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Parc national du Bic

Preventive measures against COVID‑19

Certain health and safety measures to combat COVID-19 (coronavirus) have been put in place to ensure the health and safety of staff and customers.

Consult the list of activities and services offered

IMPORTANT! Only those who purchased their daily access rights in advance online or who hold an annual card can access the park. Please note, however, that access to a sector, a trail or an activity could unfortunately be refused if a parking lot is full, or if the maximum capacity established in order to respect social distancing is reached. Arrive early!

Vaccination Passport

The COVID‑19 vaccination passport is mandatory to access certain Sépaq locations and participate in certain activities. The passport is required for everyone aged 13 or over. See all details.

Establishment in "green" zone

This establishment is located in one of the regions designated as "green". Please refer to the additional public health regulations now in place.

Location

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

SectorMontréalQuébecRimouski
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, rental, first aid services, washrooms

Periods: 

  • March 29 to May 20, 2021
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • May 21 to June 3, 2021
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • June 4 to August 21, 2021
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • August 22 to September 19, 2021
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • September 20 to October 11, 2021
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • October 12 to December 16, 2021
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • December 17, 2021, to April 3, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Schedule may change without notice
* This schedule does not include special events.

You can buy 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 Visitors Centre, the Baudry House and the rental centre. During winter, only the Rivière-du-Sud-Ouest entrance is accessible by car. Four parking lots are available in the park: Rivière-du-Sud-Ouest Visitors Centre, Ile-aux-Amours, Baie-des-Cochons and P3 parking lot.

Cap-à-l'Orignal Gatehouse

During the summer season, the gatehouse is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This entrance is closed from 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.

During winter, the Discovery and Visitors Centre is closed.


Services

Boutique Nature

Two shops are located in the park: one at the Rivière-du-Sud-Ouest Visitors Centre and the other at Rioux Farm Discovery and Visitors Centre. You will discover a wide range of souvenir items and clothing. The Rioux Farm Discovery and Visitors Centre shop, in addition to the regular collection, offers local crafts and educational products.

Equipment Rental

  • Bicycle (adult and child*)
  • Fatbike (adult and child*)
  • Snowshoes (adult and child)
  • Crampons (winter)
  • 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).

Services for families

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


Nearby Services

Activities

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

parc.bic@sepaq.com

Important

Regulations

Regulations are in effect in Québec national parks. Before going to a national park, check the main rules and recommendations to better plan your visit. Details

Pets

Since May 17, 2019, dogs are allowed. However, they are only allowed in certain areas. Check out the applicable rules and authorized sites.

Guide dogs and service dogs are allowed everywhere. Other pets are still prohibited in national parks.

Companion Leisure Card (CAL)

Companion Leisure Card (CAL) holders may be accompanied free of charge by one person during a visit in a Québec national park. Find out more

Documentation

Discovery Guide Careful by nature Harbour Seal Action Plan (in French only)

Map Library

Winter Activities

Camping and accommodations

Complementary tool: Avenza Maps

The mobile app allows you to geotag your location on our territory maps. To read one of our maps using Avenza Maps, download the maps from the Avenza Maps mapstore.

Several other maps of Sépaq (including lake maps) are accessible via the mapstore of Avenza Maps. You can access the maps directly in the application or via their website.

Partners

Aventures Archipel
http://www.aventuresarchipel.com


External Links

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

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