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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
Mountain Stay Package

Mountain Stay Package

Chic-Chocs Mountain Lodge

Starting from $255.00
per person based on double occupancy, taxes not included Valid from July 4, 2014 to September 21, 2014
“Ready-to-Camp” Huttopia Tent Package (Lac-Témiscouata National Park)

“Ready-to-Camp” Huttopia Tent Package (Lac-Témiscouata National Park)

Lac-Témiscouata National Park

Starting from $99.00
per night, in low season,* taxes and park entrance fees not included Valid from June 6, 2014 to September 29, 2014
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National Parks and Wildlife Reserves Road Trip Ideas

Bird Watching in Gaspésie

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

The Lighthouse Trail

The Lighthouse Trail takes you to unique buildings and sites all along the St. Lawrence coast. This scenic drive is also an opportunity to learn about an important part of Québec history.
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Testimonials about National Parks and Wildlife Reserves
  • August 2011
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    "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 »
  • Anticosti Island: Adventure Tourism at Its Best
    "I’d always been drawn by Anticosti because it was so unknown. In school, even our teachers knew nothing about it. Anticosti is shrouded in mystery and intrigue. For biologists, islands are interesting because they are isolated and have their own ecology." Read more »
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Highlights
  • Marine Environment Discovery Centre

    Breathe in the sea air and observe marine wildlife! The Marine Environment Discovery Centre is located along the St. Lawrence adjacent to the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park, which is jointly managed by Parks Canada and Parcs Québec.
  • Miguasha National Park

    Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Miguasha National Park contains fossils that recount a specific episode of life on earth. Museum visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to become familiar with this natural treasure.
  • Bic National Park

    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.
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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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  • Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse, at the entrance of Forillon National Park of Canada (Gaspésie)
  • Quarry Island, Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve of Canada
  • Kayakers in the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve of Canada
  • Cyclist in Bic National Park
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