Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata

400, chemin de la Vieille Route, C.P. 28
Squatec (Quebec) Canada
G0L 4H0
Phone:
+418-855-5508
Fax:
+418-855-5511
Email:
parc.lac-temiscouata@sepaq.com

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Combining water, forest and history, Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata protects a representative sample of the natural region of the Notre-Dame Mountains.

Covering an area of 175 km2 (70 sq. mi.), Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata 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 as well as Notre-Dame Island, the lake’s only island. Created by powerful glaciers, Lake Témiscouata provides a tranquil setting for contemplation, while lake trout and whitefish glide under the surface of the water.

Whether you are an experienced canoeist or about to embark on your first adventure, answer the call of canoe-camping. Discover the Garden of Memories, a place where nature and culture meet, through activities offered from June to September. For a complete change of scenery, paddle into a lush wilderness and soak up the tranquility of this area.

Between nature and culture, Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata has countless surprises and wonders in store for you!


Opening dates

Anse-à-William: May 17 to October 14
Grands-Pins: June 14 to September 16
Grand-Lac-Touladi: June 21 to September 9
Petit-Lac-Touladi: generally open year-round during the week (contact the park in off-season to confirm that the Visitors Centre is open)


Cost

$8.60/adult, free for children (under 18). Rates valid until December 31, 2019. Additional fees apply for equipment rentals and some discovery activities.

Payment methods

  • Visa  Visa
  • MasterCard  MasterCard
  • Interac  Interac
  • Cash  Cash

Activities available

National Parks
Covering 175 sq. km (70 sq. mi.), the 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 as well as Notre-Dame Island, the lake’s only island.
Hiking
Explore 35 km (22 mi.) of trails through the most striking areas of the park: Montagne du Fourneau and its exceptional ecosystem and the Sutherland trail, which will lead you to the Sutherland Falls. Each trail is an opportunity to discover the park.
Lake and River Excursions
In a canoe, kayak or pedal boat or on a stand-up paddle board (SUP), discover majestic Lake Témiscouate or the Touladi lakes in the wake of those who made history. Take advantage of canoe-camping sites to enjoy the tranquility of Touladi Lake.
Cycling
L’Anse à William offers a 5.5-km (3.5-mi.) bike path and gives you access to the 120 km (75-mi.) Petit-Témis Interprovincial Linear Park. In addition, the park’s paved roads offer an interesting challenge to cycle touring enthusiasts.
Indigenous Heritage
Stories and legends, excursions in a rabaska canoe, evening talks and family activities await you in the park. Come and meet the park’s archaeologist and participate in a real dig. Activities offered from June 21 to September 2.
Bird Watching
About 150 species of birds are found in the park, including bald eagles, the park’s animal emblem. You may get to watch one glide, in all its splendour, over the Touladi lakes or Lake Témiscouata.


Services

  • Childrens playground
  • Picnic area
  • No pets allowed
  • Boutique
  • Free parking
  • Guide services

How to get there

Squatec sector

From Highway 85/185, take exit 40 towards Squatec and then Route 232 East. At the entrance to the municipality of Squatec, follow the signs to the park. The Visitors Centre is about 10 km (6 mi.) farther along the road.

Saint-Juste sector

From Highway 85/185, take exit 12. Follow the signs to Route 295 North. Continue driving to the village of Lots-Renversés, then turn left towards Saint-Juste-sur-le-Lac. Follow the signs to the park. The Visitors Centre is about 4 km (2.5 mi.) farther along the road.

In the summer, a ferry service is available via Highway 85, exit 29.

Dégelis sector

From Highway 85/185, take exit 12. Follow the signs to Route 295 North, then follow the signs to the park.

Note that GPS systems and Google Maps tend to give incorrect instructions. Your best bet is to follow the brown road signs to the park.


Affiliations and distinctions

Affiliations

  • Parcs Québec network (SÉPAQ)
  • Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent

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