PARC NATIONAL DES GRANDS-JARDINS - Hiking

PARC NATIONAL DES GRANDS-JARDINS - Hiking


Charlevoix, Quebec



Overview

Difficulty Easy
Distance 34 KM

Activities

Hiking

Photos

This park, with an area of 310 km², was established in 1981 to preserve the tundra and caribou territory. The latter, in mountainous terrain, has several peaks reaching over 1,000 m. The flora of the park is very diverse. Besides the taiga, there is tundra, alpine and subarctic vegetation and deciduous forests, coniferous and boreal. Winter conditions can make it difficult climbing Mount Swan Lake, from an altitude of 980 m. At its peak, a viewpoint offers a view of the St. Lawrence River, the chasm valley, Charlevoix crater and the park peaks. The trail Chouenne, the latest, reached a new peak perched at 730 meters above sea level and offers a 360 degree view of the mountains of the hinterland



Services

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

What are the best trails at PARC NATIONAL DES GRANDS-JARDINS ?

  • Trails
    Distance
    Elevation
    Difficulty
  • Secteur Thomas-Fortin - Sentier 9
    6.8 km
    Beginner
  • Secteur Thomas-Fortin - Sentier 3
    11 km
    Beginner
  • Secteur Mont-du-Lac-des-Cygnes - Sentier 5
    1.8 km
    Beginner
  • Secteur Thomas-Fortin - Sentier 10
    1.6 km
    Beginner
  • Secteur Thomas-Fortin - Sentier 11
    2.5 km
    Intermediate
  • Secteur Mont-du-Lac-des-Cygnes - La Chouenne
    2.3 km
    250 m
    Intermediate
  • Secteur Thomas-Fortin - Sentier 1
    17 km
    Intermediate
  • Secteur Thomas-Fortin - Sentier 6
    1.7 km
    Intermediate
  • Mont-du-Lac-des-Cygnes
    4.3 km
    480 m
    Advanced
  • Secteur Thomas-Fortin - Sentier 2
    4 km
    Advanced

Details

Access fee $ 8.50
Schedule
No information
Coordinates
47.6651 -70.6273

Contact Information

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Discover Charlevoix

Charlevoix is a natural sub-region that belongs to the Capitale-Nationale region. Geographically, Charlevoix is located northeast of Quebec City, along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River.

It is a very well-known region because of its mountainous landscapes, which attract many tourists every year who come here not only for hiking but also for

- Dedicate ourselves to agrotourism

- Relaxing at the spa

- Admire the cultural heritage of the region (art galleries, crafts)

Let's see these different attractions of the region one by one.

As far as agrotourism is concerned, in Charlevoix you can take the Route des Saveurs. It is a path that goes from Petite-Rivière-Saint-François to La Malbaie, where you can discover fine wines, cheeses, organic meat and fine chocolate. This route is very special and offers the possibility to see how the products of the territory are transformed into symphonies of taste.

Speaking of spas, Charlevoix offers several establishments to try the pleasure of a true beauty treatment. What could be better than massages to relax after a long hike? At Le Germain Charlevoix, you'll find top-quality beauty treatments, and you can also take advantage of the many special offers reserved for tourists.

In conclusion, we must mention the fact that in Charlevoix, creation is a tradition. Here, craftsmanship is indeed very widespread, whether it is the art of ceramics or metal sculptures. It is therefore advisable to visit the region's handicraft laboratories to closely observe the making of small works of art and, why not, buy a souvenir.