Information - Parc national de la Gaspésie - National Parks - Sépaq

COVID-19: Preventive measures, visitor's guide, and limited activities and services


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Parc national de la Gaspésie

Closure of the Mont-Albert, Mont-Xalibu and Mont-Jacques-Cartier trails as of September 30 Details

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

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.

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!

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 de la Gaspésie is located in the heart of the Gaspé Peninsula. Route 299 crosses the park from north to south.

Area: 802.2 km2

 

Montréal

Québec

Rimouski

New Richmond

Discovery and Visitors Centre

751 km

529 km

218 km

100 km

 

Access and Operating Period

Get directions

Mont-Albert sector

  • By the north of the Gaspésie: Take Route 132 until Sainte-Anne-des-Monts. Take Route 299 south for 40 km until the discovery and visitors centre.
  • By the south of the Gaspésie: Take Route 132 until New Richmond. Take Route 299 north for 100 km until the discovery and visitors centre.

Lac-Cascapédia Registration Centre

  • By the north of the Gaspésie: Take Route 132 until Sainte-Anne-des-Monts. Take Route 299 south for 22 km. Then take Route 11 (gravel road) for 10 km.
  • By the south of the Gaspésie: Take Route 132 until New Richmond. Take Route 299 north for 116 km. Then take Route 11 (gravel road) for 10 km.

Mont-Jacques-Cartier Registration Centre

  • By the north of the Gaspésie: Take Route 132 until Mont-Sainte-Pierre. Then take Route 2 (gravel road) for 27 km.
  • By the north of the Gaspésie: Take Route 132 until Sainte-Anne-des-Monts. Take Route 299 south for 40 km until the discovery and visitors centre. Take Route 16 (gravel road) for 42 km.
  • By the south of the Gaspésie: Take Route 132 until New Richmond. Take Route 299 north for 100 km until the discovery and visitors centre. Take Route 16 (gravel road) for 42 km.

Additional Information

The park is open year-round. When planning your activities, find out when the services are available for each sector.

Discovery and Visitors Centre - Mont-Albert Sector

Services: reception and information, entry fee payment, camper registration, convenience store counter, sale of ice, firewood and fishing permit, Boutique Nature and outdoor store, equipment rental, picnic area, washroom facilities, first-aid services, interpretation, exhibit room, shower and coin laundry. Certain health and safety measures to protect against COVID-19 have been instituted to ensure the health and safety of staff and guests. Some services may not be offered or may be offered with limited access only. 

Periods:

  • September 7 to October 11, 2021
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • October 12 to December16, 2021
    • closed
  • December 17, 2021, to February 11, 2022
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed on December 25, 2021)
  • February 12 to April 18, 2022
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Self-registration post: year-round

Moutain School - Discovery and Visitors Centre

Services: reception and information, equipment rental

Periods:

  • December 17, 2021, to February 11, 2022
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed on December 25, 2021)
    • closed on December 25, 2020
  • February 12 to April 18, 2022
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lac-Cascapédia Registration Centre

Services: reception and information, entry fee payment, camper registration, basic food items and other products, Boutique Nature, sale of ice, firewood and fishing permit, kayak, canoe, pedal boat, stand up paddle and rowboat rental, washroom facilities, first-aid services. Certain health and safety measures to protect against COVID-19 have been instituted to ensure the health and safety of staff and guests. Some services may not be offered or may be offered with limited access only. 

Periods:

  • June 4 to 17, 2021
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • June 18 to September 6, 2021
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • September 7 to 26, 2021
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mont Jacques-Cartier Registration Centre

Services: reception and information, entry fee payments, camper registration, caribou interpretation kiosk, Boutique Nature, basic food items and other products, sale of firewood, canoe rental, washroom facilities, first-aid services. Certain health and safety measures to protect against COVID-19 have been instituted to ensure the health and safety of staff and guests. Some services may not be offered or may be offered with limited access only. 

Periods:

  • June 23 to September 6, 2021
    • every day, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • September 7 to 30, 2021
    • every day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Universal Access

The following areas offer access to the mobility-impaired:

  • Discovery and Visitors Centre
  • Gîte du Mont-Albert
  • Grande-Fosse lookout

Services

Boutique Nature

A vast array of souvenir items, clothing for adults and children, discovery products for young people, and outdoor articles are offered at Boutique Nature, located at the Discovery and Visitors Centre.

Equipment Rentals

Certain health and safety measures to protect against COVID-19 have been instituted to ensure the health and safety of staff and guests. Some services may not be offered or may be offered with limited access only. 

A variety of outdoor equipment can be rented at the Mountain School, located at the Discovery and Visitors Centre.

* Some equipment rental for children (17 years of age and younger) is offered free of charge, subject to availability (for a maximum of one day).

Nautical equipment is available for rent at the Lac-Cascapédia Registration Centre and canoes are available for rent at the Mont-Jacques-Cartier Registration Centre.

Food Services

You’ll find sandwiches, salads, and other ready-to-eat dishes at the Discovery and Visitors Centre. Gîte du Mont-Albert also offres a food service and lunch boxes for your nature outings.

Transportation Services

Coin laundry

Laundromats available at the the Mont-Albert campground. Bring $1 coins.

Services for families

To better plan your activities, please consult our family services. Certain health and safety measures to protect against COVID-19 have been instituted to ensure the health and safety of staff and guests. Some services may not be offered or may be offered with limited access only. 


Nearby Services

In Sainte-Anne-des-Monts (at 40 km from the Discovery and Visitors Centre):

  • Many types of accommodations: hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts
  • Family restaurant and snack bar
  • Banks and credit unions with automatic teller machines
  • CAA garage
  • Car rental
  • Pharmacies
  • Grocery store
  • Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) (liquor store)

Contact Information

Mailing Adress:
1981 Route du Parc
Sainte-Anne-des-Monts (Québec)  G4V 2E4

Telephone : 418 763-7494

Fax : 418 763-9492

parc.gaspesie@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

Domestic animals

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

Drones

In order to minimize the impact on wildlife and on the customer experience, Sépaq does not allow recreational drone use at the establishments it manages. Find out more

Documentation

Discovery Guide Careful by nature

Fishing

Day Fishing Plan 2021 (in French only) Wade fishing offer 2021 (in French only) Fishing Results, 2020 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2019 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2018 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2017 Season (in French only)

Map Library

Summer Activities

(in French only)

General map of the park - Backpacking

Topographic profile - La Grande traversée trail

Summer backcountry area

KML files

To view the KML files, you must have the Google Earth software on your computer.

Trail - La Chute-Sainte-Anne

Trail - Sentier La Lucarne

Trail - La Saillie

Trail - La Chute-du-Diable

Trail - La Serpentine - Centre de services

Trail - Le Mont-Albert - versant nord

Trail - Le Tour-du-Mont-Albert

Trail - La Serpentine - Ruisseau-Isabelle

Trail - Le Mont-Olivine

Trail - Le Lac-aux-Américains

Trail - Le Mont-Ernest-Laforce

Trail - Le Mont-Jacques-Cartier

Trail - Le Mont-Xalibu

Trail - Le Mont-Joseph-Fortin

Trail - Le Mont-Richardson

Trail - Le Pic-du-Brûlé

Trail - Le Pic-de-l'Aube

Trail - Mont-Jacques-Cartier campground - Discovery and Visitors Centre

Trail - Mont-Saint-Pierre - Rivière Cap-Chat

Trail - Chouette hut - Huard hut

Trail - Huard hut - Lac-Cascapédia campground

Trail - Pluvier hut - Discovery and Visitors Centre

GPX files

The GPX file is a file format importable into a GPS.

Trail - La Chute-Sainte-Anne

Trail - La Lucarne

Trail - La Saillie

Trail - La Chute-du-Diable

Trail - La Serpentine - Centre de services

Trail - Le Mont-Albert - versant nord

Trail - Le Tour-du-Mont-Albert

Trail - La Serpentine - Ruisseau-Isabelle

Trail - Le Mont-Olivine

Trail - Le Lac-aux-Américains

Trail - Le Mont-Ernest-Laforce

Trail - Le Mont-Jacques-Cartier

Trail - Le Mont-Xalibu

Trail - Le Mont-Joseph-Fortin

Trail - Le Mont-Richardson

Trail - Le Pic-du-Brûlé

Trail - Le Pic-de-l'Aube

Trail - Mont-Jacques-Cartier campground - Discovery and Visitors Centre

Trail - Mont-Saint-Pierre - Rivière Cap-Chat

Trail - Chouette hut - Huard hut

Trail - Huard hut - Lac-Cascapédia campground

Trail - Pluvier hut - Discovery and Visitors Centre

Winter Activities

Maps of the lakes

(in French only)

According to the available data, the lakes maps may present various information such as bathymetry or sites favorable to fishing.

2021 season

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.

External Links

QuébecOriginal Camping Québec International Appalachian Trail Avalanche Québec Le Québec maritime Parks Canada Tourisme Gaspésie Vacances Haute-Gaspésie Ski Chic-Chocs

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