Parc national des Grands-Jardins

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Discover a land of legendary adventures, a protected area with a Nordic character. Admire the high peaks, camp in the hollow of a glacial valley, fish in the many cold water lakes or simply remain silent in front of the endless horizons of the taiga, fragile and rare at our latitude.

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Parc national des Grands-Jardins Mathieu Dupuis | © Sépaq
Lambert Leduc | © Sépaq

Meet-up with waves & water

Explore the Lake Arthabaska−Wabano Dam circuit by canoe, kayak or paddleboard! The 4-hr return trip introduces you to several aquatic habitats, home to rich and diverse flora and fauna. To assist you is our handy self-guided tour map, available at the Arthabaska Discovery and Visitors Centre.

Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq

In winter, rule the high plateaux!

At Thomas-Fortin building, lift sail on the endless beauty of Nordic landscapes showcasing forests of taiga and conifers. Add magic by pairing your pristine snowshoe or alpine touring escapade with overnight stays in our rustic chalets, by frozen lakes. A 20 km loop that’s sure to refresh the spirit!

Sinex3 | © Sépaq

Both feet in the aftermath of a wildfire

A 10.2 km trek that meanders through a 1991 wildfire burn zone brings to life les Grands-Jardins’ true character. Unparalleled views of lakes, mountains, and an incursion into the boreal forest. Make a date with peacefulness, loveliness and wonder.

Mathieu Dupuis | © Sépaq

The Fish Are Jumping in Grands-Jardins

Yum! Trout native to the boreal forest waterways! To the great pleasure of amateurs, several lakes and sections of river are open to anglers with a day pass, all summer long. Solo or with your family, set aside some time and come experience the peacefulness of the park.

Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq

The Via Ferrata, A Different Type of Hike!

Feel like surpassing yourself, and discovering the park differently? Take your courage in both hands! Mont-du-Lac-des-Cygnes’ Via Ferrata proposes a long and a shorter circuit, with spellbinding views of Gros-Bras valley. A memorable experience in a small group, with a professional guide.

Adine Séguin | © Sépaq

Taiga adventure: the great north, underfoot

Plunge into the taiga’s Nordic universe, an ecosystem usually found between the 52nd and 55th parallels. Accessible only when accompanied by a naturalist park warden, this secret trail will open your eyes to the fascinating world of lichens, and other natural phenomena that have fashioned Grands-Jardins National Park. Reservations required.

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