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Parc national du Lac‑Témiscouata

Location

Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata lies on the territory of the RCM of Témiscouata in the Bas-Saint-Laurent tourism region. It is accessible by Route 185.

Area: 175 km2

MontréalQuébecRivière-du-LoupRimouskiEdmundston,
Nouveau-Brunswick
Squatec sector: Petit-Lac-Touladi Visitors Centre 521 km 304 km 97 km 90 km 97 km
St-Juste sector: De la Passerelle Visitors Centre 503 km 281 km 79 km 141 km 65 km
Dégelis sector: Grands-Pins Visitors Centre 519 km 297 km 95 km 134 km 43 km

 

Access and Operating Period

GPS coordinate

Important: pay particular attention to these coordinates, because the other GPS indications suggest not passable paths.

  • Squatec sector entrance: 47.7901468, -68.756501
  • Saint-Juste sector entrance: 47.674098, -68.794735
  • Dégelis sector entrance: 47.597332, -68.659248

How to Get There

Anse-à-William campground (Squatec sector entrance)

Important: Do not rely on the GPS indications, because it gives not passable paths.

From Quebec City:

  • Via Squatec entrance: Take Autoroute 20 east until Rivière-du-Loup. Continue on Autoroute 85/185 south. Take exit 40, toward Squatec, on Route 232 east. At the Squatec sector entrance, follow the signs for the park; the Anse-à-William campground is 23 km away.

From Rimouski:

  • Take Route 232 west. At the stop sign, turn left toward Squatec. Follow the signs for the park; the Anse-à-William campground is 23 km away.

From Edmundston (New Brunswick):

  • Take Highway 2 west. Continue on Autoroute 85 north. Take exit 40, toward Squatec, on Route 232 east. At the Squatec sector entrance, follow the signs for the park; the Anse-à-William campground is 23 km away.

Des Grands-Pins campground (Dégelis sector)

Important: there are 2 entrances to the park. Take the one in the Dégelis sector.

From Quebec City:

  • Take Autoroute 20 east until Rivière-du-Loup. Continue on Autoroute 85/185 south. Take exit 14 and follow the signs for Route 295 north. The access road is located between kilometre posts 7 and 8. Ready-to-camp units are 1.5 km away.

From Rimouski:

  • Take Route 232 west. At the stop sign, turn left onto Route 295 south, which crosses the municipality of Squatec. Continue on this road. The park access road is located between kilometre posts 8 and 7. Ready-to-camp units are 1.5 km away.

From Edmunston (New Brunswick):

  • Take Highway 2 west. Continue on Autoroute 85 north.  Exit 12, follow the signs for Route 295 north. The access road is located between kilometre posts 7 and 8.  Ready-to-camp units are 1.5 km away.

Grand-Lac-Touladi campground (Squatec sector entrance)

Important: Do not rely on the GPS indications, because it gives not passable paths.

9 km (Saint-Juste sector entrance) or 2.5 km (Squatec sector entrance) unpaved roads.

From Quebec City (2 options):

  • Option 1 (via Squatec sector entrance): Take Autoroute 20 east until Rivière-du-Loup. Continue on Autoroute 85/185 south. Take exit 40, toward Squatec, on Route 232 east. At the Squatec sector entrance, follow the signs for the park; the Grand-Lac-Touladi campground is 24 km away.
  • Option 2 (via Saint-Juste sector entrance): In summer, a ferry service is available via exit 29 of Autoroute 85.

From Rimouski:

  • Take Route 232 west. At the stop sign, turn left toward Squatec. Follow the signs for the park; the Grand-Lac-Touladi campground is 24 km away.

From Edmundston (New Brunswick):

  • Take Highway 2 west. Continue on Autoroute 85 north. Take exit 40, toward Squatec, on Route 232 east. At the Squatec sector entrance, follow the signs for the park; the Grand-Lac-Touladi campground is 24 km away.

Additional Information

The park is open year-round. To better plan your activities, please note the operating period for the services in each sector.

Squatec Sector

Registration Centre (Petit lac Touladi)

Self-registration year-round. Wi-Fi available at the entrance of the Petit-Lac-Touladi Visitors Centre.

Periods:

  • May 20 to June 16, 2022
    • Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • June 17 to August 21, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • August 22 to October 10, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visitors Centre (Petit lac Touladi) - Administrative office

Services: reception and information, entry fee payment, Boutique Nature, small convenience store, first-aid services, washroom facility, picnic area, boat lauch ramp, Wi-Fi access,

Period:

  • March 15 to April 15, 2022
    • closed (the bathrooms are closed)
  • April 16 to August 9, 2022
    • Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (the bathrooms are open at all times)

Discovery and Visitors Centre (Anse à William)

Services: reception and information, registration for activities, hiking trails, Boutique Nature, small convenience store, first-aid services, washroom facility, equipment rental (kayak, bike), playground, picnic area, floating dock, terminal electric charging, water shuttle, Wi-Fi access (only in the building), canoe and kayaking lauch ramp

Period:

  • October 12, 2021 to May 19, 2022
    • closed
  • May 20 to June 16, 2022
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • June 17 to August 28, 2022
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • August 29 to September 1, and September 5, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • September 6 to October 10, 2022
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • October 11, 2022 to May 18, 2023
    • closed

Self-registration year-round.

Saint-Juste Sector

Visitors Centre (de la Passerelle)

Services: reception and information, entry fee payment, Boutique Nature, small convenience store, first-aid services, washroom facility, picnic area, bike rental, hiking trail, cycling path

Period:

  • September 7, 2021 to June 16, 2022
    • closed
  • June 17 to July 7, 2022
    • Friday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • July 8 to August 7, 2022
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • August 8 to September 5, 2022
    • Friday to Sunday and holidays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • September 6, 2022 to June 15, 2023
    • closed

Self-registration year-round.

Visitors Centre (Grand-Lac-Touladi)

Services: registration and information, entry-fee payment, Boutique Nature shop, mini convenience store, first aid services, washroom facility, picnic area, playground, nature discovery trail, hiking trails, communal campfire area, community shelter, and canoe, kayak, pedal boat and stand-up paddle board rental, Wi-Fi access (only in the building)

Periods:

  • September 7, 2021 to June 16, 2022
    • closed
  • June 17 to August 28, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • August 29 to September 1, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • September 2 to 4, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • September 5, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • September 6, 2022 to June 18, 2023
    • closed

Dégelis sector

Visitors Centre (Grands-Pins)

Services: registration and information, entry-fee payment, Boutique Nature shop, mini convenience store, first aid services, washroom facility, picnic area, playground, hiking trail, and canoe, kayak, pedal boat and stand-up paddle board rental

Period:

  • September 7, 2021 to June 16, 2022
    • closed
  • June 17 to August 28, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • August 29 to September 1, 2022
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • September 6, 2022 to June 18, 2023
    • closed

Self-registration service is available all year round.

Self-registration posts

Pointe-au-sable (via Route 232)

Rang 4 Sud, Saint-Juste-du-Lac (Grande-Baie sector)

Winter: Vieux-Quai (Anse à William)


Services

Boutique Nature

Whether you want to highlight your trip to Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata or to bring a souvenir home to your loved ones, you’ll find the perfect product at Boutique Nature! A wide range of souvenirs, clothing for adults and children, discovery products for youngsters, and outdoor items are available.

Convenience Store

Before or after an activity, take a moment to quench your thirst and have a snack: nuts, chocolate, beverages, frozen treats and much more! You’ll also find a variety of useful products, such as firewood, fire starter, ice, marshmallow sticks, camping accessories, etc. We invite you to discover some of the local products Témiscouata region.

Equipment Rentals

Types of equipment and rental dates may vary from sector to sector.

  • Canoe
  • Kayak (solo and tandem)
  • Pedal boat
  • Stand up paddle
  • Jupette
  • Paddle
  • Oar
  • Life jacket (adult and children)
  • Boating safety kit
  • Bike (adult and children*)

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

Period: May 19 to October 12, 2022

Services for families

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


Universal Access

The following areas offer access to the mobility-impaired:

  • Anse-à-William Discovery and Visitors Centre
  • Petit Lac Touladi Visitors Centre
  • De la Passerelle Visitors Centre
  • Grand-Lac-Touladi Visitors Centre
  • Grands-Pins Visitors Centre
  • Washroom facility in the Anse-à-William, Grand-Lac-Touladi and Grands-Pins campgrounds
  • Multifunctional trail

Nearby Services

About 10 km from the Visitors Centres, you’ll find the following services:

  • Grocery store
  • Convenience store
  • SAQ
  • Pharmacy
  • Gas station
  • Restaurant

Le Petit Témis bike path

Prolong your cycling experience by taking Le Petit Témis bike path (stone dust). From Anse-à-Williams campground (Squatec sector), you have two options, either by way of L'Épinoche shuttle ferry for pedestrian and bike, from L’Anse-à-William Discovery and Visitors Centre or via the Corégone ferry. The most popular segment for hikers connects Cabano to Dégelis (28 km one way only), as it runs along Lac Témiscouata the entire time.

From Grands-Pins campground (Dégelis sector): located at 5 km. Access to the Petit Témis bik path to enjoy more than 63 km (southern portion) of bike paths.

Bike path

L'Épinoche shuttle ferry

Extend the pleasure of your stay at the park by using our shuttle ferry service, from Anse-à-William to Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac (Cabano). Whether to pedal along the Petit-Témis bike path and complete the circuit from one shore to the other, to make your way on foot for family fun at Parc Clair Soleil in Cabano, or to have a meal in a downtown restaurant, the shuttle is just the ticket! The crossing takes around 15 minutes. To take the shuttle ferry, please call ahead at 418-855-5508, or reserve at any of the park’s registration centres.

Schedule and rates

Dogs are allowed in L'Épinoche shuttle ferry and on certain trails, under certain conditions.

N. M. Corégone ferry

Saint-Juste du Lac/Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac (Notre-Dame du Lac sector). The ferry is accessible to all categories of vehicles, as well as to pedestrians and bikes. The average crossing time is 15 minutes. No booking is required, but passenger buses are encouraged to reserve in advance. For rates and schedules, visit traversedutemiscouata.com


Contact Information

Mailing address:
400, chemin de la Vieille-Route
P.O. Box 28
Squatec (Québec)  G0L 4H0

Telephone : 418 855-5508

Fax : 418 855-5511

parc.lac-temiscouata@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 Bike path

Fishing

Day Fishing Plan 2022 (in French only) Fishing Results, 2021 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2020 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2019 Season (in French only)

Map Library

Summer activities

Camping and accommodations

(in French only)

Campgrounds map

Maps of the lakes

(in French only)

According to the available data, the lakes maps may present various information such as bathymetry or sites favorable to fishing.

2021 season

Complementary tool: Avenza Maps

The mobile app allows you to geotag your location on our territory maps. To read one of our maps using Avenza Maps, download the maps from the Avenza Maps mapstore.

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

Tourisme Témiscouata Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent Route des Monts-Notre-Dame Camping Québec Bonjour Québec Traverse du Lac Témiscouata

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