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Parc national d'Anticosti

Location

Parc national d'Anticosti is in the heart of Anticosti Island. It's a huge 7,943-km2 territory at the entrance to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in the Côte-Nord tourism region.

As the crow flies, the island's northernmost tip is 35 km from Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan, whereas 72 km separates the southwestern tip from the Gaspé Peninsula, i.e., the end of the Forillon Peninsula.

The island is 222 km long and 54 km wide. It's an immense wilderness that is crossed from west to east by Route Henri-Menier, dubbed the "Transanticostienne"-a dirt road with side roads branching off. A fairly long distance may separate your accommodations from the point of interest you wish to visit within or outside the park.

Area: 572 km2

TABLE OF DISTANCES (and approximate time in minutes)

Port-Menier
Jupiter-24 94
(1.3 h)
Chicotte-la-Mer 65
(1 h)
159
(2.5 h)
McDonald 81
(1.3 h)
49
(45 min)
105
(1.5 h)
Pointe
Carleton
10
(10 min)
91
(1.5 h)
60
(55 min)
117
(1.6 h)
Canyon
Observation
15
(15 min)
25
(25 min)
106
(1.75 h)
75
(1.25 h)
132
(1.75 h)
Vauréal 24
(20 min)
37
(35 min)
49
(45 min)
130
(2 h)
99
(1.5 h)
155
(2.25 h)
Baie de la Tour 37
(35 min)
47
(45 min)
63
(1 h)
71
(1.25 h)
153
(2.5 h)
12
(1.75 h)
178
(2.75 h)

Exemple: The distance between Port-Menier and Pointe Carleton is 117 km.

Note : In the calculation of distances, there is a margin of error of approximately 2km/50km.

 

Access and Operating Period

The 2019 season begins on June 24 and ends on August 15. After this date, activities and accommodation services are limited.

Port-Menier Reception Office: reception and information, Boutique Nature, grocery/meat market, SAQ (liquor store), gas station, banking services (no automatic teller), restaurants, clinic, souvenir shop, convenience store, and economuseum

McDonald Visitors Centre (north shore): reception and information, Boutique Nature, equipment rental, gas station

Chicotte-la-Mer (south shore): gas station


Universal Access

Auberge McDonald offer access to the mobility-impaired.


Services

Restaurant and food Services

  • The island's only grocery is in Port-Menier.
  • The dining room in the McDonald inn is open to all park visitors, regardless of their type or place of accommodation (reservation required).

Radio Communication

All Sépaq-leased vehicles come with a radio communication system. You may use it to make reservations for one of the outdoor activities or for a good meal at the McDonald inn.

McDonald Vistors Centre

  • Rental of safety helmets and headlamp for cave exploration

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Parc national d'Anticosti
C.P. Box 179
Port-Menier, Anticosti (Québec)  G0G 2Y0

Fax : 418 535-0289

anticosti@sepaq.com

Reservations:

Telephone : 1 800 463-0863 (Canada and USA)

Telephone : 418 890-0863 (outside North America)

Sépaq Sales and Reservations Office
Place de la Cité, Tour Cominar 2640 Boulevard Laurier, suite 1300, 13th floor
Québec (Québec)  G1V 5C2

Fax : 418 682-9944

anticosti@sepaq.com

Information:

Telephone : 418 535-0156 (Anticosti)

Important

Regulations

Regulations are in effect in Québec national parks. Before going to a national park, check the main rules and recommendations to better plan your visit. Details (in French only)

Domestic animals

Dogs and other domestic animals are not allowed in the Anticosti and Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé national parks, with the exception of guide dogs and service dogs.

Passenger information

The air transport included in the various packages offered on this site is provided exclusively by air carriers duly licenced by the Canadian Transportation Agency and having a Transport Canada Operations Certificate.

Sépaq acts as a "reseller" in accordance with Decision No. 100-A-2016 dated March 29, 2016, which granted this new status to transportation intermediaries.

The general conditions of carriage that apply are the conditions of these same carriers as they appear in their official tariffs, which can be consulted upon request at the point of departure or the point of return of air transport. The air carriers used by Sépaq are Strait Air (2000) Ltd., Air Inuit, and Chrono Aviation.

Documentation

Stay guide 2019 Visit Guide (3 nights and 4 days) Visit Guide (4 nights and 5 days) Visit Guide (7 nights and 8 days) Careful by nature

External Links

Associations touristiques régionales de la Côte-Nord QuébecOriginal Camping Québec Le Québec Maritime

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