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25 Quebec Provincial Parks You Must Take A Road Trip To At Least Once

So many adventures waiting for you.

People around the world are obsessed with traveling, but the truth is that you don't need to travel very far to have an adventure. At least not when you live in a place as vast as Quebec.

There's so much to see and do in this province that it would be a shame to explore the rest of the world without first exploring our own back yard.

There are plenty of great vacation spots and getaway ideas but if you really want to appreciate the beauty of Quebec, you HAVE to check out our Provincial and National Parks.

Here are 25 Quebec Provincial and National Parks you must take a road trip to at least once.

Jean-Pierre-Huard-OKA

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1. Oka National Park

This park has a rich historical and natural heritage. It has four oratories and three chapels as well as the famous wetlands. There are a ton of winter and summer activities including: Snowshoeing, Sledding, Fatbike, Canoeing, Kayaking, Swimming, Hiking, Biking and Stand Up Paddling.

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Forillon National Park

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2. Forillon National Park

Here you can go paddling, cruising or snorkeling as you observe the sea mammals up close. There are 7 different species of whales to spot and even some dolphins and seals. There's also a beach and a ton of hiking trails.

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La Mauricie National Park

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3. Lac Mauricie National Park

With over 150 lakes in the area, this place is truly unique. Did we mention is also has a waterfall? You can take a dip in the natural pools or take a kayak to check out the waterfalls up close.

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Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park

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4. Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Park

This park is the only park in Québec to preserve and enhance a marine environment exclusively. If the blue whales aren't your thing, then check out the Belugas instead. The beauty of this place will truly leave you amazed and there's no shortage of activities.

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Moose

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5. Jacques Cartier National Park

Just 30 minutes north of Quebec City, Jacques Cartier National Park is perfect for people who want to observe wildlife. There's moose, deer, foxes, wolves, bears, and over 100 different types of birds.

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Grands Jardins National Park

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6. Grands-Jardins National Park

Impressive fishing and lush vegetation. The park itself has camping, hiking, wildlife, canoe and kayaking. Plus in the winter there's skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing.

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Mingan Archipelago National Park

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7. Mingan Archipelago National Park

This place is a stunning example of what nature can do given enough time. Erosion created some amazing limestone sculptures on the beach. It is absolutely stunning.

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Plaisance National Park

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8. Plaisance National Park

Home to a variety of birds, including Canadian geese, this place is heaven for bird watchers. They also have loads of water activites: Row boating, kayaking, canoeing, and of course, swimming.

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9. Aiguebelle National Park

This park is home to several geological phenomenons and there's no shortage of wildlife including moose, beavers, bison and herons.

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10. Anticosti National Park

A wild island surrounded by huge cliffs and ocean views. If that's not enough perhaps the canyons and water falls will change your mind.

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11. Bic National Park

A truly unique park complete with all the sights and smells of the ocean. This place is known for having one the world's prettiest sunsets.

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12. Fjord du Saguenay National Park

One of the most exceptional panoramas you'll ever lay eyes upon. This place has so many migrating birds that it has become famous for its bird observatory.

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13. Frontenac National Park

So much is packed into this area, it's impossible to cover it all. 200 species of birds, 30 species of mammals, lakes, ponds, rivers, water activities, amazing bike trails, camping and a variety of plants and flowers the like of which you've never seen.

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14. Gaspesie National Park

This is THE place for long walks. With so much beauty surrounding you it'll be hard to choose where to look. Don't forget your camera at home or you'll regret it.

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15. Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park

In Quebec we definitely have a talent for giving unnecessarily long names to places. This place features some of the deepest gorges East of the Rockies.

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16. l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé National Park

You see what I mean with the long names? This is the place to see the famous pierced rock which has become a Quebec icon.

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17. Îles-de-Boucherville National Park

5 adorable islands come together to form this park. Perfect for cyclists, boating enthusiasts and wildlife observers.

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18. Kuururjuaq National Park

Peaks you can't help but climb and rivers you can't help but ride. On a clear day, you can see as far as Labrador.

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19. Lac-Témiscouata National Park

A breathtaking landscape where the forest meets the water. This park is home to the longest and most majestic lakes in the region.

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20. Miguasha National Park

More plants and fossils than you could ever imagine. This place is filled with remnants of a world that existed 380 million years ago. Sure to impress children and grown ups alike.

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21. Mont Megantic National Park

This place is best described as the perfect blend of the earth and the stars. It is the most sought after area for outdoor activities as well as for scientific research.

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22. Mont Orford National Park

This place has some of the most beautiful lookouts in the region. There's a huge variety of birds as well as amphibians and reptiles. This is also the best place for snow-shoeing and cross country skiing.

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23. Mont Saint Bruno National Park

Boasting 5 lakes, orchards and even a historical windmill as well as 200 different bird species.

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24. Mont Tremblant National Park

Probably one of the most famous parks on this list. 6 rivers, 400 lakes and streams, this place truly is a paradise. Part of Quebec's historic patrimony this place has to be on your bucket list and it's only an hour and a half away.

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25. Pingualuit National Park

One of the great wonders of Quebec, this place is known for it's massive meteor crater. It is over 1,4 million years old making it one of the most recent meteor impact areas in Quebec.

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