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Parc National De La Jacques-cartier - Hiking

Quebec City, National Capital, Quebec


Difficulty Easy
Distance 76 KM




Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier

Just at 30 minutes distance from the Quebec City, the cosmic hilly plateau cut area by deep valleys is there to greet your affably. To be clearer, the regional park names Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier is located about 50 km north to the main Quebec City. The park does not only affords you natural beauty but also concentrates on safeguarding “Flora and Fauna” in the Laurentian massif.

The magnificent Vallee de la Jacques-Cartier, known to be one of the most attractive hostile valleys in Quebec, is hosted by the Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier. Said to be tranquil is specific places and tumultuous in the others, the Jacques Cartier River has segmented a subterranean waterway inside the plateau which is of 550 meter deep.

For governing all the high plateaus, there is a coniferous wooded area or forest. The nature does not only provide you stunning scenarios but also inspires you from the inside. If you are here to entertain yourself with outdoor games and activities, then Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier is accurately your place. From Hiking, Recreational Kayak, Rabaska, Miniraft to Fishing, Biking, Geocaching, Canoeing, Skating, Skiing, all of your outdoor interest is assembled in one place for your convenience.

The area of this park is about 670 km2 and the governing body is Sepaq. It was established in the November of 1981. According to the statistical information, in 2005, Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier had more than 146,600 visitors. The active area for hiking trails of the park is about 100 km and for biking trails, fishing, tubing, kayaking, skiing, snowshoeing and canoeing are about 30 km. This park includes 114 campsites along with 5 yurts and 9 cabins.

Accompanied by the outdoor activities, this park has lot more to do with wildlife and waterfall. Some of the trails are open for everybody but the difficulty level may seem hard when you are not-so-good hikers. Though the trails are affordable but the level of falling during the way is a little high.

What is adventurous without panic! If you are really adventurous and want to lead the best moments of your life doing fanatical yet fun outings, Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier is just your place. Do not waste your time in holidays rather make a trip to Jacques-Cartier and live your life to the fullest.

If you are given to rate Jacques-Cartier, we would rate it 5 stars out of 5 as it affords you all sort of outing facilities.


Parking Reception Toilet Belvedere Shelter Refuge Winter camping Bridge Picnic table Rental center Baggage

What are the best trails at Parc National De La Jacques-cartier ?

  • Trails
  • L'Aperçu
    2.2 km
  • Le Confluent
    1.7 km
  • Chemin de la Vallée
    7.7 km
  • Le Draveur sud
    7.4 km
  • Les Cascades
    4 km
  • La Tourbière
    2.9 km
  • La Rivière-Sautauriski
    2.4 km
  • L'Éperon
    5.4 km
  • Le Raquetteur
    5 km
  • La Rivière-Cachée
    3.3 km
  • Les Coulées
    10.4 km
  • Les Loups
    5.5 km


Access fee $ 8.50
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
47.1740891 -71.3677271

Contact Information

418 848-3169, poste 6
103 chemin du Parc-National Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury (Québec) G3C 2T5

Rating and comments

Lydia Crawford
Lydia Crawford
Stunning views, if you dont have much time like I did and are only there for a few hours, the l'eperon trail will satisfy your craving
Boris Gau
Boris Gau
A little pricey to fish, and you must make sure to follow specific rules. Caught a small trout. The park is absolutely beautiful and you can easily find a secluded fishing spot.
Karena Burkhard
Karena Burkhard
Absolutely gorgeous scenery. Very quiet, relaxing, and gives an opportunity to experience some amazing views.
Paul Williamson
Paul Williamson
It is a perfect place to spend the whole day. The view is amazing, the nature is just perfect, you can just walk and walk and get lost in the middle of the nature. It is just perfect, I wanna go back. The pictures there are amazing. You can do many winter activities there, you can rent bikes, sleds... The place is just one of the best places, you have to see it to know it.
Brian Lawson
Brian Lawson
Incredible experience . Decent prices . Advise reserving ahead of time to ensure equipment is available. Would like to see that Fat Bikes are services and possibly more hands on assistance until on the trails. Overall a great experience would not recommend 4 hour rental unless avid biker and well prepared for the conditions .