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Mission and Special Features

Protection, presentation, education
The maritime regions of Québec are 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.
Wildlife reserves
Wildlife reserves allow visitors to hunt and fish under certain conditions. In addition, they offer a wide variety of outdoor activities (mountain biking, canoeing, camping, etc.) that provide visitors with direct contact with nature throughout the year.
National parks
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.
Lodging
National parks 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 or Huttopia tents. Make the most out of your vacation by staying in these remarkable sites!
National Parks and Wildlife Reserves Packages
Sea Kayaking Excursion and Whale-Watching Cruise

Sea Kayaking Excursion and Whale-Watching Cruise

Auberge Internationale Forillon

Starting from $160.00
per person based on single occupancy, taxes, park entrance fees and gratuities not included Valid from June 8, 2014 to October 3, 2014
Island Fever Package

Island Fever Package

Auberge Les Trois Soeurs

Starting from $106.50
per person based on double occupancy, taxes not included Valid from June 20, 2014 to September 30, 2014
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Testimonials about National Parks and Wildlife Reserves
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Highlights
  • Cap-de-Bon-Désir Interpretation and Observation Centre

    Take in exceptional views of the sea and breathe in fresh air in the forest or along the shore. Cap de Bon-Désir is located along the St. Lawrence next to the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park, which is protected by Parks Canada and Parcs Québec.
  • Lac-Témiscouata National Park

    Covering 175 sq. km (70 sq. mi.), Lac-Témiscouata National Park stretches along one of the most beautiful and largest lakes south of the St. Lawrence. The park protects nearly half of the lake’s shoreline and its only island, Notre-Dame Island.
  • Gaspésie National Park

    This protected territory of 800 sq. km (310 sq. mi.) is brimming with opportunities for adventure and offers 140 km (90 mi.) of trails leading to the tops of the Chic-Choc Mountains. The surrounding tundra provides a spectacular change of scenery.
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Percé: The Pearl of Gaspésie

Presented by: Ville de Percé
From the heart of the village of Percé, the trails up Mt. Sainte-Anne and Mt. Blanc lead to spectacular views.
A must-see for visitors: Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island by boat.
Photo: iStock Photo
Admire the largest and most accessible northern gannet colony in the world, which is home to 120,000 of these birds.
Photo: Marie Leblanc
A visit to Percé provides an opportunity to observe whales in their natural habitat.
Photo: JF Gagné
Commune with nature while kayaking around legendary Percé Rock.
Photo: Marie Leblanc
Percé’s audio-guided historical tour recounts the extraordinary history of the sites and buildings that attract visitors’ attention and admiration in this village.
Photo: Marie Leblanc
Visit an authentic general store where local people in period costume will entertain you with humorous anecdotes about the history of our pioneers.
Photo: Bianca Thibert
The harbour in L’Anse-à-Beaufils: an opportunity to discover regional history and culture.
Photo: Jean Pierre Huard / ATRG
You never know what treasures await you along the Mountain and River trails (40 km / 25 mi.).
Photo: JF Gagné
The largest interior lagoon in the province of Québec is a spectacular sight from both the sea side and the marsh side!
Photo: Photo Plein Ciel / Ville de Percé
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National Parks and Wildlife Reserves Photos
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  • Anticosti National Park
  • Wildlife observation in Bic National Park
  • Cyclist in Bic National Park
  • Bic National Park (Bas-Saint-Laurent)
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