Mission and Special Features
Protection, presentation, education
Québec maritime is home to national parks, wildlife reserves and marine conservation areas administered by the following bodies:
Although their names and missions differ slightly, parks, wildlife reserves and marine conservation areas have similar objectives: to protect, preserve and present Canada’s natural and cultural heritage for the education, recreation and appreciation of present and future generations.
allow visitors to hunt and fish under certain conditions. In addition, they offer a wide variety of outdoor activities (mountain biking, canoeing, camping, etc.), which provide visitors with direct contact with nature throughout the year.
One of the main characteristics of national parks
—and some wildlife reserves
—is that they offer visitors various interpretive programs
as well as guided activities
. The purpose of such activities is to enrich visitors’ experience and allow them to learn while having fun.
Don’t miss this opportunity to commune with nature while interacting with friendly interpreters who will be happy to share their knowledge with you.
Since the purpose of national parks is to protect species and ecosystems, hunting and fishing are forbidden as is most harvesting, except in designated areas where you may pick berries or harvest shellfish.
and wildlife reserves
invite you to prolong your stay by taking advantage of the many lodging options they offer: campsites, cottages, huts, inns or, for something more unusual, yurts, Huttopia tents or quinzhees (igloo-like snow shelters). Make the most out of your vacation by staying in these remarkable sites!
National Parks and Wildlife Reserves Packages
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Matane Wildlife Reserve
Starting from $172.00
per person per stay, based on quadruple occupancy, taxes not included
Valid from July 1, 2013 to August 26, 2013
Gîte du Mont-Albert
Starting from $79.75
per person based on double occupancy, taxes and park entrance fees not included
Valid from June 8, 2013 to October 14, 2013
Testimonials about National Parks and Wildlife Reserves
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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 »
"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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Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé National Park protects a very rich cultural, historic and natural heritage. Come and discover majestic Percé Rock along with Bonaventure Island and its impressive colony of northern gannets!
Breathe in the sea air and observe marine wildlife! The Cap-de-Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre is located on the shore of the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park, which is jointly managed by Parks Canada and Parcs Québec.
The Port-Daniel Wildlife Reserve is a small territory that protects several lakes and one river. This little corner of paradise can be reached without having to go far off the beaten trail. Indeed, it is located just 8 km (5 mi.) from the sea.
Discover Québec’s unexplored coast
Visit the Lower North Shore and explore a rugged land of rock and sea, dotted with bays, coves, dozens of rivers and thousands of islands and islets. The landscape will take your breath away!
Anticosti Island is home to over 160,000 white-tailed deer. Visit the island for a complete change of scenery and discover its many treasures. Take advantage of your stay to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities.
Route 138 begins again in Vieux-Fort and links the six easternmost villages of Côte-Nord, all the way to Blanc-Sablon.
Located at the end of Route 138, the village of Natashquan was made famous by poet and singer-songwriter Gilles Vigneault, a living legend in French-speaking America. To immerse yourself in the poetry, music and history of this area, contact us to organize your stay and enjoy an authentic cultural experience.
Proud witnesses to the passage of time, the sea-sculpted limestone monoliths in the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve make this site a unique, must-see attraction. Contact us to enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience in this park.
Perched on rocky reefs and long considered one of the most beautiful villages in the Minganie area, Rivière-au-Tonnerre is a tranquil and unique destination with an exceptional view of the sea and the rugged coastline. While you’re here, pop into the former presbytery to meet the Voyages CoSte team.
Take advantage of your stay in our beautiful region to discover a variety of land and marine mammals. Whether you spot Atlantic puffins off Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan or minke whales along the coast, you will be fascinated by the diverse flora and fauna throughout this area.
To introduce you to our corner of the world, Voyages CoSte offers trips adapted to your needs. Whether you want to explore the Minganie region, the Lower North Shore or Anticosti Island, Voyages CoSte will make sure your stay is unique and unforgettable. Contact us for a hassle-free trip to Québec’s unexplored coast!