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Parc national de la Pointe‑Taillon

Location

Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon lies on the north shore of Lac Saint-Jean in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean tourism region.

Area: 97.5 km2

MontréalQuébecSaguenay,
Chicoutimi Sector
Pointe-Taillon sector 507 km 259 km 77 km
Les-Amicaux sector 499 km 251 km 69 km
Camp-de-Touage sector 484 km 234 km 65 km
Péribonka Marina 528 km 280 km 98 km

 

Access and Operating Period

Get directions

Pointe-Taillon sector (835, Rang 3 Ouest, Saint-Henri-de-Taillon)

GPS :
N 48o 40’36.4
W 071o 52’27.1

From Quebec City:

  • Take 175 N (towards Saguenay), then turn left on 169. Continue on 169 to Saint-Henri-de-Taillon. Turn left on Rang 3 West.

Les-Amicaux sector (95, Chemin Belley, Saint-Henri-de-Taillon)

From Quebec City:

  • Take 175 N (towards Saguenay) for 100 km, then turn left on 169. Continue until Alma (Saint-Coeur-de-Marie sector) then towards Saint-Henri-de-Taillon. Turn left on chemin des Petits-fruits for 2,3 km. Then turn right on Chemin Belley for 1 km.

Camp-de-Touage-Les-Îles sector (450, Chemin du Golf, Saint-Gédéon)

GPS :
N 48o 56’11.3
W 071o 76’25.8

From Quebec City:

  • Take 175 N (towards Saguenay) for 100 km, then turn left on 169 (direction Alma/Roberval) for 86 km. Turn left on 170 West for 8.6 km. At Saint-Gédéon, at the traffic roundabout, take the first exit towards rue Dequen for 4.2 km. Turn left on Rang des îles for 4.9 km. Turn right on Chemin du Golf for 1.5 km.

Additional Information

The park is open year-round. When planning your activities, find out when services are available for each sector. To get to the supervised beach in the Pointe-Taillon sector, take Route 169.

Pointe-Taillon Sector

Discovery and Visitors Centre
Reception and information, Boutique Nature, exhibit hall, snack bar with dining room and terrace, camper registration and bicycle rental

Periods:

  • October 12, 2021 to mid-May 2022
    • closed (the parking lot is open, but you have to buy your daily access right online prior to your visit)
  • May 28 to June 20, 2022
    • Friday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Saturday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • June 21 to August 15, 2022
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • August 16 to September 5, 2022
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • September 6 to October 10, 2022
    • Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Saturday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • October 11, 2022 to mid-May 2023
    • closed (the parking lot is open, but you have to buy your daily access right online prior to your visit)

Camp-de-Touage-Les-Îles sector

Camp-de-Touage Visitors Centre
Reception and information, Boutique Nature, camper registration, watercraft rental and nautical shuttle

  • May 17 to June 16, 2022
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • June 17 to August 14, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • August 15 to September 5, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • September 6 to October 10, 2022
    • Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Saturday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Public Transit

Public transit is available to the town of Alma, 25 km from the Pointe-Taillon sector. There's not public transit between Alma and Saint-Henri-de-Taillon.


Universal Access

The following places are accessible to the mobility-impaired:

  • Snack bar and terrace
  • Parking lot and washroom facilities

Services

Boutique Nature

Inside our Discovery and Visitors Centre (Pointe-Taillon sector), you will find a vast array of souvenirs, clothing for adults and children, discovery products for young people, and outdoor items at the Boutique Nature store.

Equipment Rental

  • Bicycle (adult and children*)
  • Child trailer for bicyle*
  • Child carrier for bicycle* (not offered until further notice)
  • Trailer tow bar for bicycle*
  • Tandem bicycle
  • Beach chair and parasol
  • Canoe
  • Regular kayak
  • Pedal boat
  • Stand up paddle board

* Subject to availability, equipment for children may be borrowed free of charge (one day rental maximum).

Food Services

At the Discovery and Visitors Centre, you'll find a snack bar with an indoor dining room and an outdoor terrace with a magnificent view of Lac Saint-Jean. It is open to visitors and users of the supervised beach, the cycling path and the campground. Local microbrewery beers available for on-site consumption.

Shuttle Service

Péribonka

A shuttle ferry ($) links the municipality of Péribonka and Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon. This ferry gives cyclists, hikers and campers access to the cycling path and the Pointe-Chevrette and Île-Bouliane campgrounds. No reservation required: go directly to the marina. Details and rates (in French only)

Period: for the shuttle schedule information, consult the website or call 418 347-5371.

Camp-de-Touage campground to Saint-Gédéon

Daily shuttle service to the islands: for a few hours, come and enjoy the tranquility of the islands' beaches. Several departures are possible depending on weather conditions.

Thematic excursions: a guide-interpreter tells you the history of the sector, the native presence, the log drive period and the industrial development, during a two-hour zodiac ride around the islands.

Sunset excursion: the sunset is a must and deserves to be seen! Of course, the view from the lake is breathtaking.

Period: for the shuttle schedule information, consult the website or call 418 347-5371.

Services for families

To better plan your activities, please consult our family services.


Nearby Services

Accommodations

You will find inns, bed and breakfasts, and cabins within a 6- to 30-km radius of the park.

Restauration

Within a 6- to 30-km radius of the park, you will find all types of snack bars, restaurants, grocery stores and convenience stores.

 


Contact Information

Pointe-Taillon sector
835 Rang 3 Ouest
Saint-Henri-de-Taillon (Québec)  G0W 2X0

Telephone : 418 347-5371

Telephone : 418 674-1200 (November to March)

Fax : 418 347-2134

parc.pointe-taillon@sepaq.com

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

Pets

Since May 17, 2019, dogs are allowed. However, they are only allowed in certain areas. Check out the applicable rules and authorized sites.

Guide dogs and service dogs are allowed everywhere. Other pets are still prohibited in national parks.

Companion Leisure Card (CAL)

Companion Leisure Card (CAL) holders may be accompanied free of charge by one person during a visit in a Québec national park. Find out more

Documentation

Discovery Guide Careful by nature

Map Library

Summer activities

Camping and accommodations

Complementary tool: Avenza Maps

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Several other maps of Sépaq (including lake maps) are accessible via the mapstore of Avenza Maps. You can access the maps directly in the application or via their website.

External Links

Association touristique régionale du Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean Tourisme Lac-Saint-Jean Camping Québec Véloroute des Bleuets Environment Canada Bonjour Québec Auberge Île-du-Repos Aubergîte Au Petit Bonheur Camping Pointe-Taillon Gîte Au Bonheur du Voyageur Hôtel Universel Notre Hôtel Jardin Scullion Belley Campground and Beach

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