Enjoy an extraordinary experience on a protected natural site
Here, flying is nearly within reach…
Located on a sandy point that juts out into the sea, Parc Nature de Pointe-aux-Outardes is set between two legendary rivers, the Manicouagan and the Outardes.
Protecting a unique biodiversity, the nature park includes nine distinct ecosystems, ranging from the boreal forest to sand flats and beaches as well as a peat bog, sand dunes, an alder forest and the second largest salt marsh in Québec.
Relax and recharge your batteries surrounded by spectacular landscapes that are accessible to all via various activities, including unusual accommodations and a network of trails that form loops varying in length from 1 to 5 km (3 mi.). The trails are dotted with rest areas where you can take in the view and learn more about this must-see site.
Nature lovers will appreciate the diversity of plant and wildlife species found in this nature park. Enjoy a 2.5-km (1.5-mi.) guided walk during which you will learn about edible berries and the medicinal properties of local plants.
Did you know that this nature park is one of the top five best bird-watching sites in Québec? At least 255 species of birds have been observed in the park during migratory periods, so don’t forget your binoculars!
Enjoy the enchanting bird garden where you can admire 300 plant species in a creative decor made of recycled materials. Relaxation guaranteed!
Once night has fallen, you can discover the Milky Way by participating in stargazing evenings with an experienced astronomer. Discover the stars and planets in the night sky through our 45-cm (18-in.) telescope.
Sleep like a bird in this enchanting site! Five giant birdhouses are offered for those who like to travel light. If you have your own gear, you can set up your tent in one of our 10 seaside campsites or take advantage of one of our 10 RV sites, for an unforgettable night in the nature park.
We guarantee you will enjoy a memorable visit to this nature park!
June 5 to October 12
ScheduleJune 5 to 22 and August 17 to October 12: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 23 to August 16: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost$11/adult, $8.50/student or senior, free for children under 6, $29/family (all taxes included)
ReservationsRequired for groups of 15 or more
- Childrens playground
- Picnic area
- No pets allowed
- Free parking
- Other: campsites and unusual accommodations in 5 birdhouse-themed cottages
- Guide services
How to get there
From Québec City, take Route 138 for 500 km (300 mi.). Past the village of Chute-aux-Outardes, turn right on Chemin Principal and drive for 17 km (11 mi.) towards Pointe-aux-Outardes. At the end of the road, turn right on Rue Labrie. The park occupies the entire western tip of the Manicouagan Peninsula.
Affiliations and distinctions
- Tourisme Côte-Nord
- Manicouagan-Uapishka World Biosphere Reserve
- Association of Regional Parks (APR)
- Comité ZIP de la rive Nord de l'Estuaire
- Amateur Astronomers Federation of Québec (FAAQ)
- Vélo Québec (cycling organization)
- Manicouagan Chamber of Commerce
- Côte-Nord Birding Club
- Camping Québec
- Québec Camping and Caravaning Federation (FQCC)