Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

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Visit this vast and unique protected territory near Québec City. Make the most of the activities and services offered to discover spectacular valleys, magnificent rivers and untouched plateaus. Set out to enjoy an exceptional experience in Nature, while contributing to the protection of this national park.

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier Mélanie Jean | © Sépaq
Stéphane Audet | © Sépaq

Follow the Current in a Rabaska Canoe

Enjoy a relaxing, unforgettable sightseeing ride into the heart of a spectacular valley. Learn more about the origins of this impressive landscape.

Reservation is mandatory at 418-848-3169, ext. 6.

René-Martin Trudel | © Sépaq

Panoramic Escape

In a canoe or tandem kayak in the company of a guide, paddle down the calm waters of the river and challenge yourself to a few rapids. Learn how to manoeuvre the watercraft and identify rapids as you discover more about the characteristics of the Park and its river.

Reservation is mandatory at 1-800-665-6527.

Patrick Larouche | © Sépaq

Winter Trails

When winter sets in, more than 94 km of trails are yours to explore at the Park. You will be overwhelmed by spectacular landscapes!

Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq

Winter Wonders Activities

Discover our various winter activities with a naturaliste park warden!

René-Martin Trudel | © Sépaq


The mini-raft is the watercraft of choice to explore the lively waters of the Jacques-Cartier River with family and friends. Terrific fun for everyone!

Reservation is mandatory at 1-800-665-6527.

Stéphane Audet | © Sépaq

Rock Shelters

In the company of a naturalist park warden, explore unusual passageways created by huge boulders covered in multi-coloured moss.

Reservation is mandatory at 418-848-3169, ext. 6.

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Québec’s national parks, guardians of countless treasures, offer a chance to connect with nature. Safeguard these protected areas so they can be cherished and enjoyed for generations to come.

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Explo: a new game for young adventurers

This summer, a brand-new free geolocation-based game will allow your small fry to have fun and move about while discovering Quebec's national parks. The downloadable application will transform hiking into a challenging exploration mission for them, combining all sorts of nature challenges.

The game includes a version adapted to each parks for which it will be available, i.e. Aiguebelle, Bic, Jacques-Cartier, Mont-Mégantic, Plaisance, Mont-Saint-Bruno, Lac-Témiscouata, Yamaska, Mont-Orford, Mont-Tremblant, and Oka national parks.

Before your visit, download the Explo game on the App Store® and the Google Play StoreTM.

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