Discover the 10 best things to do and see in Old Québec. A stay is not complete without visiting these must-see attractions.
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier - Sépaq
QC, G3C 2T5
This park, considered a natural historical monument, is in one of Québec's most beautiful glacial valleys. It has a surface area of 670 sq. km (67 000 sq. acres) and is criss-crossed by over 100 km (62.1 miles) of hiking trails. A popular boating river runs right through it. Located 30 minutes from Old Québec, the park is one of the region's major attractions.
In the summer, you can go for a hike or learn more about local flora and fauna by participating in different activities with park naturalists serving as tour guides. You can go fishing, mountain bike across the valley, or canoe or kayak down the river. Unwind in this peaceful natural setting. The enchanting décor, multiple trails through the woods and range of accommodation options make the park a wonderful vacation destination.
In the winter, there are so many ways to have fun outdoors in the valley. Kilometre upon kilometre of trails are waiting to be explored while snowshoeing, hiking, Nordic skiing, backcountry Hok skiing, wilderness skiing or kicksledding. Take a fatbike out on the snow, squeal with glee like a child as you race down the hill on a sled or do a figure eight while skating. In the evening, you can go warm up in your cottage or yurt so you can be ready to play in the snow the next day.
The park has a network of 11 snowshoeing trails stretching out over 78.7 km (48.9 miles). If you want to have a snack or warm up, stop by any of the…Read
Cottages and Houses
Extend your visit by staying at one of our cottages or EXP. Cottages for 2 to 14 people equipped with all the comforts of home (electricity, running…Read
Vast mountainous plateau measuring 670 km² (268 sq. miles) with deep gorges, at the bottoms of which are rivers whose steady flow is interrupted by…Read
Wildlife and Bird Watching
The forests and bodies of water in Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier are home to a wide variety of plant and animals, which with a little patience…Read
Something new! Since last winter, the park offers a 350-metre ice pathway where skaters can admire the river and the beautiful valley landscapes…Read
Fishing and Hunting
Fishing is an integral part of the park's history. Cast a line during your visit and, who knows, you might have some impressive tales to tell about…Read
Fatbikes are bicycles equipped with oversized tires for ideal traction on snowy or sandy surfaces. There are more than 20 km (12.4 miles) of fatbike…Read
Canoeing and Kayaking
See the park from a new perspective by exploring the Jacques-Cartier river. Nearly 26 km (16 miles) of boating pleasure for beginners and experts…Read
Parks, Reserves and Resorts
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier is host to one of the most beautiful glacial valleys in Québec, the spectacular Vallée de la Jacques-Cartier. The…Read
Quatre Natures offers a shuttle service departing from Old Québec every day all year.
Open All Days
The park is open year-round and has variable opening hours. To consult them, go to: parcsquebec.com/jacquescartier
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Free Outdoor on Site
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