Under the Giant Rocks Guided Tour for Newcomers

August 6, 2022 @ 8:45 am – 3:00 pm
Jacques-Cartier National Park
(418) 683-2366 ext. 225

Let curiosity lead your way! This off-trail guided activity takes you on a one-hour impressive path, surrounded by ancient boulders, rocks, and minerals, all while learning about them.

If you are coming by car to the departing point (1270, chemin Sainte-Foy) you can park your vehicle for free in the parking lot behind the Jeffery Hale Pavilion. I will give you a parking ticket that will waive the fees. We will leave at 8:45 AM, so please plan accordingly. The bus will take us to the Discovery & Services Centre, situated on km 10 from the park’s entrance. Upon arrival, we can have a quick pit stop (bathroom only), then hop on the bus again, which will take us to a further location, where the tour will begin. The tour is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM. The interpretive tour will take one hour to be completed. Upon return to the Discovery Centre, participants can take some time to explore a bit more the picnic area, and the souvenir shop or simply relax while feeling the cool breeze of the Jacques-Cartier river.  We will head back to Québec City at 2:15 PM.

This activity is recommended for kids 6 years or older. Adult participants are warned that this activity will be conducted in tight, closed, and sometimes dark spaces (squeezing between boulders for example). Please consider all this before confirming your attendance.  For a better idea of what to expect, you can watch this video.

VEQ will provide FREE transportation to all participants, as well as will cover the fee for the SÉPAQ naturalist. The interpretive hike will be in English (the naturalist guide is bilingual though). Each participant MUST obtain the ticket on Eventbrite. It is $9.25 per adult and free for minors (17-year-old and under). If you already have a valid annual pass to the SÉPAQ (Québec’s provincial parks), then please get your ticket using the child’s admission option. Should you have ANY QUESTIONS, please feel free to email María Castro: newcomers@veq.ca.

*Limited capacity of 25 participants (including children)*

What to bring:

Comfortable shoes and clothes, water, snacks/lunch, a change of clothes in case it rains, and your smile!




*A newcomer is anyone who moved to the Greater Québec City Region in the past 5 years.

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