Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Breakaway44
Brossard, Canada476 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
What a beautiful site this National Park! Unfortunately it is a little under-staffed and one of the main trail was closed. The reason: a tree fell on the trail... To me its a bit stupid as you only have to walk over it or around it. Anyway the park itself has a lot of beautiful mountains on the river and is worth the trip. Warning: You must buy your ticket online in advance (which we did) but make sure that you have the bar code to open the gates as there are no attendant. The invoice you get with the email confirming your purchase does not have that code so make sure you have it in advance as there is no or limited cellular reception and you may not be able to get it off your phone.
Written June 23, 2021
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Sis D
Montreal, Canada81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Solo
I chose Les Loups trail for it's difficulty and view points and I wasn't disappointed. Driving from the entrance to the starting point of the trail may be long, but the view is beautiful with the tall mountains and the winding river. There is ample parking however, looking for the entrance at the starting point was a little tricky. The path is well paved and not too rocky. There are a lot of steep sections but they aren't too long. The first view point takes about 45 minutes to get to and is beautiful. I kept going for the 2nd viewpoint and this trail was longer than expected. There are a few tricky parts but slow and steady got me to the top for a breathtaking view. The whole trail took me about 4hrs including rest. It really tested my endurance. Definitely will return to try out the other trails. Note that there are sections with limited cell phone signal if you want to send updates of your hike, important when hiking solo.
Written September 21, 2021
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada1,418 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
As we entered the park, there was a massive lineup to get into it. After all, it was a long weekend. We arrived at around 9 am, and the parking lot for L'Eperon trail is already at capacity. Understandably, the iconic views from that trail are drop dead gorgeous. In that trail, the viewpoints are on the left side of the fork. While steep, it is worth it at the top. Sepaq's brochure advertised it to be 2.25 hours long but we took at least 3 because we couldn't stop taking pictures.

The visitor centre has full services as well as a gorgeous beach and a bridge containing a beautiful viewpoint as well. We wanted to explore more but we had to go back to Ontario at that time so it's cut short. Maybe next time!
Written October 21, 2022
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AsierOsacar
Ottawa, Canada18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
My partner and i stayed in one of the campings for 2 nights. Loved the national park, hiking and the peace in there. Camping sites are big and separate enough between each other for a little privacy. We will come back for sure.
Written September 4, 2020
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Written September 8, 2020
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Celia P
Montreal, Canada1,014 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Friends
It’s one of the nicest park I’ve visited in Quebec. More or less 3h30 from Montreal, this park brings you beautiful mountains views, long river and many trails to hike. Trails are easy to access as it’s well indicated (once you know which trail you want to hike, find the KM sign that has the starting point of your trail). Parking is available near each trail starting point. We’ve done the Sentier des Loups, which is more or less 10 KM round trip. Very demanding but worth every second for the two points of view. Took us about 5 hours the entire hike (stopped at each point of view and ate all the way at the top). I would go back in a heat beat.

Enjoy:)
Written August 31, 2020
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Written September 8, 2020
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada12,390 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
We went for a drive today and ended up in Jacques-Cartier National Park. Despite the name, this is a Quebec park, not a Federal one.
The gate was unstaffed and we were able to drive in without paying (an advantage to Nov. 3rd, I suppose). However the information centre and store were open, as were the washrooms.
We had a beautiful drive through the park and a couple of very short hikes, mostly for photography. It was a beautiful, sunny day with the temperature varying from 2 to 5 degrees Celcius. I would have loved to go for a longer hike but my wife wasn't up to it today, so we opted not to do so.
The downside of November is that the deciduous trees had lost their leaves. I'm sure that the colour would have been wonderful 3 weeks ago.
Written November 3, 2021
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doreenmct
Albany, NY19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We were visiting Quebec City and decided to go snowshoeing. Took a drive to Jacques-Cartier Parc and it was beautiful! We did an easy trail, about an hour and a half with a lot of stopping to take pictures. It was really that beautiful.
Written February 21, 2020
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Merci pour votre commentaire!
Written March 10, 2020
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monkeycowmeow
Elma, NY456 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Loved this park! Plenty of trails to choose from and there is one for every ability level. We rented kayaks for a few hours and really enjoyed that experience. Rental process was quick and easy. Just the drive through the park alone is nice. Very relaxing place, never felt crowded.
Written July 31, 2022
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Christina A
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Gorgeous national park. The landscape is breathtaking! A definite must see if you are a nature buff or simply hoping to take a nice hike. Park map clearly identifies family friendly, intermediate and advanced trails. Good place for camping, canoeing, kayaking.
Written August 30, 2021
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Richard B
Owen Sound, Canada171 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Family
dont expect to be treated well here if you don't speak french. We were sent home with no recourse after driving 1500 km to this park for a family vacation simply because we had a cat.

There was no help whatsoever, the attitude was simply, "you have a cat, get out" and they didn't care that we had no place to go and were so far from home.

When we finally made it back home to Ontario we submitted a complaint about this ridiculous rule which was so "strictly enforced" only to get a reply telling us "too bad you should have studied your trip more". The RULES were given to us in FRENCH ONLY and this rule was in small print buried back on the third page. Nobody told us about the rule when booking the trip, when checking in, or while there. Only when a park staff happened to walk by and see the cat ON A LEASH sitting quietly under a tree, that we were immediately expelled from the park.

It is a ridiculous rule that needs to be overturned, and the attitude they had was disgusting.

We will never go to Quebec again, especially it's national parks.
Written November 13, 2012
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Dear sir, We are sorry to hear that you were not made to feel welcome in the Jacques Cartier National Park. We take customer service very seriously, both in English and in French. When hiring staff who are going to be in direct contact with our visitors, we seek out those who are bilingual. Should our staff meet language difficulties, they know they can seek help from a colleague or a superior. Concerning the rules on domestic animals, the decision of the Sépaq to prohibit domestic animals from national parks is the result of an objective, thorough analysis. A literary review conducted in 2012 provided more insight into the impact of the presence of domestic animals in the parks. In addition, the views of park visitors on this issue were collected during two separate surveys. Even on leash, cats and dogs can be the sources of disease and parasites. They can transmit the parvovirus, which can cause massive mortality among wolf cubs. Studies have also confirmed that dogs retain their hunting instincts like cats, even if domesticated. If they are not leashed, they can chase, hurt and kill mammals or birds. Two sources indicate that unfortunately, over 90% of dog owners fail to keep their dogs on leash despite a mandatory regulation (Chester 2001; Martinetto and Cugnasse 2001) to this effect. We know that some visitors are unaware of these rules when they come to the park. It is for this reason that our customer service agents have a list of pet shelters on hand as well as a list of campsites able to accept campers travelling with pets. We gave you that list and tried our best to help you to find another camping. We hope that this information will allow you to better understand our rules, and we hope to see you again at one of our national parks.
Written November 26, 2012
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