In the early 20th century, this area was known for its fantastic fishing locations. Visitors were amazed by the carpets of ground lichen and the exceptional Arctic vegetation at this latitude, they therefor decided to name it “Parc National des Grands-Jardins”. Today, this national parc is still visited by anglers, but it also accommodates hikers, campers, bikers, and vacationers. It has the privilege of forming one of the core zones of the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve, a status granted to the region by UNESCO.
This table will help you plan your stay. These prices are for access to the park and to its amenities. All prices are tax included.
|Age||Price (taxes included)|
|17 and under||FREE|
|Annual Park Card (12 months)||46.25$|
Parc national des Grands-Jardins is popular for its herd of woodland caribou and spruce lichen that you can find around the park, which is unusual at this latitude. Discover this 310km2 taste of Québec's Far North: you will encounter beautiful flora, nice climates, interesting wildlife, and the beauty of its landscapes shaped by fire. While staying at the park, you will probably meet its animal emblem, the Spruce Grouse. This bold bird is very friendly and will come up to you by parading, clucking, and spreading its short wings and tail feathers! The male is adorned with large bright red eyebrows, called eyebrow wattles. You will find him on the hiking trails, and the noise it makes when taking off surprises many hikers!
Here are some of the activities we offer at the park! These fun ventures will be sure to lighten up your day and keep you happy and healthy! They are suitable for all ages.
21 QC-381, Charlevoix, QC G4A 1C2