Long before the arrival of European explorers, Aboriginal people roamed this land. Archeological digs have uncovered remains of several of their encampments, some dating back 8000 years, leaving no doubt as to the Aboriginal presence in Le Bic.
Gardens and Natural Science
Explore natural science in the park! The park wardens, who are also naturalists, will introduce you to the park’s unique plants and varied wildlife as well as tell you about the formation and evolution of the landscape, local archaeology and more.
Enjoy a 90-minute shuttle tour that will take you all the way to the top of Pic Champlain. Park wardens, who are also naturalists, also offer guided tours covering the park’s main themes.
The interpretation centre features a permanent exhibit entitled “The Landscape: A Legacy from the Sea.” Audiovisual presentations illustrate various facets of the park.
Escape the everyday and immerse yourself in the history, legends and stories of Le Bic. Find out how many of the islands in the estuary got their names, and learn about the history of navigation on the St. Lawrence River.
National Parks and Wildlife Reserves
Bic National Park was created in 1984 to protect and showcase a representative segment of the ecosystems found along the south shore of the St. Lawrence Estuary. It is a coastal marine park that protects unique flora and fauna.
Skiing, Snowboarding and Tubing
Strap on your skis and enjoy over 15 km (9 mi.) of ungroomed backcountry trails, where you will discover a virtually undisturbed natural environment.
Snowshoeing and Hiking
Discover 25 km (16 mi.) of marked snowshoeing trails suitable for all levels and admire spectacular views of the St. Lawrence Estuary. Hikers can explore 5 km (3 mi.) of trails that are mechanically groomed from Wednesday to Sunday.
In the winter, yurts and winter camping are available for visitors looking for a unique experience.
Bic National Park shelters thousands of seabirds as well as birds of prey, which can be observed during the spring migration. White-tailed deer are plentiful throughout this territory as are marine mammals (including grey and harbour seals).