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Parc national du Bic

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, accommodation registration, rental, first aid services, washrooms

Periods: 

  • September 24 to October 4, 2018
    • Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Saturday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • October 5 to 8, 2018
    • Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 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 November 11, 2018
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • November 16 to December 16, 2018
    • Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • December 21, 2018 to February 28, 2019*
    • Monday to Thursday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • March 1 to 10, 2019*
    • Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Saturday to Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • March 11 to April 1, 2019
    • Friday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Saturday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • April 5 to 22, 2019
    • Friday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Saturday to Monday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

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 is 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.


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*)
  • 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).

Food Services

A food counter and vending machines are available at the Discovery and Visitors Centre - Rioux Farm. There's also a convenience store at the Rivière-du-Sud-Ouest Visitors Centre.

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

Activities

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

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 (in French only)

Domestic animals

As of May 17, 2019, dogs will be 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.

Documentation

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

Partners

Aventures Archipel
Téléphone : 418 731-0114
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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