Less than 30 minutes from North America's oldest French-speaking city lies Parc national de la 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.
Tourist Region: Charlevoix
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 Grands-Jardins is accessible through the village of Saint-Urbain.
Tourist Region: Charlevoix
Parc national des 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.
Réserve faunique des 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.
Located at kilometre 93 in the Réserve faunique des Laurentides on Route 175, just 50 kilometres from Québec City, 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.
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
For snowshoeing, 12 linear kilometres of trails form a network (all circuits) of more than 30 kilometres.
A family stay or a stay with friends in Réserve faunique de 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.
The Station touristique 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...
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