9 BEST NATIONAL PARKS TO VISIT IN SUMMER

There are over 24 National Parks in Québec! How many have you visited? Here are the 9 BEST NATIONAL PARKS TO VISIT IN SUMMER that you can add to your summer adventure bucket list!

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Disclaimer: Please be respectful of nature and always follow the Leave No Trace Principles (you’ll find these principles here) when heading out into the wilderness. 

FOR ALL INFORMATION INCLUDING OPENING HOURS, TRAIL MAPS, DIRECTIONS, COSTS, RULES AS WELL AS REGULATIONS PLEASE VISIT THE PARK’S WEBSITES THAT I’VE INCLUDED BELOW.

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9. PARC NATIONAL DE LA MAURICIE

The Parc National de la Mauricie is located in the Mauricie region. If you’re planning a canoe-camping adventure, this park is for you.

Additionally, this park offers beautiful waterfalls, hiking, paddle boarding, and much more.

For all additional information please visit their website: https://www.pc.gc.ca/fr/pn-np/qc/mauricie


8. PARC NATIONAL DU MONT-TREMBLANT

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Secondly, the Parc National du Mont-Tremblant is a breathtaking park located in the Laurentides region.

This park offers a range of outdoor activities such as rock climbing (Ferrata du Diable), hiking, fishing, kayaking, and much more. Additionally, you can rent a range of accommodations such as camping, yurts, and cabins.

For all additional information please visit their website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/mot/


7. PARC NATIONAL DU BIC

The Parc National du Bic is located in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. The Parc du Bic offers beautiful views of the Saint-Lawrence River where you can spot seals sunbathing during the summer season.

Furthermore, this park offers camping, hiking, kayaking, as well as cycling.

For all additional information please visit their website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/bic/


6. PARC NATIONAL DES GRANDS-JARDINS

The Parc National des Grands Jardins is located in Saint-Urbain in the Charlevoix region.

Mont du Lac des Cygnes is popular for hiking and rock climbing. Furthermore, this park offers camping and cabin rentals.

For all additional information please visit their website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/grj/


5. PARC NATIONAL DE LA GASPÉSIE

If you’re looking to plan a long hiking adventure check out the Parc National de la Gaspésie. They have a hiking trail that is as long as 100km.

Additionally, this park offers fishing, canoeing, kayaking as well as many other nautical activities.

For all additional information please visit their website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/gas/


4. PARC NATIONAL FORILLON

The Parc Forillon is one of the most beautiful parks in Québec. It is located at the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula and offers a range of water sports.

Furthermore, this park offers fishing, camping, hiking, and beaches.

For all additional information please visit their website: https://www.pc.gc.ca/fr/pn-np/qc/forillon


3. PARC NATIONAL DU FJORD-DU-SAGUENAY

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The Parc National du Fjord-du-Saguenay is an incredible park that offers camping as well as cabin rentals.

Moreover, this park offers many outdoor activities such as backpacking, hiking, sea kayaking, sailing, fishing, and much more.

For all additional information please visit their website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/sag/


2. PARC NATIONAL DES HAUTES-GORGES-DE-LA-RIVIÈRE-MALBAIE

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The Parc National de la Haute-Gorges de Malbaie is a must-see park during the summer season.

This park is known for its popular hike called L’Acropole-des-Draveurs. In addition to hiking, this park offers a range of water activities such as canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and paddleboarding. The perfect spot for your next summer adventure.

For all additional information please visit their website: https://www.sepaq.com/pq/hgo/


1. RÉSERVE DE PARC NATIONAL DE L’ARCHIPEL-DE-MINGAN

Last but not least, the Réserve de parc national de l’Archipel-de-Mingan is the perfect place to admire this incredible scenery.

This park offers a range of nautical activities such as kayaking, scuba diving, and paddle boarding.

For all additional information please visit their website: https://www.pc.gc.ca/fr/pn-np/qc/mingan


9 BEST NATIONAL PARKS TO VISIT IN SUMMER


To conclude, there are so many beautiful National parks to visit in our province. Whether it be close or far, they’re definitely worth experiencing at least once.

How many have you visited? Which national park is your favorite? Thanks for reading! Let the adventures begin.


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