Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier


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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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Camp Mercier: discount on cabins this winter

Stay just steps away from the cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails and enjoy a 30% discount on the Pécan and Lac-à-Noël cabins (4 people) at Camp Mercier, and the Devlin cabins at Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier. Valid for stays from Sunday to Thursday, from March 19 to April 9, 2017. Certain conditions apply.

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Camping: plan your summer!

You can now book your camping stay at Sépaq for summer 2017. Choose your favorite place among 7,000 campsites throughout Quebec, set up your tent and get ready to dream! Book

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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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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! Details

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Adopt an Animal - Fonds Parcs Québec program

The funds raised through this program will be used to support conservation projects aimed at promoting the preservation of these and several other species, including some endangered species. A symbolic adoption that makes a real difference! Details

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A bird’s eye view of the park thanks to GoHélico

Why not visit Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier from ‘way up in the sky? Climb aboard a luxurious GoHélico helicopter and let yourself be seduced by the beauty of the land.  For more information


Winter period: Chemin du Parc-National accessible as far as the Discovery and Visitors Centre (km 10)

Please note that during the winter season, Chemin du Parc-National is only accessible as far as the Discovery and Visitors Centre (km 10).

La Tourbière, L'Éperon, Le Draveur Sud, Les Cascades, Les Coulées et L'Aperçu trails remain accessible during this period. As for the other trails, you will need to factor in an approach walk when calculating the length of your hike.

For more information, you can contact us any day of the week, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., at 418-848-3169.

Don't move firewood

A single piece of firewood can destroy millions of trees. Invasive insects and diseases can hide inside it. Buy it locally. Burn it on site. Find out more


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