Jacques-Cartier National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Montreal: Electric Boat Cruise with Onboard Bar

Montreal: Electric Boat Cruise with Onboard Bar

Have a memorable experience with this cruise from Montreal with a company that has over 20 years of experience. Pick between one of many daily tours of the Old Port basins or a weekend excursion on the Lachine Canal. Hop aboard a boat that is eco-friendly and 100% electric. Soak up all the sights and sounds of Montreal's waterside landmarks without the distraction of a roaring gas engine. Take a quick a 45-minute tour of the Old Port, or get lost in the views on an 1 hour and 45 minute tour of the Lachine Canal (the Lachine Canal cruise has a one-way and round-trip option). Select the Old Port Tour and leave from the Jacques-Cartier Pier and head west, passing King Edward Pier and the Grand Quay on the way. It continues its journey, greeting the historic Lachine Canal, Silo #5 and Habitat 67. Then, letting itself be carried by the Sainte-Marie current, the boat makes a detour by the Yacht Club, before following the Quai de l’Horloge promenade, towards the Quai Jacques-Cartier. Take the Lachine Canal Tour and embark from the Jacques-Cartier Pier at 10:30 AM and glide west of the city, passing King Edward Pier and Grand Quai on the way. It continues on its way, up through three locks, to the Atwater Market. At 1:00 pm, the boat leaves the Atwater Market and crosses the three locks, in reverse until your reach the Jacques-Cartier Pier.

From Quebec City: Jacques-Cartier National Park Hiking Tour

From Quebec City: Jacques-Cartier National Park Hiking Tour

Explore Jacques-Cartier National Park's summer landscape on a guided hike for a memorable experience through the wilderness. This half-day excursion is suitable for all skill levels. After making your way to the meeting point, depart Quebec City and drive for approximately 1 hour to the national park. Then, start your hike with a professional guide around 30 minutes after arrival. By the edge of a river or in the heart of a forest, the trail will take you gradually to a viewpoint to observe the valley of the national park. During the hike, enjoy several breaks to taste food and drinks from the surrounding region. Halfway through the hike, stop for lunch. After lunch, your guide will lead you back through the forest to the park entrance where the bus will be waiting to transport you back to Quebec City. Schedule : 9 am : departure from Quebec City 10 am : arrival at the national park 10:30 am : start of the guided activity 2 pm : end of the guided activity 4:30 pm : departure from the park 5:30 pm : return to Quebec City

Quebec City: Jacques-Cartier National Park Snowshoeing Tour

Quebec City: Jacques-Cartier National Park Snowshoeing Tour

Discover the winter landscape of Quebec during a day-trip outside the city in the snowy countryside. Leave the transport to the experts and benefit from round-trip transport from downtown Quebec City to Jacques-Cartier National Park. Discover the Park from a different perspective on a fun, low-impact outdoor winter activity.  Board the bus and enjoy the wintery scenery on the 30-minute drive to the park. At Jacques-Cartier National Park, receive all your equipment and your guide will explain easy-to-follow techniques. No experience is needed - if you can walk, you can snowshoe. This is a fun activity for active travelers. Follow your guide along quiet trails, experiencing winter beauty. Have plenty of opportunities to stop for photos and rest breaks. Explore the valley of Belleau Creek, admire the splendor of the Laurentian Mountains, and walk along the Sautauriski River. Discover the forest, look out for wildlife and learn about the area from your local guide. Wildlife can be easier to spot in the winter landscape. Stop at a heated tent for lunch and a refreshing hot drink. Schedule : 9 am : departure from Quebec City 10 am : arrival at the national park 10:30 am : start of the guided activity 2 pm : end of the guided activity 3 pm : departure from the park 4 pm : return to Quebec City

Montreal: Jet Boating on the Lachine Rapids

Montreal: Jet Boating on the Lachine Rapids

As the number one boat tour in all of Montreal, jet boating on the St. Lawrence is a must to experience the sights, sounds, and thrills of the city. Your all inclusive tickets includes changing-room, free safe lockers, sandals, life jackets and ponchos (when the weather demands it). Just bring a towel and a bathing suit! Choose among three options; 60 minute "Jet Boating" (soaking wet/main event), 20 minute "Spin Boating" (medium intensity/slightly wet), or a 45 minute sightseeing "Panorama Cruise" (low intensity/dry): Jet Boating: A 60 minute Montreal classic since 1983 and quite possibly the world’s greatest city boat tour! This 1 hour ride on the St-Lawrence River is Montreal’s most refreshing activity: wet, wild, wonderful, and should not be missed by anyone! Don’t forget your bathing suit… This boat ride is for everyone, higher intensity near the front of the boat and family friendly near the back. Spin Boating: A 20-25 minute ride with twists, spins, and drifts. This is the Old Port’s fastest attraction. Take a ride on the wild side. Rodeo style jet boating with enough high-speed twists and turns to resemble a chase scene in a James Bond movie. An unbelievable 20 minute ride! Easily accessible by metro or bus with a waterfront location in the heart of Old Montreal. Spend the day enjoying the beautiful scenery and the myriad of activities the Old Port has to offer and cool off with a jet boat cruise. Safety-First; Saute-Moutons does not compromise when it comes to keeping it's passengers safe. All boats are certified by Transport Canada & all our captains have up to date licenses and rigorous training. With carefully crafted packages and turnkey day-trips we are the perfect solution to entertain and soak you and your family, friends, colleagues in Old Montreal. Camps, Schools, Teambuilding groups, Bachelor parties, Birthdays, Conventions... we've soaked them all!

Jacques-Cartier National Park: Skiing Excursion

Jacques-Cartier National Park: Skiing Excursion

Ski-shoeing offers you a way to see the Jacques-Cartier National Park from a different perspective while enjoying outdoor winter fun and low-impact exercise. No experience is needed for this sport - if you can walk, you can ski-shoe! With easy-to-follow techniques and ski-shoe gear provided, this 3 hour tour is suitable for beginners and experts alike. You’ll learn about Quebec forest from your experienced guide and capture great photos of the winter landscape. Bring your sense of adventure and see what the summer crowds are missing. You’ll meet your experienced guide at your hotel hall where you will take the bus for the park. After 30min, you will be in the main lodge where you bring your ski and trekking poles and simple-to-follow techniques to get you out on the trail. Once you’re ready, strap on your ski and follow your guide along quiet trails, experiencing winter beauty. You will have plenty of opportunities to stop for photos and rest breaks. Wildlife can be easier to spot in the winter landscape. Throughout your hike, your guide will keep an eye out for signs of deer, moose, squirrel, porcupine and other creatures that inhabit the area. Schedule : 9 am : departure from Quebec City 10 am : arrival at the national park 10:30 am : start of the guided activity 2 pm : end of the guided activity 3 pm : departure from the park 4 pm : return to Quebec City

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What people are saying about Jacques-Cartier National Park

Overall rating

4.7
(17 reviews)

Very nice activity for walking in the Jacques Cartier national park, our guide Aurélie is very friendly, she introduced us to countless things about nature and Canadian nature, nice meals and tastings! In the afternoon you have free time to go on a hike of your choice! I recommend if you want to combine discovery and hiking!

The place is beautiful and the activity is very good if you go with people that are not experienced in hiking since it's only 4km and the elevation is not high. The guide was very friendly. The food was decent but I expected a little bit more. But in general, the trip is very good.

Awesome ride through the rapids. You get scared but still want more. Unfortunately it's too short. And yes, you definitely get wet!

The 2 captains were very friendly and gave us a nice guided tour. It was perfect

This was a wonderful experience AND the guide so nice AND well experienced