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National Parks and Wildlife Reserves

Bic National Park, Bas-Saint-Laurent ©Marc Loiselle
Photo: Bic National Park, Bas-Saint-Laurent ©Marc Loiselle
Ten national parks and five wildlife reserves await nature lovers in Québec maritime. The main attractions include: the sea, the Saguenay Fjord, wildlife of all kinds, some of the highest mountains in the province of Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lots of activities and breathtaking scenery. Get your fill of nature here!
National Parks and Wildlife Reserves Packages
Night in a Yurt

Night in a Yurt

Bic National Park

Starting from $137.00
for 4 people, taxes and park entrance fees not included Valid all year
Two Islands: A million Discoveries

Two Islands: A million Discoveries

Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve

Starting from $120.00
per night (taxes included). Park entry fee, maritime transport service, fire permit, and reservation fee extra. Valid from June 20, 2015 to September 1, 2015
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National Parks and Wildlife Reserves Road Trip Ideas

Bird Watching in the Îles de la Madeleine

The Îles de la Madeleine are home to hundreds of species of birds. Here are a few of the region’s most popular bird-watching sites.

Bird Watching in Bas-Saint-Laurent

Bas-Saint-Laurent is home to hundreds of species of birds. Here are a few of the region’s most popular bird-watching sites.

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Testimonials about National Parks and Wildlife Reserves
  • August 2011
    Percé
    "I went there in May, which it was still cold, but after the long drive when it got there it was all worth it, a truly unforgetable experience :) Everybody should go at least once in their life." Read more »
  • A Small Bay among Giants
    "The best thing about Tadoussac, however, is this feeling of well-being that comes over you when you are here. In these surroundings, between the water, the mountains and the village, the air you breathe is pure and you really feel as though you are living in the present moment." Read more »
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Highlights
  • Chic-Chocs Mountain Lodge

    Perched 615 metres (2000 feet) above sea level in the Matane Wildlife Reserve, the first mountain lodge in Eastern Canada promises you an unforgettable experience.
  • Matane Wildlife Reserve

    The Matane Wildlife Reserve is home to abundant and remarkable wildlife. The dense moose population makes this a great place to observe the largest members of the deer family. While out hiking, be on the lookout for moose in their natural habitat.
  • Forillon National Park

    Part of the Parks Canada network, Forillon protects and showcases an example of the region’s unique natural and cultural heritage. The park offers visitors recreational activities while maintaining the ecological integrity of the territory.
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Sea kayaking

Kayak around Kamouraska’s islands and islets while enjoying a unique view of the region’s charming villages from the coastline.
Photo: Marc Loiselle
The Manicouagan region is renowned for sea kayaking as well as for marine mammal observation. Why not combine both activities?
Photo: Marc Loiselle / Tourisme Manicouagan
Size yourself up against the gigantic Percé Rock, and keep your eyes peeled for a few marine mammals!
Photo: Sébastien Larose / Tourisme Gaspésie
Sculpted by the wind and the sea, the monoliths of the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve of Canada offer kayakers incomparable scenic vistas.
Photo: Éric Marchand / L’île imagin’air
Tadoussac Bay is a member of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club, and its village is recognized by the Association of the Most Beautiful Villages of Québec.
Photo: Marc Loiselle / Tourisme Manicouagan
Discover the many grottos of the Îles de la Madeleine in the company of an experienced sea kayak guide.
Photo: Éric Marchand / L’île imagin’air
Kayak along the cliffs of Forillon National Park of Canada and discover the vastness of its coastal landscapes. You might even encounter some seals and a few whales on your journey!
Photo: Michel Julien / Tourisme Gaspésie
Observe the region’s fauna up close with an excursion in the waters of Bic National Park. The park is home to about 200 seals and a multitude of bird species.
Photo: Michel Laverdière
Kayak along the steep cliffs of the Saguenay Fjord in the company of an expert who will let you in on the site’s secrets. Several tour companies offer guided excursions of variable duration.
Photo: Marc Loiselle
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National Parks and Wildlife Reserves Photos
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  • Anticosti National Park
  • Lobster dinner from Riôtel Percé (Gaspésie)
  • Kayakers in the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve of Canada
  • Suspension bridge over the MacDonald River, Port-Cartier - Sept-Îles Wildlife Reserve
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