Parc national de la Gaspésie

1981, route du Parc
Sainte-Anne-des-Monts (Quebec) Canada
G4V 2E4
Phone:
+418-763-7494
Fax:
+418-763-9492
Toll free:
+1-800-665-6527
Email:
parc.gaspesie@sepaq.com

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Parc national de la Gaspésie is home to 25 mountains over 1000 metres (3300 feet) high, the only caribou herd south of the St. Lawrence, a large moose population, arctic-alpine flora and spectacular scenery on every side! Come and soak in the splendours of the Chic-Choc and McGerrigle mountains and keep an eye out for wildlife (caribou, white-tailed deer, moose and over 150 species of birds) as well as unique plants (alpine tundra and several rare plant species).

The main mission of the park is to protect a representative sample of the natural environment of the mountains of Gaspésie and the exceptional features of this region.

The park offers a wide variety of lodging options: campsites, huts, cabins and the Gîte du Mont-Albert hotel. It also offers many activities: hiking, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), canoeing and fishing (including salmon fishing), snowshoeing and skiing. The Gîte du Mont-Albert hotel is renowned for fine cuisine featuring regional products.

A vast network of trails will help you discover the park and reach the alpine tundra. Visitors can find out more about the natural environment during discovery activities led by park wardens. Activities for groups are available upon reservation.

A wide range of souvenirs, clothing for adults and children, discovery products for young people and outdoor articles are offered at the Boutique Nature gift shop. All profits are re-invested in the park.


Opening dates

Open year-round. Services vary depending on the time of year; high season is from mid-May to mid-October and from mid-December to mid-April.


Schedule

Varies depending on the activity

Cost

$8.60/adult, free for children (under 18). Rates valid until December 31, 2019.

Reservations

Recommended for lodging and for groups

Payment methods

  • Visa  Visa
  • MasterCard  MasterCard
  • American Express  American Express
  • Interac  Interac
  • Cheque  Cheque
  • Cash  Cash
  • Diners Club - carte blanche  Diners Club - carte blanche
  • Travelers Cheque  Travelers Cheque

Activities available

National Parks
This protected territory of 800 sq. km (310 sq. mi.) offers many opportunities for discovery and adventure. Explore 140 km (90 mi.) of trails leading up spectacular peaks. Other outdoor activities: nautical activities, fishing, snowshoeing, skiing.
Hiking
Hiking is the featured activity in Parc national de la Gaspésie, with beginner to expert trails ranging in duration from 30 minutes to 7 days. Dense forests, barren peaks and signs of wildlife are only some of the attractions that hikers will enjoy.
Wildlife Observation
The mountains of Gaspésie are home to the only caribou herd south of the St. Lawrence. Their presence on Mt. Jacques-Cartier adds to the exoticism of the tundra. Moose are also often spotted in the park.
Interpretation Sites
Begin your visit at the Interpretation and Visitors Centre. Don’t miss the bilingual exhibit, “A Sea of Mountains in the Heart of the Gaspé Peninsula.” During high season, park wardens lead interpretive activities.
Regional Flavours
The Gîte du Mont-Albert hotel is renowned for warm hospitality, fine cuisine and a mountain setting that is unique in Eastern Canada. Our restaurant features gourmet cuisine that will impress the finest palate.
Bird Watching
Download lists of species (mammals, birds, etc.; available in French only) available on the park’s website (http://bit.ly/2AfoRKo) to learn about the animals that live in this magnificent mountainous territory.
Lake and River Excursions
A wide variety of watercraft can be rented to explore Lake Cascapédia, including stand-up paddleboards (SUP), canoes, kayaks and pedal boats. Canoes are also available at Lac à Pierre. You can also use your own watercraft in some of the park’s lakes.


Services

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

How to get there

From Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, take Route 299 South.

From New Richmond, take Route 299 North.

From Mont-Saint-Pierre, take Route 2 (a secondary gravel road). Note that this road is not cleared in the winter.


Affiliations and distinctions

Affiliations

  • Parcs Québec network (SÉPAQ)
  • Tourisme Gaspésie
  • Québec Hiking Federation (FQM)
  • Camping Québec

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