Parc national des Grands-Jardins

Québec's national park Region:Charlevoix City : Saint-Urbain

A memorable getaway awaits you at this 310-km2 (120-sq.-mi.) park showcasing the beauty of the boreal forest and tundra. Delve into a black spruce forest carpeted in lichen—as lush as an English garden. This Arctic vegetation is home to the caribou, which you may glimpse at any given bend in the trail! Enjoy the stunning wilderness at the core of the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve in the heart of Northern Québec. In winter, after a day of snowshoeing or skiing on the slopes of Mont-du-Lac-des-Cygnes or La Chouenne, settle in at one of the charming new EXP. cabins at the base of the cliffs. Don’t miss out on this incredible experience!

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Activities and services


  • Entertainment
  • Workshops
  • Rock-climbing
  • Nature interpretation
  • Wildlife observation
  • Plant life observation
  • Fishing
  • Ice fishing
  • Body of water
  • Hiking : 39 km
  • Snowshoeing : 64 km
  • Backcountry skiing / snowboarding (alpine touring)
  • Cross-country skiing : 64 km
  • Water sports : Canoeing : 9 km
  • Water sports : Kayaking : 9 km
  • Water sports: Stand-up paddle boarding
  • Via ferrata
  • Self-guided tours

Fishing species

  • Artic char
  • Brook trout

Kind of fishing

  • Daily fishing


  • Internet access : free wireless
  • Boutique / Sales counter
  • Convenience store
  • Camping accommodation
  • Cottage accommodations
  • Shelter-accommodation
  • Lodging on the premises
  • Panoramic view / lookout
  • Baggage transport
  • Other services

Vehicle and Parking Services

  • Free outdoor parking

Signs and shuttles

  • Tourist signs (brown)

Rental services

  • Canoe rental
  • Rabaska canoe rental
  • Rowboat rental
  • Kayak rental
  • Stand-up paddle board rental
  • Snowshoe rental
  • Fishing equipment rental
  • Turn-Key camping

Restaurant and food services

  • Picnic area


  • Reservations recommended
  • Group rates

Schedules and rates

Open year round

Schedule varies based on weather.

The park is open year-round. However, the visitor centre and some activities are not available off-season.