The Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq) has announced that reopening some of Quebec National Parks from May 20.
Sépaq will gradually reopen the parks taking a proximity-based outdoor approach due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
WHAT WILL OPEN ON MAY 20
During the first phase of re-opening only a few hiking and biking trails, as well as some lakes for day fishing, will be accessible to autonomous visitors (service buildings, including washrooms, are not accessible).
- Daily access pass will have to be purchased online in order to encourage physical distancing. Cash will not be accepted.
- Only hiking, biking, and day fishing activities will be authorized at first.
WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED
- Camping, cabins, equipment rentals, discovery activities, etc.
- No service buildings will be accessible, including washrooms.
Sépaq National Parks Reopening Schedule 2020
Pedestrian access to the upper part of Parc de la Chute-Montmorency will be permitted as of May 20 to residents of surrounding neighbourhoods. The parking lots will be closed and there will be no on-site services.
|National park||Activities offered||Re-opening|
|Aiguebelle||Hiking and day fishing||May 20, 2020|
|Bic||Hiking and biking||May 20, 2020|
|Fjord-du-Saguenay||Hiking (day fishing as of June 6, 2020)||May 20, 2020|
|Frontenac – Secteur Sud||Hiking and biking||May 20, 2020|
|Gaspésie||Hiking (day fishing as of June 13, 2020)||May 20, 2020|
|Grands-Jardins||Hiking (day fishing as of June 5, 2020)||May 20, 2020|
|Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie||Hiking and biking (day fishing as of June 5, 2020)||May 20, 2020|
|Îles-de-Boucherville||Hiking and biking||May 20, 2020|
|Jacques-Cartier||Hiking and day fishing||May 20, 2020|
|Lac-Témiscouata||Hiking and biking (day fishing as of June 5, 2020)||May 20, 2020|
|Mont-Mégantic||Hiking||May 20, 2020|
|Mont-Orford||Hiking and biking||May 20, 2020|
|Mont-Saint-Bruno||Hiking and biking||May 20, 2020|
|Mont-Tremblant||Hiking and biking (day fishing as of May 22, 2020)||May 20, 2020|
|Opémican||Hking, biking and day fishing||May 20, 2020|
|Oka||Hiking and biking||May 20, 2020|
|Plaisance||Hiking and biking||May 20, 2020|
|Yamaska||Hiking and biking||May 20, 2020|
|Monts-Valin||Hiking (day fishing as of June 5 for Rivière Valin and June 12 for other lakes, 2020)||May 29, 2020|
|Pointe-Taillon||Hiking and biking||May 29, 2020|
|Miguasha||Hiking||June 19, 2020|
|Anticosti||Hiking||June 20, 2020|
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Day fishing in Sépaq wildlife reserves
Only day trips are allowed, beginning on May 20.
Bookings for day fishing during the 2020 season will be launched on Friday, May 15.
- Anglers will have to obtain access rights online or by phone
- Service buildings will not be accessible, including registration stations and washrooms.
Day fishing reopening schedule
|La Vérendrye||Day fishing||May 20, 2020|
|Ashuapmushuan||Day fishing||May 22, 2020|
|Mastigouche||Day fishing||May 22, 2020|
|Port-Cartier-Sept-Îles||Day fishing||May 22, 2020|
|Portneuf||Day fishing||May 22, 2020|
|Rouge-Matawin||Day fishing||May 22, 2020|
|Saint-Maurice||Day fishing||May 22, 2020|
|Chic-Chocs||Day fishing||May 29, 2020|
|Laurentides||Day fishing||May 29, 2020|
|Matane||Day fishing||May 29, 2020|
|Papineau-Labelle||Day fishing||May 29, 2020|
|Port-Daniel||Day fishing||May 29, 2020|
|Rimouski||Day fishing||May 29, 2020|
|Sépaq Anticosti||Day fishing||June 10, 2020|