Six destinations for some peace and quiet
Are you looking for the perfect destination to get away from it all? Here are six places scattered across all four corners of Québec, where you can slip away for some well deserved peace and quiet. They’re yours to discover!
Parc national de l’Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé
Located on Québec’s east coast, Parc national de l’Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé is a destination of choice for those looking to escape the major urban centres and enjoy the sea air. Sea excursions, underwater observation, and sea kayaking are activities guaranteed to please those who aren’t afraid to get wet. For history and heritage enthusiasts, the park offers a vast array of discovery activities to inform you about cod fishing as well as the history and way of life of the island’s first inhabitants.
Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata
Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata, located in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, is a destination to consider for nautical activities since the park features three lakes: Grand Lac Touladi, Petit Lac Touladi, and of course Lac Témiscouata. These waterways are the ideal playground for canoeing, kayaking, and rabaska canoeing enthusiasts. It’s even possible to go on a canoe-camping excursion, perfect for getting away from it all. For biking buffs, a new river shuttle allows cyclists to complete a 24-km loop on both sides of Lac Témiscouata. Several other trails are offered in the park so that the whole family can stretch their legs. Discover also the Curious-by-nature trail at Camping du Grand-Lac-Touladi. This 0.7 km circuit set aside for children and their families features six discovery stations, each telling the story of a moment in the history of the territory encompassed by the park.
Réserve faunique de Port-Cartier–Sept-Îles
A paradise for anglers! Magnificent scenery, exceptional fishing together with a high catch limit, pleasant lakes, and a vast territory at your disposal. Réserve faunique de Port-Cartier–Sept-Îles is truly a larger-than-life destination! Located in the beautiful Côte-Nord region and featuring a generous world of nature, this destination is guaranteed to offer sublime moments of unforgettable peace.
Parc national d’Aiguebelle
Located a mere 90 km from the Ontario border, Parc national d’Aiguebelle is the ideal place to discover a vast array of animals in their natural habitat during an unforgettable backcountry expedition. Featuring 30 km of hiking trails, the park is a perfect spot to stretch your legs as you prepare to encounter a number of animal species during fabulous hikes. This Abitibi park also offers nautical activities such as canoeing, sea kayaking, rabaska canoeing, and paddleboarding, for those more into water play.
Parc national du Mont-Mégantic
Located a stone’s throw from the American border, Parc national du Mont-Mégantic offers discovery activities that will impress the whole family and delight amateur astronomers too. Here astronomy is the order of the day! Indeed, the park features the most powerful telescope in eastern North America, in addition to the Popular Observatory, a multimedia facility the likes of which can be found nowhere else in the world. You’ll be sure to return home starry-eyed and with plenty of memories to cherish and share!
Réserve faunique Ashuapmushuan
Hop in your boat and set off on an adventure! Located north of the Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean region, Réserve faunique Ashuapmushuan is a haven of freedom and pure nature where time stands still. Fishing buffs will be thrilled by its lakes, renowned, among other things, for their abundance of yellow walleye. Come autumn, small game hunting attracts true connoisseurs to its forest. We’ll see you soon in this vast kingdom. Prepare to get away from it all!