Bic National Park

3382, route 132 Ouest
Rimouski (Quebec) Canada
G0L 1B0
Phone:
+418 736-5035
Fax:
+418 736-5039
Toll free:
+1 800 665-6527
Email:
parc.bic@sepaq.com

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Bic National Park proudly showcases the capes, bays, coves, islands and mountains that have made it such a popular tourist destination. Thousands of seabirds including common eiders come to nest in the park, and rare plants bloom on the rocky capes. Seals will delight you as they bask in the sun near the shore. Wooded areas and meadows await you along the banks of the St. Lawrence Estuary. Come and enjoy a unique experience in this coastal park. The park offers 25 km (16 mi.) of hiking trails, 15 km (9 mi.) of bike trails and numerous lookouts from which you can admire breathtaking views. An extensive program of discovery activities is offered to visitors including sea kayaking, guided hikes, wildlife observation, theatre, talks and evening activities.

The Boutique Nature sells souvenirs, clothing for adults and children and outdoor equipment.

Schedule

The park is open year-round; entrance fees are payable at all times. The services offered vary from season to season.

Cost

$8.5/adult, $3.75/child aged 6 to 17, $17/family (2 adults with children) and free for children under 6. Rates valid until March 31, 2016.

Reservations

Recommended for campsites

Payment methods

  • Visa  Visa
  • MasterCard  MasterCard
  • American Express  American Express
  • Interac  Interac
  • Cash  Cash

Activities available

National Parks
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.
Wildlife Observation
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).
Hiking
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.
Cycling
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.
Sea Kayaking
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!
Interpretation Sites
The Ferme Rioux Discovery and Visitors Centre presents a permanent exhibit. Audiovisual presentations illustrate various facets of the park. 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.
Maritime Heritage
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.
Aboriginal Heritage
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.
Regional Flavours
Croque-Nature is located on the Rioux Farm, in the heart of Bic National Park. The Rose des Thés tea shop is located in the Lyman chalet at Cap à l’Orignal and is open during the summer.


Services

  • Childrens playground
  • Picnic area
  • No pets allowed
  • Boutique
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Conference/meeting room
  • Free parking

How to get there

Access to Bic National Park is via Route 132 between the municipalities of Saint-Fabien, in the west, and Bic, in the east. The Cap-à-l'Orignal entrance is the park's main entrance, whereas the Rivière-du-Sud-Ouest entrance should be used to get to the campground. The park is also accessible by water via the Havre-du-Bic sector.


Affiliations and distinctions

Affiliations

  • Parcs Québec network (SÉPAQ)
  • Aventure Écotourisme Québec (AEQ)
  • Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Route Bleue du sud de l'estuaire (southern estuary waterway)
  • Tourisme Rimouski
  • Destination Bic/St-Fabien

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