[Get Away to the Great Outdoors]
Québec is huge, much of it still untamed, and graced with just about every kind of landscape imaginable: wooded hills, grassy plains, rugged mountains, gorges and cliffs, dense forests, countless lakes and rivers, and bounteous parks and reserves, not to mention 6000 km (3725 mi) of coastline. Looking for nature? This is where you'll find it.

Hunting and Fishing

Adventure Unlimited

Québec's Far North

Main Parks and Wildlife Reserves in Quebec

The province is home to some 700 animal species, and a multitude of different varieties of fish and birds. Quebecers aren't the only ones to feel pride in all this carefully preserved natural splendour - UNESCO has declared both the Charlevoix region, with its Grands-Jardins and Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie parks, and Mont-Saint-Hilaire, just outside Montréal, to be world biosphere reserves.

[Hautes-Gorges Riviere Malbaie] Whether you're a dedicated city-dweller or an inveterate nature lover, a hopeless romantic or a seasoned traveller, Québec is the place to get away and catch your dreams. Roam the backroads, pitch your tent deep in the woods, dive into lonely lakes, test yourself on roaring rapids. Pull on your pack and strap on your camera, this is your chance to share in the freedom of flocks of Canada geese or thrill to the sight of a finback whale. Cast your line into clear waters and pull in a trout, or track the majestic caribou herds in Québec's Far North.

You're bound to enjoy yourself in Québec - naturally!

Telephone reservations are necessary for some activities in Québec's parks and wildlife reserves. To reserve, contact:

Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Faune du Québec
150, boul. René-Lévesque Est
Québec (Québec)
Tel.: (418) 890-6527
1 800 665-6527 (from Québec, Ontario and the eastern United States)

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