Parc national de la Gaspésie and Wildlife reserve
Parc national de la Gaspésie
A mecca for hiking and backcountry skiing, the Parc national de la Gaspésie is your gateway to extraordinary mountain environments. The Chic-Choc and McGerrigle mountain ranges dominate the park. With an elevation of 1,270 metres, Mont Jacques-Cartier is the second highest peak in Quebec. This high elevation has a profound influence on the climate, giving rise to a unique landscape and invaluable biodiversity. The arctic and alpine plants and the tundra landscapes create habitat for a herd of woodland caribou, the last representatives of this species south of the St. Lawrence River.
Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs (wildlife reserve)
Just outside the Parc national, the Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs also gives outdoor enthusiasts the chance to discover breathtaking Appalachian landscapes, including the barren summits of Mont Blanche-Lamontagne (940 m), Mont Vallières-de-Saint-Réal (940 m), Mont Hog’s Back (830 m) and Mont Brown (920 m). The imposing mountains form a stunning backdrop for fishing and big game hunting (moose and bear). Further north, deep glacial valleys stretch toward the municipalities of Mont-Saint-Pierre and Mont-Louis. Even more vast than the Parc national, the reserve offers visitors endless opportunities to fall under the spell of this untamed wilderness.