QUEBEC NATIONAL PARKS DAY

Parc national de Frontenac

Saint-Daniel sector

Family hike on La Tourbière trail

The peat bog in Saint-Daniel sector is home to various species of carnivorous plants. This family-friendly trail is laid out on boardwalks. Discovery panels line the circuit, which also includes two observation towers.

  • Meeting place: La Tourbière trail parking lot
  • Duration: between 30 minutes and 2 hours depending on the pace
  • Free of charge

Bike riding on Le Littoral bike path

Le Littoral bicycle path runs along the shore of Grand lac Saint-François and features several picnic stops that allow you to appreciate the immensity of this magnificent waterway.

  • Meeting place: Saint-Daniel beach parking lot
  • Duration: about 2 hours, depending on the pace
  • Bring your own bike
  • Free of charge

Outing on the water at Baie-aux-Rats-Musqués

By canoe, kayak, or pedal boat, discover the small marshes and grass beds of Baie aux Rats-Musqués. Keep your eyes peeled! This bay is home to various species of aquatic birds.

  • Meeting place: Saint-Daniel Beach Visitors Centre
  • Rentals from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (free boat loans subject to availability)
  • Duration: between 60 and 90 minutes, depending on the pace
  • Free of charge

Behind the scenes - Common reed control

A brief field trip presenting common reed control as practiced in the park. Explanation of some control techniques and important elements to consider in the fight against invasive alien species.

  • Meeting place: Oasis pavilion at Saint-Daniel beach
  • Time: presentation at 1:00 p.m.
  • Duration: about 45 minutes
  • Free of charge
  • Reservations are required on site (in person) at Saint-Daniel Beach Visitors Centre starting at 9 a.m.

Southern sector

Family hike along De l’Érablière trail

Enjoy a beautiful forest hike that’s accessible to the whole family. This easy 3.2 km loop trail will lead you through the heart of a maple grove, passing by venerable beaver ponds.

  • Meeting place: Discovery and Visitors Centre (Southern sector)
  • Duration: between 60 and 90 minutes, depending on the walking pace
  • Free of charge

Bike riding on Les Passereaux bike path

Les Passereaux bike path links Sud Sector Discovery and Visitors Centre to Camping Baie Sauvage. Take advantage of a stop at Lac à la Barbue dam.… and keep your eyes peeled! You may be lucky enough to spot a great blue heron or bald eagle.

  • Meeting place: Discovery and Visitors Centre (Southern Sector)
  • Duration: about 90 minutes (round trip) at a good pace
  • Not recommended for children 12 years of age or under (a rather winding course with some climbs and false flats).
  • Free of charge

Outing on the water at Baie Sauvage

Want to get in touch with your inner explorer? By canoe or kayak, soak up the magnificent scenery of Baie Sauvage. Small bays are ideal places to spot aquatic flora and fauna. More experienced explorers can continue the expedition to the Rivière Felton waterfalls.

  • Meeting place: L'Escale Visitors Centre at Camping Baie Sauvage
  • Rentals from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (free boat loans subject to availability)
  • Duration: varies according to the route taken
  • Free of charge

Mini-conference "Keep the show on the road!"

Learn about the park's history and mission and how park management and good visitor practices are having a positive impact on conservation. We’ll conclude with an overview of the most recent observations demonstrating the richness of the park's flora and fauna.

  • Meeting place: Discovery and Visitors Centre (Southern sector)
  • Time: presentations at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • Duration: about 45 minutes
  • Free of charge
  • Reservations are required on site (in person) at Sud Sector Discovery and Service Centre starting at 9:00 a.m.

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