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Parc national du Bic


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, accommodation registration, rental, first aid services, washrooms


  • April 7 to May 6, 2018
    • Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • May 11 to 17, 2018
    • every day, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • May 18 to 20, 2018
    • Friday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • May 21 to June 8, 2018
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • June 9 to 21, 2018
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • June 22 to September 3, 2018
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • September 4 to 23, 2018
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • September 24 to October 4, 2018
    • Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • October 5 to 8, 2018
    • Friday, from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Monday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • October 9 to 14, 2018
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • October 20 to November 4,
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • November 10 to December 2, 2018
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • December 7, 2018 to March 31, 2019
    • 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 1 to May 5, 2019
    • Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 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 Visitors Centre, the Baudry House and the Baudry rental centre. In the winter, only the Visitors 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

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

New: Cap-à-l'Orignal Visitors Centre will be open from June 22 to August 25, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Services: reception and information, fire wood, ice, registration for semi-serviced campsite of Rioux, Tombolo and La Coulée sectors.

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 Québec national parks. 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


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


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)

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