Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata

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Location

Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata lies on the territory of the RCM of Témiscouata in the Bas-Saint-Laurent tourism region. It is accessible by Route 185.

Area: 175 km2

MontréalQuébecRivière-du-LoupRimouskiEdmundston,
Nouveau-Brunswick
Squatec sector: Petit-Lac-Touladi Visitors Centre 521 km 304 km 97 km 90 km 97 km
St-Juste sector: De la Passerelle Visitors Centre 503 km 281 km 79 km 141 km 65 km
Dégelis sector: Grands-Pins Visitors Centre 519 km 297 km 95 km 134 km 43 km

 

Access and Operating Period

GPS coordinate

  • Petit lac Touladi Visitors Centre (Squatec sector): 47.7901468, -68.756501
  • Anse-à-William Visitors Centre (Squatec sector): 47.696172, -68.843508
  • Passerelle Visitors Centre (Saint-Juste sector): 47.674098, -68.794735
  • Grand lac Touladi Visitors Centre (Saint-Juste sector): 47.715872, -68.738316
  • Grands-Pins Visitors Centre (Dégelis sector): 47.597332, -68.659248

How to Get There

Grand-Lac-Touladi campground (Saint-Juste sector entrance or Squatec sector entrance)

Important: Saint-Juste sector entrance : 9 kilometres are not paved. Squatec sector entrance : 5 kilometres are not paved.

From Québec City (2 options):

  • Option 1 (via Squatec sector entrance): take Autoroute 20 east until Rivière-du-Loup. Continue on Autoroute 85/185 south. Take exit 40, toward Squatec, on Route 232 east. At the Squatec sector entrance, follow the signs for the park; the registration centre is 10 km away.
  • Option 2 (via Saint-Juste sector entrance): in summer, there is a ferry service via exit 29 of Autoroute 85.

From Edmundston, New Brunswick (2 options):

  • Option 1 (via Saint-Juste sector entrance): take Highway 2 west. Continue on Autoroute 85 north. Take exit 12 and follow the signs for Route 295 north. Continue until the village of Lots-Renversés; turn left, toward Saint-Juste-du-Lac. Follow the signs for the park; the registration centre is about 4 km away.

  • Option 2 (via Saint-Juste sector entrance): during summer, there is a seasonal ferry service via exit 29 of Autoroute 85. Important: find out crossing dates and hours beforehand at 418-855-5508.

From Rimouski:

  • Via Squatec sector entrance: take Route 232 west. At the stop sign, turn left toward Squatec. Follow the signs for the park; the registration centre is 10 km away.

Anse-à-William campground (Squatec sector entrance)

Important: Squatec sector entrance 5 kilometres are not paved.

From Québec City:

  • Via Squatec sector entrance): take Autoroute 20 east until Rivière-du-Loup. Continue on Autoroute 85/185 south. Take exit 40, toward Squatec, on Route 232 east. At the Squatec sector entrance, follow the signs for the park; the registration centre is 10 km away.

From Rimouski:

  • Via Squatec sector entrance: take Route 232 west. At the stop sign, turn left toward Squatec. Follow the signs for the park; the registration centre is 10 km away.

From Edmundston, New Brunswick (2 options):

  • Option 1 (via Squatec sector entrance): take Highway 2 west. Continue on Autoroute 85 north. Take exit 40, toward Squatec, on Route 232 east. At the Squatec sector entrance, follow the signs for the park; the registration centre is 10 km away.

  • Option 2 (via Saint-Juste sector entrance): during summer, there is a seasonal ferry service via exit 29 of Autoroute 85. Important: find out crossing dates and hours beforehand at 418-855-5508.

Des Grands-Pins campground (Dégelis sector)

From Québec City:

  • Take Autoroute 20 east until Rivière-du-Loup. Continue on Autoroute 85/185 south. Take exit 14 and follow the signs for Route 295 north. The access road is located between kilometre posts 7 and 8. The park registration centre is 1.5 km away.

From Edmunston, New Brunswick:

  • Take Highway 2 west. Continue on Autoroute 85 north.  Exit 12, follow the signs for Route 295 north. The access road is located between kilometre posts 7 and 8.  The park registration centre is 1.5 km away.

From Rimouski:

  • Take Route 232 west. At the stop sign, turn left onto Route 295 south, which crosses the municipality of Squatec. Continue on this road. The park access road is located between kilometre posts 8 and 7. The park registration centre is 1.5 km away.

Cascades Sutherland Hut (Via national trail - route 232) - summer and fall

From Québec City:

  • Take Highway 20 East to Rivière-du-Loup (200 km). Continue to the right on the Trans-Canada Highway 185/Highway 85 South (60 km). At exit 40, take the ramp to the right toward Squatec. At the first and second stops, turn left toward the 232 East. Follow signs for Squatec. The parking is located on the right between kilometer 51 and 52.

From Rimouski:

  • Take Route 232 West (79 km). At the stop sign, turn right toward Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac. The parking is located on the right between kilometer 51 and 52.

Additional Information

The park is open year-round. To better plan your activities, please note the operating period for the services in each sector.

Squatec Sector

Registration Centre (Petit lac Touladi)

Services: reception and information, entry fee payment, canoe-camping starting point

Periods:

  • June 16 to 22, 2017
    • Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Monday to Thursday: closed
  • June 23 to August 20, 2017
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • August 21 to September 4, 2017
    • Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Monday to Thursday: closed
  • September 5 to October 9, 2017
    • Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Monday to Thursday: closed
  • October 10, 2017, to March 31, 2018
    • closed

Self-registration year-round

Visitors Centre (Petit lac Touladi)

Services: reception and information, entry fee payment, Boutique Nature, small convenience store, first-aid services, washroom facility, picnic area, boat lauch ramp, Wi-Fi access, canoe-camping starting point

Periods:

  • June 23 to August 20, 2017
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • August 21, 2017 to March 31, 2018
    • Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: closed

Discovery and Visitors Centre (Anse à William)

Services: reception and information, Park Path Explorer, registration for activities, hiking trails, Boutique Nature, small convenience store, first-aid services, washroom facility, equipment rental (kayak, bike), playground, picnic area, floating dock, terminal electric charging, water shuttle, Wi-Fi access (only in the building), canoe and kayaking lauch ramp

Periods:

  • June 9 to 22, 2017
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 8 p.m. on Fridays)
  • June 23 to August 20, 2017
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • August 21 to September 4, 2017
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • September 5 to October 9, 2017
    • Friday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Saturday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Self-registration year-round

Saint-Juste Sector

Visitors Centre (de la Passerelle)

Services: reception and information, entry fee payment, Boutique Nature, small convenience store, first-aid services, washroom facility, picnic area, bike rental, hiking trail, cycling path

Periods:

  • Juen 23 to August 20, 2017
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • August 21 to October 9, 2017
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • October 10 to 20, 2017
    • schedule to come
  • October 21, 2017, to March 31, 2018
    • closed

Self-registration year-round

Visitors Centre (Grand-Lac-Touladi)

Services: registration and information, entry-fee payment, Boutique Nature shop, mini convenience store, first aid services, washroom facility, picnic area, playground, nature discovery trail, hiking trails, communal campfire area, community shelter, and canoe, kayak, pedal boat and stand-up paddle board rental

Periods:

  • June 23 to August 20, 2017
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • August 21 to September 10, 2017
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • September 11, 2017 to March 31, 2018
    • closed

Dégelis sector

Visitors Centre (Grands-Pins)

Services: registration and information, entry-fee payment, Boutique Nature shop, mini convenience store, first aid services, washroom facility, picnic area, playground, hiking trail, and canoe, kayak, pedal boat and stand-up paddle board rental

Periods:

  • June 17 to 22, 2017
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • June 23 to August 20, 2017
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • August 21 to September 4, 2017
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • September 5 to 17, 2017
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Self-registration service is available all year round.

Self-registration posts

Pointe-au-sable (via Route 232)

Rang 4 Sud, Saint-Juste-du-Lac (Grande-Baie sector)


Services

Boutique Nature

Whether you want to highlight your trip to Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata or to bring a souvenir home to your loved ones, you’ll find the perfect product at Boutique Nature! A wide range of souvenirs, clothing for adults and children, discovery products for youngsters, and outdoor items are available.

Convenience Store

Before or after an activity, take a moment to quench your thirst and have a snack: nuts, chocolate, beverages, frozen treats and much more! You’ll also find a variety of useful products, such as firewood, fire starter, ice, marshmallow sticks, camping accessories, etc. We invite you to discover some of the local products Témiscouata region.

Equipment Rentals

Types of equipment and rental dates may vary from sector to sector.

  • Canoe
  • Kayak (solo and tandem)
  • Pedal boat
  • Stand up paddle
  • Jupette
  • Paddle
  • Oar
  • Life jacket (adult and children)
  • Boating safety kit
  • Bike (adult and children*)
  • Child trailer for bicycle*

* Subject to availability, equipment for children may be borrowed free of charge (one day rental maximum).

Period: June 9 to October 9, 2017

Services for families

To better plan your activities, please consult our family services.


Universal Access

The following areas offer access to the mobility-impaired:

  • Anse-à-William Discovery and Visitors Centre
  • Petit Lac Touladi Visitors Centre
  • De la Passerelle Visitors Centre
  • Grand-Lac-Touladi Visitors Centre
  • Grands-Pins Visitors Centre
  • Washroom facility in the Anse-à-William, Grand-Lac-Touladi and Grands-Pins campgrounds
  • Multifunctional trail

Nearby Services

About 10 km from the Visitors Centres, you’ll find the following services:

  • Grocery store
  • Convenience store
  • SAQ
  • Pharmacy
  • Gas station
  • Restaurant

Le Petit Témis bike path

Prolong your cycling experience by taking Le Petit Témis bike path. You have two options, either by way of the Royal Shuttle from L’Anse-à-William Discovery and Visitors Centre or via the Corégone ferry. The most popular segment for hikers connects Cabano to Dégelis (28 km one way only), as it runs along Lac Témiscouata the entire time.

Royal Shuttle (aquatic)

From the Cabano sector of Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, this service provides access by water to the park. The shuttle is offered for cyclists and pedestrians by Motel Royal. To take the water shuttle from the park, you must book with Motel Royal by calling 418-854-2307.

N. M. Corégone ferry

Saint-Juste du Lac/Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac (Notre-Dame du Lac sector). The ferry is accessible to all categories of vehicles, as well as to pedestrians and bikes. The average crossing time is 15 minutes. No booking is required, but passenger buses are encouraged to reserve in advance. For rates and schedules, call 418-940-1001 or visit traversedutemiscouata.com


Contact Information

Mailing address:
400, chemin de la Vieille-Route
P.O. Box 28
Squatec (Québec)  G0L 4H0

Telephone : 418 855-5508

Fax : 418 855-5511

parc.lac-temiscouata@sepaq.com

Important

Regulations

Regulations are in effect in the Parcs Québec network. Before going to a national park, check the main rules and recommendations to better plan your visit. Details (in French only)

Domestic animals

Dogs and other domestic animals are not allowed in national parks, with the exception of guide dogs and service dogs. Condition and regulation

Documentation

Visitor's Guide Careful by nature Discovery activities calendar

Fishing

Fishing Results, 2016 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2015 Season (in French only)

Map Library

Summer activities

Camping and accommodations

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External Links

Tourisme Témiscouata Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent

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