The International Appalachian Trail - Québec (IAT-QC) crosses Gaspésie for a 650 km stretch, including more than 100 km in Réserve faunique de Matane. The renowned GR A1 offers more than a dozen short hikes on our territory. From easy to expert level, these walking circuits, which vary in length from 1 to 6 hours, will take you along rivers, by lakes, at the foot of waterfalls, and on the ridges and summits of the Chic-Chocs mountain range. Whether you’re an occasional hiker or a top-notch athlete of the trails, you’ll find in the table of short hikes (in French only) a circuit to suit your tastes and abilities. Come and experience the true beauty of our majestic landscapes!
Long-distance hikers will be able to spend the night along the Réserve faunique de Matane section of the IAT-QC, using the camping facilities provided for this purpose (platforms or shelters). You must book and pay for your night(s) in advance with our partner, SIA-QC, online, by calling 418- 560-4642 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll need to contact them directly concerning any question about long hiking.
$9.35 (plus taxes) per car and $5.44 (plus taxes) per motorbike, applicable per day and for the following parking lots: John Registration Centre, des Pins, Lac Matane, Mont Blanc, Petit-Sault, and Chute Hélène. Annual parking pass available for $56.10 (plus taxes). Free parking for holders of the Annual Québec National Parks Card or for those staying in Sépaq cabins or campgrounds at Réserve faunique de Matane. Fees payable at John Registration Centre.
- From June 24 to the firt Monday of September (Labour Day): hiking trails are open. For information on trail conditions, please contact the IAT-QC.
- From the first Tuesday of September to October 10: access to hiking trails is restricted by regulation, as big game is hunted during this period. New regulations come into force each year to govern hiking during the hunting season. Ask at John Registration Centre for information on the new rules before planning any hike and travelling here.
- From October11 to June 23: hiking trails are closed. Access prohibited by regulation during this period.
Table of short hikes (in French only)
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