In the early 20th century, this area was already known for its incredible fishing opportunities. Visitors were struck by the carpets of ground lichen and the exceptional Arctic vegetation at this latitude. They thus named it the Grands-Jardins-the Great Gardens. Today, Parc national des Grands-Jardins is still visited by anglers and also by hikers, campers, and vacationers. It has the privilege of forming one of the core zones of the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve, a status granted to the region by UNESCO.
On Saturday, January 27, 2018, no fewer than 13 of Québec’s 24 national parks, as well as Camp Mercier, Centre touristique du Lac-Simon and Station touristique Duchesnay, will open their doors to you absolutely free of charge. Special program, free access to trails and equipment on loan for a tryout await you. Details
Feeling like getting inspired during your summer vacations? Baie-Saint-Paul is a cultural capital, magnificent pedestrian village, where wonders and splendors meet between mountains and rivers. Poets, painters and public entertainers have found there a deeper inspiration, greater than nature. Come and find yours!
In the mood for a few more days of fishing? Plan next summer’s fishing trip with cabin accommodations and get 20% off the third and subsequent days. Details
Please note that the Thomas-Fortin Visitors Centre (km 31 Route 381) is closed. Temporary signs and signals have been installed to facilitate traffic to Mont-du-lac-des-Cygnes Visitors Centre (km 21 Route 381).
A single piece of firewood can destroy millions of trees. Invasive insects and diseases can hide inside it. Buy it locally. Burn it on site. Find out more
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