Parc national de la Gaspésie

Experience the Great North

Why travel another thousand kilometres when the Great North is well within reach? The alpine tundra of the highest mountain south of Ungava Bay will be revealed to you. Welcome to Mont Jacques-Cartier!

  • Where: Mont-Jacques-Cartier peak
  • When: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Free of charge

Find the naturalist

A park warden and naturalist will be on hand at the Discovery and Visitors Centre and will roam the park's trails looking to hook up with you. Keep your eyes peeled; this person can pop up anywhere. If you have questions or simply want to know more about the natural history of the territory, our expert is on the scene, offering personalized services absolutely free of charge!

  • Where: Mont Ernest-Laforce (at the Discovery and Visitors Centre in case of inclement weather)
  • When: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Free of charge

An overview of the ages

Spend a brief and relaxed moment with a park warden and naturalist at the peak of Mont Ernest-Laforce. You’ll learn the secrets of the scenery and leave enchanted by this casual discussion.

  • Where: Mont Ernest-Laforce peak
  • When: 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Length: 15 min.
  • Free of charge

From rocks and ice

Take advantage of the presence of a park warden and naturalist and discover, in the blink of an eye, the entire wealth and history of one of the most spectacular glacial cirques in Quebec, the Lac aux Américains cirque.

  • Where: Lac aux Américains
  • When: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Length: 15 min.
  • Free of charge

The Valley of the Kings

The boreal forest, this dynamic and diverse ecosystem, is the natural habitat of the largest cervid in the world, the majestic North American elk. A park warden and naturalist will show you why Parc national de la Gaspésie is home to one of the highest densities of cervids in Quebec. While  discovering part of their realm, you may have an opportunity to meet some members of the family.

  • Where: Discovery and Visitors Centre
  • When: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m..
  • Length: 3 hours
  • Don’t forget to wear walking boots.
  • Information and reservation: 1-800-665-6527
  • Rates:
    • Adult:$30
    • Free for children aged under 17, accompanied by an adult, excluding youth groups

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