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Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park (Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie) is 26 km (16 mi.) n. on rue Principale, following signs. Named after a series of valleys, the 224-square-kilometre (86-sq.-mi.) park encompasses 1,000-metre-high (3,281-ft.) mountains; numerous lakes, rivers and waterfalls; and forests harboring American elms, ash and sugar maples. Recreational pursuits include canoeing, fishing, hiking, kayaking and bicycling.

The Félix-Antoine-Savard Discovery and Visitor Centre offers interpretive exhibits detailing the area's cultural and geological history. Departing from the Le Draveur Visitors Centre, 90-minute riverboat tours aboard Le Menaud explore the Rivière Malbaie. Both covered and outdoor viewing areas are available for passengers taking in the majestic wooded cliffs and serene waters along this 15-kilometre (9-mi.) cruise.

Pets are not permitted. Reservations for the cruise are required; visitors also should arrive 1 hour prior to cruise departure time.

Guided tours are available. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.

Park admission $8.50; free (ages 0-17). Riverboat cruise $36.
Shuttle buses to the park depart the main parking area daily, late June-Labour Day; Sat.-Sun., mid-May to late June and day after Labour Day-early Oct. Riverboat cruises depart three to five times daily, mid-June to early Oct.; Mon.-Fri. at 1, Sat.-Sun. at 11, 1 and 2:45, mid-May to mid-June. Shuttle and cruise departure times vary; phone ahead. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 2 hours minimum.
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