Parc National de la Gaspesie

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Parc National de la Gaspesie

Parc National de la Gaspesie
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A hiking hotspot, Parc national de la Gaspésie gives visitors access to an extraordinary mountain environment. The Chic-Chocs and McGerrigle Mountains cross the park. Among them, Mont Jacques Cartier is the second highest peak in Québec. The altitude of these mountains deeply influences the climate that moulds the landscape and creates a diversity of species unique to Québec, and even the world. Arctic-alpine plants and tundra landscapes form a habitat for a herd of woodland caribou, the last representatives of this species south of the St. Lawrence.
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Sophie G
2 contributions
Beautiful landscape, steep prices
Aug. 2020
We backpacked through Gaspesie on the SIA for 4 days. It was beautiful, but ultimately very expensive to do so. SEPAQ charged for each day we were in the park, camping each night, and a high cost for the shuttle to get to the trail. Not recommended if you are on a tight budget.
Written April 13, 2021
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Thank you for your comment. We try to offer affordable accommodation with the level of serivces of a national park. We will continue to pay attention to pricing to allow the greatest possible accessibility.
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DanBoy11
Montreal, Canada130 contributions
Sentier Ernest-Laforce
Sep. 2020
À 5 km hike in a well maintained trail. This is an intermediary level hike with 150 m going up. The views are magnificent and it is an ideal trail to begin discovery of the Chic-Chocs mountains in Gaspésie.
Written September 9, 2020
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Thank you for your comment. We are glad you liked this trail.
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GeorgeFMarkhamON
Toronto, Canada2,900 contributions
Beautiful but haphazardly maintained
Aug. 2020
This is a PROVINCIAL Park, not a Canadian NATIONAL Park. Definitely not as well maintained as the Canadian parks. Long lineups for information. Little parking available. Trails unevenly signed. Information not specific enough for trails. Food store horrendously expensive. BUT a beautiful area, and well worth the visit.
Make sure that you have pre-purchased the permit online (not very easy - poor website).
Written August 28, 2020
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Thank you for your comment. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) protected area management categories classify protected areas according to their management objectives. The categories are recognized by international bodies such as the United Nations and by many national governments as the global standard for defining and recording protected areas and as such are increasingly being incorporated into government legislation. Gaspésie National Park corresponds to category II, ie a national park. That is why it bears this name rather than a provincial park. With regard to the wait and the lack of parking, it is true that the park was extremely popular and that we faced a record year of traffic. We work tirelessly to improve the visitor experience and make it enjoyable and safe.
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Catherine M
Montreal, Canada338 contributions
For nature lovers
Aug. 2020 • Family
Beautiful national parc, in the middle of the forest. With many different places to discover and explore. There is something to do for every activity levels. We did the hike to the falls since we were traveling with a dog and it is one of the only hikes that accept dogs. It had beautiful views.
Written August 13, 2020
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Thank you for your comment !
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Lyncroft
Quebec254 contributions
Mont Olivine
Jun. 2020
Trail leaving from the Center de découverte was easy to follow at the beginning but got a lot steepier, even quite rockier at the end. Nice falls on the way and the river is a good place to dip in your tired feet. Great view on the mountains around. Count about 4 hours back & forth. Pick your day to go; it can very hot.
Written August 11, 2020
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Thank you for your comment !
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jkdussault
Laval, Canada317 contributions
Great hike for the view and wildlife!
Aug. 2020
We went hiking up Mont Jacques Cartier. What an amazing hike. We saw caribou in their natural habitat. The hike itself is moderate. It is quite rocky and I would recommend trail shoes or hiking boots. It is quite windy when you get towards the top. I wore just a pair of shorts and a t-shirt, but some people around me were in full winter gear. They had jackets, pants, gloves, hats, etc.

If you want to hike it, you have to take a mandatory shuttle bus (a yellow school bus) to the start of the trail. It is $7.50/adult and one child is free for a paying adult. otherwise there is a fee for the child as well. I can't remember the price. There is a lake that you can go see midway up. There are some stairs to climb as well. There is an observation tower at the top. There is also a 1 km caribou trail that i would highly recommend. we saw about 4-5 caribou while hiking on the trail.

It says that it takes 4-5 hours....It took us about an 1 hour and 25 minutes to hike up to the tower. Then we walked slowly on the caribou trail looking for them. It took us about an 1 hour and 15 minutes to hike down. there are 2 adults and 2 kids that were on this trip.

you may want to plan your return trip with whatever bus you want to get on. we just missed the 2:15pm one and waited 45 minutes for the next one. make sure to bring enough water and snacks.
Written August 8, 2020
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Thank you for this detailled comment. For the shuttle service, all the children are free when they travel with there family; ;-)
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paulapgmello
2 contributions
Mont Jacques Cartier - do NOT recommend
Aug. 2020 • Couples
Probably the park is better, but this trail I DO NOT recommend AT ALL. Worst trail I've ever done (and I've done plenty). The trail itself is too steep (do NOT attempt unless you're strong at cardio), composed of slippery rocks, and surrounded by pine trees, mosquitoes and flies, so nothing to see. When you get to the top, it's mostly foggy and you can barely see Caribou. Not worth the time and effort, there are better ways to spend the day in the park. Plus, it is a miracle if you manage to go down without falling, due to all the small and slippery rocks.
Written August 3, 2020
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We're sorry to find you disliked this trail. The Mont-Jacques-Cartier trail is indeed classified as difficult, which means: significant elevation, mountainous route, preparation and good physical condition required. You have to be well prepared and be careful on this kind of trail. Weather conditions can also make the ascent more difficult. Rain, wind, mist can arrive quickly and visibility can change in a matter of moments. We hope to welcome you again to allow you to discover a trail that better meets your expectations. Looking forward!
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Abby0112
Waterloo, Canada20 contributions
Things to know before you go - Camping Mont Jacques Cartier
Jul. 2020
This park is a gem. We will definitely be back.

We camped at the Mont Jacques Cartier camp ground, and really wished we had taken the time to do a bit more research before we arrived. Here are some things we wish we had known:
- the campground is close to an hour along a gravel road from the main visitor centre; make sure you map accordingly (we had not planned on the extra time).
- the campground is great for hiking Mont Jacques Cartier but far less convenient for all other hikes.
- there is no potable water on site (we went to a different camp ground to fill up our containers).
- there is no cell coverage in the park (we had not brought maps with us, but luckily the people in the visitor centre at this campground were very helpful in answering all the questions that we were unable to google).
- good comfort station and place to wash dishes.
Written July 31, 2020
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We are sorry to find that you did not have all the information when you made your reservation. The Mont-Jacques-Cartier campsite is in fact more isolated than the other campsites in the park. It allows you to completely drop out if that is your wish. We look forward to welcoming you again to allow you to discover other areas of the park.
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Levent K
Quebec, Canada19 contributions
Beautiful
Jun. 2020 • Family
Amazing! Beautiful National Parc. Informative and friendly information desk.
Well prepared booklets.
Well groomed, signed trails for every level.
Written June 27, 2020
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JamesKMTan
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia21,732 contributions
Hiking place with a view
Sep. 2019 • Friends
This huge national park is a hiking heaven with numerous trails of various skill levels. Some of the trails allow dogs on leach.

We took the Le Mont Ernest Laforce trail. The return trip was about 2.5 hours. It is not that difficult. We saw few types of birds and moose on the way down. The view at the top is truly amazing and worth the effort.

We saw an otter swimming in the Cascapedia river as we were heading to Perce.
Written September 7, 2019
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Thank you for you comment. You are right, since May 2019, the park offers 2 trails for dogs on leach. We hope to see you again
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