Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier, Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury

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4.7/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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  • Very nice Park, which is worth visiting since it is immersed in nature with different circuits to do showing the levels of difficulty. However we arrived around 2 pm, the Park is huge, so it is impossible to do everything during the day even if we take it early. Good to know: it is possible to book the cottage or camping in the Park. However no matter what happens, you pay the price of entry each day and per person.
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  • End of September began the Indian summer in the Park national de la Jacques Cartier. In car animal River Valley, the Info Centre for the Park is located at kilometer 11. Whether it's camping, campground for RVs, canoe rental, hiking, tent rental, guided ranger tours, etc. - here the threads come together. The information centre is open all year round, other facilities in the valley close to the end of October. The campground close to the information centre offers large plots with electricity and fire place. Water toilets and Drytoilettes are centrally located. Fully equipped tents for about 6 people can be hired. In the middle of the summer and on weekends reservations are urgently needed. Life in the Park is somewhat quieter in September. Km 18, the Park service offered a shuttle transfer (free of charge), so that the hiking trails (Loup or Le Draveur you North) can be treated well. A canoe trip offered in the still water, the rapids at kilometre 17 should tackle only experienced canoeists. The tents in the forest at the white bridge (km 18) are remote and simply furnished. The proximity to Quebec City causes that the Park is heavily frequented by day visitors at the weekend. Nevertheless, the Park, which once should be dammed for a power plant project, is a magnificent natural scenery, which was rightly protected as a national park. Who arrive in the summer and would like to stay, should reserve a place.
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  • We made a stop on the road and we took a walk for an hour. The Park has enchanted us! Several trails with different difficulty available. The nature is breathtaking. The Park offers also several other activities have not been able to do. It's a place you want to come back.
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  • Close to Québec city, a 45 minutes ride. It is a real pearl! All the hikes are great. The "Sentier des loups" is a must. If it's not your first time, don't be shy and try the "Scotora" worth it! The view to the north is breath taking at the end
  • Breath taking and abundantly green. Just as you would expect from a provincial park. Almost full wilderness camping available; canoe, kayak, rafts and tube rentals include bus ride up the river; river has a few category rapids but from KM 18 done, is mostly calm enough to bring a strong 6 year old. This location is accessible in certain spots. The main office and some stops along the river. Main building (KM10) is were you will find the information about tours on caves and various kids activities like discovering water bugs. Started at 10am. Some activities start earlier. Washrooms are available throughout the park (at least until KM18) and they are busy but well maintained. Lots of hiking trails for various degrees of capabilities. The guidebook provides a great description of what you can expect in terrain, distance and time to complete. I did not see any English guidebooks. Single lane driving can be a little treacherous at some points and I can imagine annoying on very busy days. Average speed is 30km/h on gravel road, 50km/h on paved. Very few information boards are in English but some staff speak English.
  • Really the best park in Quebec, lots of trails to try. Perfect for biking, hiking and camping. But what I love in this park is canoeing. Be prepared to spend more than one or 2 days there. Definitely worth it.
  • If you're in Québec city....and you like nature It's a MUST even if only to drive the 33km senic route, stop for a picnik and head back.
  • Stunning views but horrendous amounts of mosquitoes and horseflies - bring insect repellent for hikes! Activities away from the more boggy areas, such as canoeing or kayaking, were almost bug-free and still very beautiful.
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