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QUEBEC NATIONAL PARKS DAY

Parc national des Grands-Jardins

Mont-du-Lac-des-Cygnes with guide

In the company of a park warden and naturalist who will be able to answer all your questions, hike this trail to discover the Charlevoix Astroblème (981 m) and the Laurentides mountain range. As you approach the peak, don't forget to look under your feet, for shoots of arctic-alpine vegetation … that our team is working to protect!

Minimum age: 10 years old. Make sure you’re well prepared (good walking shoes, drinking water, appropriate clothing for the weather). Difficult hike.

  • Meeting place: Mont-du-Lac-des-Cygnes Visitors Centre
  • Time: departure at 9 a.m.
  • Maximum of 12 participants
  • Reservation required by phone at 418-439-1227, ext. 6140
  • Free of charge

Old Man of the Mountain

Meet our very own Old Man of the Mountain! A park warden and naturalist will be on hand at the peak of Mont-du-Lac-des-Cygnes to discuss conservation issues in our national park and answer your questions.

Make sure you’re well prepared (good walking shoes, drinking water, appropriate clothing for the weather). Difficult hike.

  • Meeting place : Mont-du-Lac-des-Cygnes peak
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. (continuous)
  • Free of charge

Taiga hiking: the Great North within your reach

A total change of scenery less than two hours from Québec City! A hike in a very special atmosphere, on a trail that’s accessible only in the company of a park warden. Come and discover the multiple facets of the taiga: the traces of the last ice age and the fascinating world of lichens (5 km hike on easy terrain).

Show up 15 minutes in advance. The activity takes place rain or shine. Make sure you’re well prepared (good walking shoes, drinking water, appropriate clothing for the weather). Intermediate hike.

  • Meeting place: Arthabaska Visitors Centre
  • Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Maximum of 14 participants
  • Reservation required by phone at 418-439-1227, ext. 6140
  • Free of charge

Kayaking at dusk

In the early evening, nature changes its rhythm. Witness this privileged moment when twilight calls for slowness and contemplation. Aboard a kayak, a park ranger will accompany you as you discover this unique moment of the day.

Minimum age: 7 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult on board the double kayak. The activity takes place rain or shine. Make sure you’re well prepared (drinking water, appropriate clothing for the weather). Equipment provided. Participants may also bring their own personal flotation devices and headlamps if they have them.

  • Meeting place: Arthabaska Visitors Centre
  • Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Maximum of 12 participants
  • Reservation required by phone at 418-439-1227, ext. 6140
  • Free of charge

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