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Our Certified Regional Parks

Outdoor enthusiasts, get ready to enjoy the generous nature of Quebec’s regional parks. From hiking to snowshoeing, mountain biking to kayaking, canoeing to fishing and interpretation centers to kids’ playgrounds, the regional parks offer you a natural, healthy and accessible environment.

PaRQ accreditation is a seal of quality. It demonstrates the professionalism of regional parks, the quality of the outdoor experience they offer and their good practices in all aspects of their operations, including risk management and sustainable development.

see the map of our regional parks
 

Parc régional du Mont-Ham

Complete immersion in a world where nature and its roots take over

Mont-Ham Regional Park is a destination known for its hiking trails and the spectacular view from its summit: a 360-degree panorama of forest and agricultural landscapes. Mount Ham Regional Park is also a place where we cultivate precious links with our Aboriginal roots. In partnership with the Grand Council of the Waban-Aki Nation, various activities have been developed to promote and share ancestral knowledge: interpretation panels along the Legends Trail, Abenaki space, teepee accommodation, etc.

A guaranteed favorite
All outdoor enthusiasts will be delighted by the different levels of intensity offered in the park, with a summit that dominates the region at an altitude of 713 meters. From beginner to expert, the marked trails that crisscross the mountain total 18 km.

Camping at the summit
The Parc régional du Mont-Ham being a biological refuge, it is not possible to camp at the summit, except during activities supervised by the park. That's why we offer you the opportunity to join our organized outings, to enjoy a unique experience for a night at the top of the mountain.

Perfect for children
The Mont-Ham Regional Park welcomes many schools, since the routes are adapted to children and allow to reach the summit in a reasonable time. This is the perfect family activity! Moreover, you will be welcomed by a friendly and cheerful team.

 

 

Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux

Lodging, sea kayaking, Via Ferrata and much more

Sky-high experience !

The Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux is an outdoor lover's ultimate playground.This adventure park on the shores of the Saguenay Fjord with Dôme, suspended spheres, camping, log cabins and tree houses, offers a real chance to experience one extreme to another. Choose from sea-kayaking, via ferrata, high ropes courses and zip-lines or just take it easy on a light hike or family picnic.

TERFA - Secteur Le Canyon des Portes de l'Enfer

The Canyon des Portes de l’Enfer was located at 35 km of Rimouski via 232. It begins with the waterfall Grand Sault and stretching on 5 km. The main activity, hiking spends about 30 min to 5h30 hours. The managed trail of 1 to 18 km is accessible for many people. Ours path was certified by RandoQuébec.

Many attractions were here:

  • The Grand Sault, a waterfall of 20 meter high
  • The Descente aux Enfers, a up and down stair of 300 hundred steps
  • A highest suspension bridge in Québec with is 63 meter high
  • The  chute Chaud , a small waterfall of 20 meter high
  • A Maze of hell
  • The only one immersive path in Bas St-Laurent; Les Portes d’Oniria and Diable route where meet imaginary and technology
  • Marsh trail
  • Log driver camp
  • Night activity included a legend lighted falls, soundtrack and others lighting effect. Reservation are required
  • Geocaching
  • Picnic areas
  • Primitive campground
  • Leashed pets allowed with certain exceptions

Vallée Bras-du-Nord

A piece of heaven only an hour away from Quebec!

The Vallée Bras-du-Nord is a must-see outdoor destination, offering 80 kilometers of hiking and snowshoeing trails, more than 100 kilometers of single-track mountain bike trails and 17.5 kilometers of quiet river descents. Canyoning, via ferrata, fat biking, Hok skiing and guided off-piste skiing are also outdoor activities on offer.

With its magnificent falls and its breathtaking viewing points, Vallée Bras-du-Nord is one little piece of heaven for the outdoors enthusiasts!

 

Parc régional de la Chute-à-Bull

Wonders of history and the outdoors!

The Chute-à-Bull Regional Park offers visitors six (6) kilometers of hiking and snowshoeing trails bordered by interpretation panels that allow them to discover the history of the log drive and the cutting of ancestral wood.

Three (3) shelters and one (1) campsite welcome hikers wishing to extend their stay or those who enjoy long hikes. A covered bridge crossing the river, breathtaking views and an 18-metre high waterfall are the park's main attractions. Its trails lead, in a southern direction, to the village of Saint-Côme and its many activities and, in a northwestern direction, to the Sentier national en Matawinie, its wilderness and refuges.

Parc régional des Grandes-Coulées

The parc régional des Grandes-Coulées is a must for outdoor activities in the L'Érable region! It includes two areas accessible for free. The Forêt ancienne counts 10 km of trails along the beautiful Rivière Noire plus its many activities for the family: fishing, hiking, biking, bikejoring, canicross, hebertism, GPS rally, bird watching and eclusive rental for a night in a rustic accommodation.

The Grande-Tourbière-de-Villeroy, becoming a protected ecological reserve, has 3 km of trails including 1,2 km of boardwalk. Access is free from sunrise to sunset. Dogs on a leash at all times are accepted (in the Forêt Ancienne area only)!

Parc régional Kiamika

An exceptional place for exceptional moments!

Located less than 200 km from Montreal, the Kiamika Regional Park is a well-kept secret that surprises by its splendour and its wild aspect! With a surface area of 184 km², the park contains an immense body of water of about sixty square kilometres comprising a dozen lakes and about forty islands and islets, including the large White Partridge Island and the small Partridge Island.

Parc régional de la Forêt Ouareau

Your access to nature ... close to Montreal!

Covering a little over 150 km², the Ouareau Forest Regional Park offers a vast territory for outdoor enthusiasts. It can be accessed from the following sectors: Massif, Grande-Jetée, Grande-Vallée, Pont Suspendu and Contreforts. The park is endowed with a mountainous massif incorporating a network of multifunctional trails (hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing) of 120 km. Numerous shelters and rustic camping sites allow hikers to extend their stay. Crossed by a magnificent river, the Ouareau Forest features numerous wilderness lakes and several climbing walls offered in collaboration with the Fédération québécoise de la montagne et de l'escalade. This is a complete offer that will satisfy the outdoor enthusiast!

 

Le Parc régional Montagne du Diable

A park to get away from it all!

Come enjoy Montagne du Diable Regional Park! With over 100 km2 of terrain it is a paradise for any outdoor enthusiasts. Our 3 sectors will charm you in summer and winter. The Montagne du Diable regional park has become a must-see destination in the Laurentians.

NEW ! Discover the brand new Windigo lake and fall’s sector! A haven of natural beauty in the shadow of the majestic Montagne du Diable. Take a break in either one of the tiny houses. Or if camping is more your style, stay at the rustic campsites on the Windigo peninsula. Whatever your style, the Windigo sector has something for everyone to discover!

Parc régional du Massif du sud

Discover the Parc du Massif du Sud and its beautiful region Chauidières-Appalaches

The Massif du Sud Regional Park is a must. This outdoor destination stands out for its exceptional environment and the diversity of its recreational offer. Think about it!

Characterized by its mountainous massif reaching 917m above sea level, a vast network of paths crosses the valleys of the park and leads you to surprising panoramas. The old-growth forests, flamboyant in the fall, contrast with the purity of the crystal-clear waters of rivers.

 

 

 

Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles

Ultimate ecotouristic destination 

The Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors. A unique attraction, this protected wildlife area is the largest in the metropolitan region. What could be more exciting than watching the animal world in its natural habitat?

Parc du Domaine Vert

Parc du Domaine Vert has a wide range of outdoor activities for you

Located in Mirabel, the Parc du Domaine Vert offers a wide variety of solo or family activities. 

The entrance fee for the summer season includes access to the picnic area, bike paths, walking loops, the outdoor pool with integrated water games, the bathers cottage (toilets, showers, lockers that can be locked), the volleyball court, the ground-based Hébertice Trail (children 4-10 years), the various playgrounds, the mountain bike, the Mountain Bike Club, the pumptrack as well as the bicycle repair and washing station.

Located in the middle of a forest of tall pines, The AERIAL ROUTE of the Domaine Vert will allow you to discover the pleasure of climbing trees. A true immersion in the intimacy of nature! Courses of increasing difficulty are set up to allow participants to evolve, regardless of their skill level. The routes are carried out safely thanks to climbing equipment. Fun assured, it is the adventure activity of the Park.

The park also offers rental cottages, and rooms for special occasions as well as a day camp service in the summer for children. Some specific trails for hiking with a dog are open. Permission to bring your dog with you is subject to a number of conditions, including keeping your dog on a leash at all times and under constant supervision.

The entrance fee for the winter season includes access cross-country ski trails, hiking loops, snowshoeing trails, heated skating hut, snow hill, rental shop (winter only) and fatbike trails.

Parc de la rivière Batiscan

Nature pure and simple, easy to access.

Just 30 minutes from Trois-Rivières, the Batiscan River Park will charm you whether you are a thrill-seeker or want to relax in nature.  

This park divided into 3 sectors offers many activities such as Via Ferrata, tree climbing, zip lines, canoe, kayak and paddle board rentals (to be determined for the 2021 season), river access, fishing, hiking and even nature interpretation activities guided by biologists.
 
To enhance your stay, camp on one of our intimate and wooded sites or discover our various rental accommodations in our Ready to Camp formula! If you're looking for nature and rusticity, try our new cabins in the Grand-Bassin sector.

Parc régional du Mont-Saint-Joseph

Outdoor mecca in Baie-des-Chaleurs

Mont-Saint-Joseph offers an exceptional area for outdoor enthusiasts: 35 km of hiking trails, 24 km of mountain bike trails (including 18 km of single track trails), a climbing wall sanctioned by the FQME, and 20 km of winter trails for fatbike, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and walking in the heart of Carleton-sur-Mer. After your excursion, head to the summit for a night of glamping in one of our geodomes built on a mountainside. Along the way, explore the chapel built in 1935 and our large belvedere, which offers a breathtaking view of Baie-des-Chaleurs. At the Visitor Centre, you will learn more about our history and the Mi'gmaq Nation, for whom Mont Saint-Joseph is an important gathering place.

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Club d'Escalade et de Randonnée Montagne D'Argent

Need an energy boost? The prescription is Montagne d'Argent 5 times a year!

Savour the present by hiking, snowshoeing, rock climbing or ice climbing. At Montagne d'Argent, everything is focused on that magic moment. Our mountain trails, judged to have the best panoramas in the Laurentians, are physically challenging, and our rock and ice centres are accessible to all. Developed and managed by outdoor enthusiasts, our welcome and campfire nights are legendary. We await your arrival.

Centre de la côte Boisée- Groupe Plein Air Terrebonne

For 30 years now, the Groupe Plein Air Terrebonne has been offering the population the opportunity to learn outdoor sports in an affordable and friendly manner. A non-profit organization, GPAT's activities are aimed at young and old alike, summer and winter. Come visit us and, like us, have fun outdoors all year round!

Parc régional des Chutes Monte-à-Peine-et-des-Dalles

In the middle of the municipalities of Sainte-Béatrix, Saint-Jeande-Matha and Sainte-Mélanie, the park offers a network of 17km hiking trails, camping and picnic areas, walkways, lookouts and a nature interpretation trail. 

Poisson Blanc regional park

Located in the Laurentian region, the Poisson Blanc Regional Park offers unique outdoor experiences in an exceptional wilderness setting!

Immerse yourself in the adventure and immensity of this 85 km2 body of water dotted with islands on which picnic sites and rustic campgrounds are located. Everything you need to get away from it all... or to refuel. With its steep cliffs, sandy beaches and viewpoints overlooking the archipelago at a height of 480 meters, this territory is like no other.

Really, here, we are elsewhere.

Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly

The must-see outdoor family destination in Centre-du-Québec

The Parc régional de la rivière Gentilly offers activities in the great outdoors. It is a must to discover Bécancour and its region, a few minutes from Trois-Rivières. 

Société Duvetnor

Both wild and inviting, Île aux Lièvres will enchant you !

Silence…relaxation…no meeting…except the one you could have with a grouse family at the bend of a trail or with the hares bustling about in the undergrowth at nightfall…

Tapered at the ends, this island reminds some of a ship, while others consider it the world’s smallest continent! An impressive 13 kilometers in length, it cannot be fully explored in one day. Discover natural lookouts, explore deserted beaches edged in brier roses, find a seal dozing on the upper part of the beach.

Parc régional des Appalaches

The Parc des Appalaches extends over several sectors with many points of interest. The Corporation du Parc des Appalaches has developed a wide variety of outdoor infrastructures. 

The Appalachian Park is the perfect place to practice a wide range of outdoor activities. With its network of 140 km of hiking trails, its lakes and rivers, its mountains with exceptional views, its arched walkway, its lodgings for all tastes.

Base de plein air de Ste-Foy

Your nature space in Quebec City!

The Base Plein Air Ste-Foy is a unique place to practice your outdoor activities!  Come and enjoy our beautiful site and our many outdoor activities! Many activities are offered to satisfy your need to move even in spring.

Parc de Gros Cap

The Magdalene Islands' home to kayakers!

This is the perfect place for combining sea kayaking with a camping trip or a stay at our famous youth hostel. You' ll enjoy a unique blend of sand, sea and cliffs during your holiday. Our central location is ideal for exploring the entire archipelago. Certified training, guided tours and trips are organized on location!

Parc Régional du Bois de Belle-Rivière

An enchanting site for the whole family 

The Bois de Belle-Rivière Regional Park, located in the heart of the Mirabel region, welcomes you in an enchanting setting summer and winter. You will have a great time.

Parc naturel régional de Portneuf


The Regional Natural Park of Portneuf is a large territory where you can practice a multitude of outdoor activities. The exceptional geomorphological attractions make this territory a place of observation, recreation and unique learning!

Administered by a social economy enterprise, the park allows you to visit an exceptional territory and contribute to the preservation and enhancement of it.
 

Parc des Sommets

The Parc Des Sommets De Bromont, an exceptional natural environment for outdoor sports enthusiasts in the Eastern Townships!

The Parc des Sommets in Bromont has 140 km of multi-use trails enjoyed by hikers, runners, cyclists, skiers, snowshoers and riders. The site offers you trail routes for all skill levels set across conservation zones where you’ll discover a rich biodiversity.

Parc régional des Grèves

The Regional Park of Strikes carries the project to create a park accessible to all, in an exceptional natural space. Composed of a mixed forest, a century-old pine forest, and several peat bogs, this territory which borders the banks of the St. Lawrence offers an astonishing variety of ecosystems where territorial conservation and outdoor activities complement each other.

Looking forward to seeing you!

 

Eco-Odyssee Nature Park

Eco-Odyssée Nature Park, a very unique water maze, the only one in the world!

Explore the 5 km of water canals aboard a pedal boat, canoe or paddle board, while discovering the flora and fauna of the marsh. Several adventures available depending on the difficulty level. Adventures at sunset, at night or during the Perseids, there is something for all tastes and for all ages! You can also experience our outdoor Bows and Arrows activity, and marvel at our brand new outdoor multimedia projection telling the story of a beaver.

Parc de la gorge Coaticook – Parc Découverte nature

Discover a magical place in the heart of Coaticook

Parc de la Gorge is an exceptional outdoor center offering many winter and summer activities. The Parc Découverte Nature is located less than 20 km (15 minutes by car) from the Parc de la Gorge in Coaticook. It offers an introduction to pond fishing (equipment provided) as well as Acoatica, an interactive indoor and outdoor game.

Parc régional de Beauharnois-Salaberry

Throughout its network, the Beauharnois-Salaberry Regional Park offers you a kaleidoscope of breathtaking landscapes and ambiances, all within a one-hour drive from Montreal.

The Regional Park is located in the heart of the Beauharnois-Salaberry tourist region and consists of a vast recreational and leisure facility accessible to all for the practice of outdoor activities and healthy lifestyle habits. There are more than 70 km of flat, paved and multifunctional trails for cyclists, pedestrians and in-line skaters.

Les Sentiers de l'Estrie

Walking network of more than 150km in the Eastern Townships

"Les Sentiers de l'Estrie" manages a network of 150 km of hiking trails in the mountains, criss-crossing the most beautiful peaks of the Eastern Townships from Sutton to Richmond and the Stoke Mountains. We offer group hikes from initiation to intermediate level. We offer orientation training in the forest as well as the level 1 training of Rando Québec. We have developed l'École des Sentiers, a training program in rustic, low-impact trail management. 

Our vision; To be the leader and the reference in hiking in the Eastern Townships by our expertise, the quality of our network, the breadth of our membership, the commitment of our volunteers and the
diversity in our program of activities and services."

Parc linéaire Le P'tit Train du Nord

Try walk, run, ride, ski, try… slowing down!

The P'tit Train du Nord is responsible for the development and management of the 234 km multifunctional trail between Mont-Laurier and Bois-des-Filion. From historic railway stations to scenic villages, cycle tourists and other active users can travel on asphalt (65%) or stone dust, enjoying both natural beauty and gourmet breaks.

Our mission is to improve active transportation in the Laurentians and develop sports and social uses. We are linked to Route Verte bike paths and 24,000 km of the Great Trail. Together, we are working for the harmonious future of this infrastructure and we are ensuring its sustainability.

Parc régional Val-David - Val-Morin, secteur Dufresne

Val-David, where nature reigns supreme

Nature tamed just enough to offer fans of the outdoors an ecotourism haven. This protected forest is traversed by hundred of kilometers of hiking, cross country and snowshoe trails, of varying levels of difficulty. Look outs, belvederes and shelters made the experience all the more memorable. Over many years, climbers from all over come and practice their favourite sport enjoying the beautiful panorama of the park. From training walls to overhangs, Val-David's climbing gardens have something for everyone.

 

 

Parc régional de la Rivière-du-Nord

Discovering the Rivière-du-Nord and its Wilson Falls... The park offers a multitude of outdoor activities in all seasons!

The Parc régional de la Rivière-du-Nord is a place known for its cultural heritage landscape. The park offers its visitors a site of predilection for the practice of a multitude of outdoor activities in all seasons. Interpretation trails will guide visitors to the falls and the remains of the former pulp mill.

Canyon Sainte-Anne

WALKING IN PURE NATURE

Discover the spectacular canyon carved out of the 1.2 billion year old rock by a 74 m waterfall, its mini canyon and its giant's kettle. Cross three suspension bridges, one of which is 60 meters high! Fly over the chasm at 50 km/h with AirCANYON and solve the riddles of the Roc-Ambolesque rally. Make fantastic discoveries! A ride for the whole family... including your pet!

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