Grands-Jardins National Park

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St-Urbain, QC G0A 4K0- Map It

AAA Editor Notes

Grands-Jardins National Park (Parc national des Grands-Jardins), 20 km (12 mi.) n. via Hwy. 381, conserves 310 square kilometres (120 sq. mi.) of subarctic vegetation—black spruce, lichen and peat bogs known collectively as taiga. This vegetative cloak overlies a landscape of rivers, lakes and mountains that can be seen from the 4.2-kilometre (2.6 mi.) hiking trail that ascends Mont du lac des Cygnes. Summer activities include fishing, canoeing, kayaking, discovery activities and hiking. Backcountry skiing and snowshoeing are popular winter pastimes. Cabins and Huttopia tents are available to rent. Wildlife includes black bears, moose, reintroduced caribou and trout. Pets are not permitted. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.
$8.50; free (ages 0-17).
Hours: Thomas-Fortin Visitors Centre open late May to mid-Oct.; otherwise varies.