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The La Jacques-Cartier territory constitutes an exceptionnal area, notably by its omnipresent natural environment, either by its lakes, its rivers, its mountaines, its forested cover, its recreative or outdoor activities, its resort activities and its quality of life.

Nicknamed « les grands airs de Québec », the region is located at approximately 20 minutes north of Quebec city and counts nine municipalities. It has a population of 35 463 residents on a municipalized territory covering an area of 1 527,76 km2:


To ensure the anticipated wonders and fun, the region overflows with the most interesting tourist attractions. The outdoor centers, the golf courses, snowmobiling, alpine and cross-country skiing stations, wellness and spa vacations, beaches as well as natural parcs are the amongst a few. The territory offers many excellent reputed areas where tourists can stay and recharge their batteries in an enchanted décor.

A beautiful diversity of activities if offered to you!


To watch

  • Survival training

    Each year too many people get lost in the woods and make the headlines because of an unhappy ending. Outdoor activities and sports lovers, hunters, fishermen or hikers, react! Protect your family and yourself of a tragic situation. Walter Ferguson is a well-known survival trainer and will make you benefit from his expertise.

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  • Bike shuttle

    August 2nd and 16th and September 6th and 20th, 2014
    Follow the Jacques-Cartier / Portneuf bike path in its entirely thanks to a shuttle service that is provided a few Saturday throughout the summer. Board a private bus equipped with a bike trailer and hitch and ride all the way to Rivière-à-Pierre. Reservation required.  

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