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Featured Summer Discovery Activities

Travelers seeking discoveries will be enchanted by the natural settings of our national parks. A number of discovery activities are proposed at the parks, developed specifically to highlight their natural and cultural heritage. The best part of all this? These activities are offered free of charge for youngsters 17 years of age and younger in the company of their family.

Here are some suggestions for summer activities designed to satisfy all those curious folks, regardless of their age.

Stéphane Audet | © Sépaq

Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville

Discover the Grosbois marsh

Experience a rabaska adventure in a habitat brimming with meaning and an environment protected  in perpetuity. As you vibrate to the rhythm of the water, this Zen experience will keep your senses awake and allow you to reconnect with the nature around you! Details (in French only)

Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno

Family matinees

On the first Sunday of each month, from May to October, come and participate in our family matinees. Throughout the seasons, our craft workshops, interactive games, and exciting discoveries will help you unearth the thousand and one facets of nature. Details (in French only)

Parc national du Mont-Tremblant

Naturalist hit parade

Passionate about nature and the great outdoors, our park wardens and naturalists are waiting for you at the Discovery Centre to help you plan your perfect stay. Enjoy this special moment and be sure not to miss a thing during your visit to the park. Details (in French only)

Parc national d’Oka

Kayaking by night

Paddle the calm waters of Lac des Deux-Montagnes in peace at night and suddenly take a fresh look at what surrounds you. A park warden and naturalist will be happy to help you discover this enchanting environment. Details (in French only)

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

Under the giant rocks

Be among the lucky ones who get to visit rock shelters with a park warden and naturalist. Let yourself be guided through unusual passages made up of immense boulders covered with a thousand shades of moss carpets. A striking and lush environment, but also a very fragile habitat that we simply have to protect. Details (in French only)

Parc national du Mont-Tremblant
Parc national du Mont-Tremblant Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq
Parc national d'Oka
Parc national d'Oka Sébastien Larose | © Sépaq
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier Stéphane Audet | © Sépaq
Parc national du Mont-Mégantic
Parc national du Mont-Mégantic Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq

Parc national de la Yamaska

Noémia

This unique Sépaq outing will remain an integral part of your inner adventurer. Paddling your illuminated board in the darkness, rocked by the gentle movement of the current, you’ll discover the park's nocturnal landscapes. Let the guide reveal sweet legends about the flora and fauna. Back on shore, there’ll be snacks, a chat around the fire, and plenty of fun! Details (in French only)

Parc national du Mont-Mégantic

Daytime astronomy activity

Daytime astronomy activity
At the heart of the world’s first International Dark Sky Reserve, the park offers a vast array of astronomy activities. The ideal enriching experience! Discover new activities during your daytime visit to ASTROLab, including the film Émergence: l’évolution cosmique, a 4K projection and virtual reality experience in the solar system! Continue your visit to the peak of Mont-Mégantic, where you’ll discover the Observatory, a mecca for astronomical research. Details (in French only)

Parc national du Mont-Orford

Étang-Fer-de-Lance trail

A pleasant stroll in a maple grove that will take you to an observation deck offering a magnificent panoramic view of Étang Fer-de-Lance and the Mont-Orford mountain range. Along the trail, you can check out 12 discovery panels to learn more about these fascinating living environments. Details (in French only)

Parc national de Plaisance

The turtle with the hooked beak!

Since the snapping turtle is the new animal emblem of Parc national de Plaisance, a talk in its honour has been organized to introduce you to this great predator of our waters. Details (in French only)

Parc national de Frontenac

Guided hike at La Tourbière peat bog

The peat bog of Saint-Daniel sector is one of the few intact areas of its kind in southern Québec. It’s home to carnivorous plants and several rare orchids. La tourbière trail is built on boardwalks, and there are two observation towers for people to discover this fascinating place, where surprising flora and fauna thrive and the history of the glacial climate of days long past is plain for all to see! Details (in French only)

Parc national de Frontenac
Parc national de Frontenac Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq
Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata
Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata Mathieu Dupuis | © Sépaq
Parc national de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé
Parc national de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé - Buccaneer Duval rally Corentin Chaillon | © Sépaq
Parc national d'Aiguebelle
Parc national d'Aiguebelle Mathieu Dupuis | © Sépaq

Parc national du Bic

Our coastline…up close and personal 

The whole family is invited to Anse à Wilson beach to discover the coastline and its intriguing organisms, capable of living half their lives submerged by the sea and the other half in the open air. A park warden and naturalist will be on hand to help you become true apprentice sea researchers and make ultra impressive discoveries. Details (in French only)

Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata

A strange discovery

Discover clues and buried objects, ask the right questions, pass your tests, and you may very well unearth the mystery surrounding a strange discovery. This simulated excavation activity is ideal for families who cannot participate in archaeological excavations or for those who want to understand more about how an archaeologist deciphers an archaeological site once the excavation is completed. Details (in French only)

Parc national de l’Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé

Buccaneer Duval rally

An island, a map, a buccaneer – everything you need to discover the treasure. Here's a very exciting discovery-rally, to be completed at your family’s own pace.  The first part takes place on Des Colonies trail, and the second, when returning, on Chemin-du-Roy. Details (in French only)

Parc national d’Aiguebelle

Matissard for an evening

The star excursion of the Abijévis campground, this twilight stroll is an excellent way to surprise the wildlife of the lake in full activity in the company of a park warden and naturalist. Aboard your canoe, let yourself be enchanted by the calm and beauty of the setting and discover the riches of this clay lake. Details (in French only)

Parc national de Miguasha

Calling all fossil hunters!

The fossil hunt is open! A visit to the sandbox is an opportunity for the little ones and their parents to burrow away and try to discover the fossil fish casts buried there. Take up your shovels and trowels and dig! Details (in French only)

Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon

Nature rally

Take part in our GPS-guided nature rally along the park's bike path (6 km section). This activity is a stimulating educational game for the whole family that will enrich your discovery of Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon. Your participation will allow you to enter a contest with the chance to win a prize. Details (in French only)

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