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Parc National des Grands Jardins

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25, boul. Notre-Dame, Charlevoix, Quebec G4A 1C2, Canada
+1 418-439-1227
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A Beautiful way to spend the day with Mother Nature.

The sentier Mont-du-lac-des-cygnes is a beautiful 8.4 km (return trip) hiking trail in the Parc... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Via Ferrata - real adrenaline rush!!

My friend and I decided to do the Via Ferrata "La Montée" in the Grands Jardins near Baie St-Paul... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Ottawa, Canada
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25, boul. Notre-Dame, Charlevoix, Quebec G4A 1C2, Canada
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

The sentier Mont-du-lac-des-cygnes is a beautiful 8.4 km (return trip) hiking trail in the Parc National des Grands Jardins located just minutes from Baie Saint-Paul. This is one of several trails available in the Parc National des Grands Jardins. An intermediate-level trail... this trail has...More

Thank Lechoix
Reviewed 10 August 2017

My friend and I decided to do the Via Ferrata "La Montée" in the Grands Jardins near Baie St-Paul. We booked online, was quite easy. Showed up for 10am start and lucky us, we were the only 2 person with our super guide JP. It's...More

1  Thank nanswer
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We were traveling with two teenagers and are not expert hikers. The 4+ Km walk up on the Mont du lac de Cygnes is not easy by any stretch, but it is lovely and the paths are well groomed. Take a full water bottle and...More

2  Thank Catherine2779
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We spent a day here during a recent trip to Quebec. The views of the mountains and lakes were beautiful. After driving the paved roads to the nature center we drove the dirt road along the lakes to several river access points. We also took...More

Thank Milford_PaMooseman
Reviewed 21 July 2017

During our round trip in Canada we visited several national and provincial parks. This park was my personal favorite because of the changing landscapes and the beautiful mountains. We were lucky to see a moose in the middle of the road when we returned home...More

3  Thank Bert B
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Had a few hours for hiking. This trail is pretty popular but was not overcrowded when we were there. The trails are impeccably maintained, like gnomes rake the gravel every morning. The climb was not too difficult and the scenery is beautiful.

Thank Elsie1775
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I was recently in Grands Jardins, for the second time in four years. Unlike my first trip when I'd hiked in beautiful early fall weather and with fall colours in effect, this was one rugged wintry experience. I went up Mont du Lac de Cygnes...More

Thank JanT18
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I found Parc National Des Grands Jardins to be incredibly beautiful and unspoiled by tourism and development. If this park were anywhere near a large city, it would be overrun with people. It's far enough from Quebec City ( which is not that big) that...More

Thank travelbunny_toronto
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We visited the Grands Jardins and the Haute Gorges in this region. both were excellent with surprisingly different scenery. At the Grands Jardins we drove up to the Chute walk which was impressively remote.

Thank LegoLycra
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Excellent snowshoeing in the winter. We did not encounter many people on the trails. We went off trail a lot and let the XC skiiers have their tracks. Perfect powder.

Thank Deborah L
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Kit M
8 July 2015|
Response from newmarty2014 | Reviewed this property |
I was there recently-biker myself but not on this trip-saw many bikers on the roads (all levels)-drivers seemed to be respectful to them. (hope you like hills!) Don't know about camping-only did day hikes-lots of people on... More