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.
Arts and Crafts
The Boutique Nature sells souvenirs, clothing for adults and children and outdoor equipment.
Explore the park by bike! Over 15 km (9 mi.) of bike trails meander through the park, several of which are suitable for the entire family. These trails cross through various environments, from meadows to the seashore.
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.
Some 25 km (16 mi.) of trails, including a long walking area along the shoreline, reveal the great beauty of this coastal park. The lookouts of Saint-Fabien and Pic Champlain offer unique viewpoints.
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.
Sea kayaking excursions on the St. Lawrence with Kayak Zodiac Archipel du Bic are magical. You will observe typical marine and avian wildlife, approaching prudently so as not to disturb their activities. Sunset excursions are especially memorable!
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).