Parc national du Mont-Mégantic, Eastern Townships © Sépaq/S. Deschênes

National parks

Extraordinary experiences await at Québec’s national parks! Together, these immense protected spaces cover the gamut of Québec’s varied geography. Each park has its own unique personality owing to its location, flora and fauna; all of them boast an astounding diversity of natural sites, recreational possibilities and scenery.

The parks at a glance

From Abitibi-Témiscamingue to the extreme tip of the Gaspé peninsula, parks can be found in every corner of Québec. Many are within easy reach of the province’s urban centres. Most are under the jurisdiction of the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq). Forillon, La Mauricie and the Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve are run by Parks Canada, while the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park is managed jointly by the two organizations.

At 1,500 km2 (932 sq. mi.), Parc national du Mont-Tremblant is the largest of Québec’s parks. The smallest, Miguasha in Gaspésie, barely measures 87 ha. Parc national des Pingualuit, located in Nunavik, is Québec’s first northern park.

Whether you canoe, kayak or hike, the 24 national parks in the Parcs Québec network are a feast for the eyes. Each of these protected areas is unique and offers exceptionally memorable experiences.

Québec’s national parks are a huge draw for outdoor enthusiasts seeking to contemplate the diverse and teeming wildlife, or explore one of the 200 hiking trails with breathtaking views. Make the most of its vast lakes to enjoy your favourite water activities surrounded by stunningly beautiful scenery, where nature becomes an immense playground.

At nightfall, return to your cabin, yurt, campsite or ready-to-camp Huttopia tent to relax next to a campfire and replenish your strength before a new day chock-full of fun.

Parc national du Mont-Tremblant, Laurentides © Sépaq/M. Dupuis
Via ferrata at the Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay © Sépaq/B. Richard
EXP. cabin at the Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier, Québec © Sépaq/M. Dupuis