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QUEBEC NATIONAL PARKS DAY

Parc national de Frontenac

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: 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 5 p.m. (free boat loans subject to availability)
  • Duration: varies according to the route taken
  • Free of charge

Curiosity trolley

Curious by nature? This presentation on wheels is bound to satisfy your curiosity. Several park discovery vignettes will be featured.

  • Meeting place: Discovery and Visitors Centre (Southern sector)
  • Schedule: Trolley showcase explorations at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 4 p.m.
  • Free of charge

Inspector Hero

Test your knowledge of the animals that inhabit the park.

  • Meeting place: Discovery and Visitors Centre (Southern sector)
  • Schedule: performance at 11 a.m.
  • Free of charge

SOS bats

Since the dawn of time, bats have populated our nocturnal stories, but do we really know them? These small mammals that fly under the radar are currently experiencing a serious decline. Join us on an exciting journey to unmask these dark and beautiful creatures!

  • Meeting place: Discovery and Visitors Centre (Southern sector)
  • Schedule: performance at 1:30 p.m.
  • Free of charge

Starlight

Join us for a star-filled astronomy event, rain or shine!

  • Meeting place: Discovery and Visitors Centre (Southern sector)
  • Schedule: show at 3 p.m.
  • Free of charge

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