cabin package for your trip this summer! Use the promo code "PECHE-25" when booking. Certain conditions apply. Consult the list of participating fishing sectors valid for this offer.

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New Ready-to-Fish Package!

First-time anglers: why not try your hand at fishing thanks to our new Ready-to-Fish package? It includes the loan of fishing gear for brook trout fishing (fishing rod, tackle box and lures), cabin accommodations, boat and fishing right of access. 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


Improvement works on Chemin du Parc-National

Please note that repair work on a few sections of the main paved road, Chemin du Parc-National, is being carried out between the park entrance and the Discovery and Visitors Centre. Work will take place between May 12 and August 1, 2015.

During the work period, traffic on Chemin du Parc-National will not be interrupted.

However, on weekdays, due to a number of work sites along the road, traffic controllers or traffic lights will be needed so as to alternately direct traffic in both directions.  This will extend the trip between the park entrance and the Discovery and Visitors Centre by 20 to 30 minutes.

During weekends, there will be no obstacle on the road to the Discovery and Visitors Centre.

Thank you for your understanding.

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