Jacques-Cartier Provincial Park
The Jacques-Cartier Provincial Park is located in the Laurentian Mountains, namely in the upper section of the Jacques-Cartier River. This vast wooded and uninhabited land of the Laurentians comprises 670 square kilometres and includes the deepest part of the river’s valley.
The park’s territory supports wildlife typical of mixed forests of eastern Canada. It hosts dozens pf species of mammal including the black bear, moose, black bear, racoon, white tailed deer and many other animals. There are also around one hundred species of birds many species of fish. Visitors of Jacques-Cartier Provincial Park will receive a warm welcome, and the information available will allow vacationers from everywhere to take full advantage of their stay.
Planned interpretation programs at the Reception and Interpretation Centre include permanent exhibits, audio-visual shows, guided tours, and various demonstrations.
At the Reception centre tourists can rent equipment for the park’s outdoor activities.
In the winter, the park is open for cross-country skiing, as well as for ice climbing (permits are required for this activity).
From May to October, the park provides visitors with facilities and services for camping, hiking and cycling, as well as canoeing, canoe-camping, climbing and picnicking. Introductory canoeing courses are offered.
A minibus service for renters and their equipment is available. Visitors wishing to make trips longer than one day are also required to make reservations. Campsites and chalets are available on the site. To the south of the park, Donnacona, Pont-Rouge, Sainte-Catherine, Saint-Gabriel-de-Val-Cartier, Stoneham and Tewkesbury provide complete restaurant and lodging services. South of Jacques-Cartier provincial Park, a number of municipal parks provide opportunities for nature observation, picnic sites, hiking and cross- country skiing.
To contact Jacques-Cartier Provincial Park authority:
Quebec Ministry of Recreation, Fish and Game Outdoor Recreation and Parks Branch 700, boulevard Lebourgneuf, Bureau 12, Québec G2J 1E2
Phone : 418-528-8787 poste 229