Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

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Come and explore the national park that caters to the need of people from the greater Québec City area and visitors to the National Capital to connect with Nature. Make the most of the products and services that this territory has to offer all year round, while contributing to its protection for the benefit of future generations.

Mathieu Dupuis | © Sépaq

Calm Water Ride

Glide along the smooth waters of the Jacques-Cartier River on a stand up paddleboard or in a canoe, kayak or inflatable canoe.

Set out from Km 3.

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.

Alexandra Simard | © Sépaq

Winter Rallies

Learn more about the Park’s wildlife and plant life in winter, while having fun in the great outdoors. Choose among several self-guided rallies.

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.

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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!

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.

Parc national

Protected area.
Enriching nature experiences.

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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