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Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

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103 chemin du Parc-National | Sortie # 182 Sur De La Route 175, Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, Quebec G3C 2T5, Canada
+1 418-848-3169 ext. 6
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Les Loupes hike to the first lookout point (there are two) in November. We originally wanted to do the hike to the second lookout, but daylight is short in November and we did not leave early enough. The guy at the desk...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank quelng
Reviewed 17 October 2018

The park covers a large area, and is probably best for those spending several days with intent to hike, ski, snowshoe, or engage in other outdoor activities. It seems to be well suited for lots of outdoor activities. We drove up the valley and really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Note go into entrance called Chemin du Parc- National Sainte -Brigitte-de-Laval off of Hwy 73. Great hike along the cascades right next infor center. Beautiful cascading mountain stream feeding the river. Enjoyed Info center.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dickruemmele
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We stayed at a cabin on the lake at it was fantastic. Whilst the cabin is basic, and you need to take your own linen, it is delightful. You feel part of nature. The national park is beautiful with some great walks.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Debra R
CarolineG3946, Responsable des relations clients at Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

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Reviewed 18 September 2018

At the right level ( 0.7m to 1.0m ) the river desecent from Jetee is fantastic. Exceptional setting with memorable walks, La Croisee to the rock (17km ), excellent. Sadly the campsite we stayed on for 3 nights, Alluvons, over a weekend, full to capacity,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Haselor
CarolineG3946, Responsable des relations clients at Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thanks for your comment. We know that the toilet blocks need some revemping and it’s on the next 3 years plan. Hope you will be back to see it!

Reviewed 28 August 2018

I went to the park specifically to experience the 11km Les Loups trail. This is not a loop and is 11km round trip. The park guide book estimates that it takes 3.5 hours to the second lookout and back. However, as someone of average hiking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DaniSouz
CarolineG3946, Responsable des relations clients at Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Only thirty minutes from Quebec City this Parc should not be missed in good weather. You can paddle board, tube, kayak or canoe down this beautifully peaceful and natural river. Any level of expertise has a venue. Settled in the low mountains of Quebec the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

A long walk at l’éperon trail feels great. Good challenge and very nice view You can begin easy on your right or go for the real ascent on your left.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

2 adults and 2 teens visited. It took us about 45 minutes from Quebec City and then longer to get to the visitor center at marker 10. The visitor center had restrooms and a little shop with gifts and some snacks. Then we drove to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

Absolutely beautiful scenery, with trees and the river, although not too many pull-offs for picture-taking. Except for the one visitor center, very rugged and without services (bathrooms, food, etc.) The road we were on changed from a paved road to a gravel road with many...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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19 August 2018|
Response from Susan59travel | Reviewed this property |
We did not actually walk the trails but from what we saw at trailheads, I would not think a stroller would work at all. Even the driving roads got pretty rough at times.
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17 August 2018|
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Response from priscillab643 | Reviewed this property |
I guest. I went with my car. Just tell the Uber the parking lot # you are at :)