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==National Parks==
 
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===Parc de la Jacques-Cartier===  
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===Parc d'Aiguebelle ===  
  
Less than 30 minutes from North America's oldest French-speaking city lies Parc national de la [http://www.sepaq.com/En/index.cfm?Reseau=PQ&Module=&Etablissement=JAC&Page=BIEN&Activite=#0/ Jacques-Cartier]. It features a remarkable landscape characterized by contrasts: mountainous uplands fractured by steep-sided valleys. The Jacques-Cartier River Valley presents a spectacular 550-metre-deep trench through which a multi-faceted river winds. In the park's dense forest, where yellow birch, sugar maples and black spruce co-mingle, nature inspires peace and respect. In the winter, the magic of this site will leave you speechless.
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Parc national d'Aiguebelle is an exceptional protected area that is a haven of calm and tranquility. Come see traces of glaciers past, ancient lava flows, and rocks 2.7 billion years old. While you're here, cross the 64-metre-long suspension bridge 22 metres above Lac La Haie. Scan the vast horizon from atop a fire tower or race down a cliff on the 220-step spiral staircase. Whether you are exploring on foot or in a canoe or kayak in the summer, or on backcountry skis or snowshoes in the winter, come and discover this jewel of nature in the heart of Abitibi. Visit the Castorière trail, which won Kéroul's Honourable Mention in 2002.  
  
 
 
===Parc des Grands-Jardins===
 
 
At the beginning of the 20th century, the area was already renowned for its amazing fishing sectors. Impressed by the carpet of lichen and the northern vegetation, which is unusual at this latitude, people who visited the area at the time christened it Grands-Jardins. Today, this sample of the Great Québec North is still a favourite of fishing enthusiasts, as well as hikers, campers and vacationers who appreciate the magical setting of this exceptional national park. It has the privilege of being one of the central areas of the Charlevoix World Biosphere Reserve, a status awarded to the region by UNESCO. The Parc national des [http://www.sepaq.com/En/index.cfm?Reseau=PQ&Module=&Etablissement=GRJ&Page=BIEN&Activite=#0/ Grands-Jardins] is accessible through the village of Saint-Urbain.
 
 
 
 
===Parc des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie===
 
 
Parc national des [http://www.sepaq.com/En/index.cfm?Reseau=PQ&Module=&Etablissement=HGO&Page=BIEN&Activite=#0/ Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie]is one of Québec's most beautiful natural monuments. It was named after a series of valleys cut deep into a range of high mountains. Steep slopes, beautiful natural surroundings, and the unusual course of Rivière Malbaie make this an exceptional site. Come and take a voyage into the heart of the Pays de Menaud, where time stops but the spectacle goes on and on.
 
 
This national park has the privilege of being one of the central areas of the Charlevoix world biosphere reserve. It can be reached via the picturesque village of Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs.
 
 
  
  
 
==Wildlife Reserves==
 
==Wildlife Reserves==
  
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===Réserve faunique La Vérendrye ===
 
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Réserve faunique des [http://www.sepaq.com/En/index.cfm?Reseau=RF&Module=&Etablissement=LAU&Page=BIEN&Activite=#0/ Laurentides], located in the Québec and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean regions, is an immense territory spanning 7,861 km2 and offering sport hunters and fishers as well as outdoor enthusiasts the possibility to practice their favourite activities in a high-quality wilderness area. Wildlife abounds throughout the reserve. In the summer, our featured activities are fishing and vacationing. In winter, Camp Mercier is an ideal spot for cross-country skiers and vacationers, whereas Auberge Le Relais plays host to a large number of snowmobiling enthusiasts each year.
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Located at kilometre 93 in the Réserve faunique des Laurentides on Route 175, just 50 kilometres from Québec City, [http://www.sepaq.com/En/index.cfm?Reseau=RF&Module=&Etablissement=LAU&Page=CAMMER&Activite=#0/ Camp Mercier]offers skiers and snowshoers of every level a wide variety of trails, the best snow conditions, an exceptionally long season, grandiose landscapes and incomparable views.
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Situated in an almost pristine natural setting, 79 linear kilometres of trails form a network (all circuits combined) of 190 kilometres of groomed and patrolled trails
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For snowshoeing, 12 linear kilometres of trails form a network (all circuits) of more than 30 kilometres.
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A family stay or a stay with friends in Réserve faunique de [http://www.sepaq.com/En/index.cfm?Reseau=RF&Module=&Etablissement=POR&Page=BIEN&Activite=#0/ Portneuf], located just one hour northwest of Québec City, is truly a memorable experience. Imagine being able to take advantage of a wooded area, a lake and a cabin for a few days to fish, hunt, ski, go sliding, skate or simply to relax as part of a vacation package. It's easy to make this dream come true! In summer, Camping du lac Bellevue, located next to a magnificent beach, invites campers to live in harmony with nature.
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==Tourist Resorts==
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The immensity of its territory and the multitude of lakes and rivers found in Réserve faunique La Vérendrye make this destination a favourite spot for fishers and canoe-camping enthusiasts. The 1,250 campsites spread out over the territory allow visitors to discover fishing while taking advantage of inexpensive accommodations. For those who prefer cabin stays, Réserve faunique La Vérendrye has 36 well-equipped cabins located on the edge of a lake and Dozois Reservoir. There is something to please everyone!
  
The Station touristique [http://www.sepaq.com/En/index.cfm?Reseau=CT&Module=&Etablissement=DUC&Page=BIEN&Activite=#0/ Duchesnay] prides itself on transforming your adventures in nature, romantic weekends or business meetings into moments that are rich in emotion. Our brand new hotel, which includes 48 rooms with a view of Lac Saint-Joseph, will charm even the most discerning. Depending on the season, you can choose from among the following activities: cross country skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding, snowmobiling, swimming, canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, archery, guided activities...
 
A dream at your doorstep! Reserve now!
 
  
  

Revision as of 19:34, 2 November 2004

Abitibi, or Abitibi-Temiscamingue as it is officially called, is a region of Quebec.

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Cities

  • Rouyn-Noranda -- Main town.
  • Amos Town of 14 000 habitants. Located North-East of Rouyn-Noranda


See

Sépaq (the official Website of the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec)

Hiking, cycling, canoeing, nature interpretation ...the Sépaqnetwork offers you a wide range of discovery and outdoor activities. Stay a little longer in this luxurious natural setting by making an online reservation for one of our 550 cabins or 8,000 campsites. The 22 national parks, 16 wildlife reserves, Sépaq Anticosti and 8 tourist resorts, such as Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, Station touristique Duchesnay and Auberge Fort-Prével, invite you to come out and enjoy the pleasures of autumn!


National Parks

Parc d'Aiguebelle

Parc national d'Aiguebelle is an exceptional protected area that is a haven of calm and tranquility. Come see traces of glaciers past, ancient lava flows, and rocks 2.7 billion years old. While you're here, cross the 64-metre-long suspension bridge 22 metres above Lac La Haie. Scan the vast horizon from atop a fire tower or race down a cliff on the 220-step spiral staircase. Whether you are exploring on foot or in a canoe or kayak in the summer, or on backcountry skis or snowshoes in the winter, come and discover this jewel of nature in the heart of Abitibi. Visit the Castorière trail, which won Kéroul's Honourable Mention in 2002.


Wildlife Reserves

Réserve faunique La Vérendrye

The immensity of its territory and the multitude of lakes and rivers found in Réserve faunique La Vérendrye make this destination a favourite spot for fishers and canoe-camping enthusiasts. The 1,250 campsites spread out over the territory allow visitors to discover fishing while taking advantage of inexpensive accommodations. For those who prefer cabin stays, Réserve faunique La Vérendrye has 36 well-equipped cabins located on the edge of a lake and Dozois Reservoir. There is something to please everyone!


External links

  • National Parks, the Official Web site of National Parks Quebec
  • Wildlife Reserves, the Official Web site of Wildlife Reserves Quebec
  • Tourist Resorts, the Official Web site of Tourist Resorts Quebec
  • Sépaq, The official Website of the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec
  • Bonjour Quebec, the Official Web site of Tourisme Québec
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