Parc national du Bic


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Open in the winter


Parc national du Bic is located in the Bas-Saint-Laurent tourism region. All of the park entrances are off Route 132 between the municipalities of Saint-Fabien and Rimouski (Le Bic district).

  • The Rivière-du-Sud-Ouest entrance is the park's main entrance. It is the park's only entrance in the winter.
  • There is also waterway access via the boat basin.

Area: 33.2 km2

Rivière-du-Sud-Ouest 514 km 292 km 21 km


Access and Operating Period

Get directions

Provincial highway 132, then take the entrance to the Rivière-du-Sud-Ouest (camping not accessible via the entry Cap-à-l'Orignal).

Additional Information

The park is open year-round. To better plan your activities, please note the periods during which services are available in each sector. Operating hours vary depending on the time of year. Find out more from the park.

Rivière-du-Sud-Ouest Visitors Centre

Services: reception and information, Boutique Nature, convenience store, accommodatio registration, rental, first aid services, washrooms


  • October 28 to December 17, 2017
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • December 21, 2017 to January 8, 2018
    • Monday to Thursday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • January 11 to February 5, 2018
    • Monday and Thursday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • February 8 to April 2, 2018
    • Monday to Thursday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • April 7 to May 6, 2018
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Outside these opening hours, you can buy and print your daily access online before you leave. You can also use the positions of self-perception at the park by depositing the correct amount in the envelope provided for that purpose.

Rivière-du-Sud-Ouest Gatehouse

Access to the Rivière-du-Sud-Ouest Visitor’s Centre and the Baudry House - In the winter, only the Visitor’s Centre and Île-aux-Amours parking lots are open. The road is closed from the first snowfall until the spring thaw.

Cap-à-l'Orignal Gatehouse

This entrance is closed the day after Thanksgiving until the spring thaw. In the summer, a registration station is open. Self-registration year-round.

Discovery and Visitors Centre (Rioux Farm)

This Visitors Centre, located is in the heart of the park, is the perfect place to organize and plan your stay. It houses a Boutique Nature, a convenience store, and an information counter. Don't miss the access to Park Path Explorer with its kiosks and audiovisual presentations.


Boutique Nature

At the Boutique located in the Rivière-du-Sud-Ouest Visitors Centre, you will discover a wide range of souvenir items and clothing. At Boutique Nature on the Discovery and Visitors Centre - Rioux Farm, in addition to the regular collection, you can buy local crafts and educational products.

Equipment Rental

  • Bicycle (adult and child*)
  • Snowshoes (adult and child)
  • Kicksled
  • Sleeping bag (winter)
  • Ground sheet (winter)
  • Child trailer for bicycle*
  • Trailer tow bar for bicycle*

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

Baggage Transport

In the winter, a baggage transport service is available with the rustic shelter Le Rioux. Reservation: 1 800 665-6527. Fees apply.

Food Services

A food counter and vending machines are available at the Discovery and Visitors Centre - Rioux Farm. The campground convenience store is open to park visitors.

La Rose des Thés

Come and sip some tea in this “colonial revival” cottage built by Walter Lyman in the early 1920s. The enchanting decor and magnificent scenery of Cap-à-l’orignal are sure to charm you. The tearoom is on the Chemin-du-Nord trail.

Services for families

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

Nearby Services


Concerts on the Bic Islands

Théâtre du Bic

Bic Golf Club

Accommodations and Restaurant Services

Inns, bed & breakfasts, motels, cafés, snack bars and restaurants are less than 20 km from the park, with many in nearby towns (municipalities of Le Bic and Saint-Fabien).

Universal Access

The following areas offer access to the mobility-impaired:

  • Washroom facilities at Pointe aux Épinettes
  • Campgrounds
  • Certain sections of the trails (accessible with a little help)
  • Discovery and Visitors Centre - Rioux Farm

Contact Information

Mailing address:
3382 Route 132 Ouest
P.O. Box 2066
Rimouski (Québec)  GOL 1BO

Telephone : 418 736-5035

Fax : 418 736-5039



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


Visitor's Guide Careful by nature Harbour Seal Action Plan (in French only) Discovery Activities Calendar

Map Library

Winter Activities

Camping and accommodations

Complementary Tool: Avenza PDF Maps

Please note that a maximum of 3 maps can now be downloaded free of charge with the free version of the Avenza PDF Maps mobile app. You must now pay a yearly fee of $38.99 to download additional Sépaq maps.

The app allows you to geotag your location on our territory maps.

To read one of our maps using Avenza PDF Maps, just copy the map’s URL into the mobile application or open the map (PDF file) on the Sépaq Web site and read it with the mobile app.


Aventures Archipel
Téléphone : 418 731-0114

External Links

QuébecOriginal Camping Québec Destination Saint-Fabien Le Québec maritime Parks Canada Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent Auberge de jeunesse (Hostelling International Canada)

QuébecOriginal (Online reservation)

Sector: Rivière-du-Sud-Ouest Sector: Discovery and Visitors Centre

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