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Parc national des Monts-Valin

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Open in the winter

Partial opening

This establishment is partially open. Certain health and safety measures to combat COVID-19 (coronavirus) have been put in place to ensure the health and safety of staff and customers.

Consult the list of activities and services offered

IMPORTANT! Only those who purchased their daily access rights in advance online or who hold an annual card can access the park. Please note, however, that access to a sector, a trail or an activity could unfortunately be refused if a parking lot is full, or if the maximum capacity established in order to respect social distancing is reached. Arrive early!

New preventive measures for the lockdown period

New measures are in force at this establishment for the lockdown period (January 9 to February 8, 2021). Please refer to the additional public health regulations now in place.


Parc national des Monts-Valin lies in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean tourism region.

Area: 154 km2

Chicoutimi Sector
Discovery and Visitors Centre 489 km 241 km 30 km


Access and Operating Period

Get directions

From Montréal:

  • Take Highway 40 to Québec City. Then, from Québec City, take Route 175 North to Chicoutimi. Cross Dubuc bridge to reach the northern sector and follow directions for Route 172 East towards Tadoussac. 10 km from Chicoutimi at the village of Saint-Fulgence take Rue Saguenay, and then take Rang Saint-Louis for 17 km.

From Charlevoix:

  • Continue on Route 138 to Fjord du Saguenay. Take the ferry to Tadoussac. On the north shore of the fjord, take 172 West (Route de Tadoussac) towards Chicoutimi. At the village of Saint-Fulgence (93 km after Tadoussac), take Rue Saguenay, and then take Rang Saint-Louis for 17 km.

Additional Information

The park is open year-round. When planning your activities, find out when the services are available for each sector.

Discovery and Visitors Centre

Reception, information, and reservations, permanent exhibit, Boutique Nature, camper registration, equipment rental, sale of provincial fishing licences. Open 7 days a week.


  • October 17 to December 6, 2020
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • December 11, 2020, to March 29, 2021
    • every day, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

When the Discovery and Visitors Centre (DVC) is closed, the community room and washrooms are open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Public transit

A public transit service takes you from Saguenay to St-Fulgence via STS, located at 17 km from the park entrance.

Universal Access

The Discovery and Visitors Centre offers access to the mobility-impaired.


Boutique Nature

At the Discovery and Visitors Centre, come and check out our wide range of souvenir items, adult and children's clothing, heritage discovery products for young people, and outdoor items.

Equipment Rental

  • Bedding
  • Camping stove
  • Canoe
  • Stand up paddle board
  • Climbing skins
  • Ground mattress
  • Mess kit
  • Rowboat
  • Lifejacket
  • Snowshoes (for adults and children)
  • Telescopic poles
  • Cramp

Baggage Transport

Let us carry your bags to your camp. Details :

Baggage Transport- Winter

Baggage Transport - Summer

Convenience Store

  • Boating safety kit
  • Bundle of firewood
  • Candles
  • Fishing licence
  • Fly repellent
  • Ice
  • Snack
  • Freeze-dried meal
  • Water (4 litres)
  • Worms
  • Autres articles divers

Additional services

Parc national des Monts-Valin, in collaboration with Happy Yak, are pleased to offer you a ready-to-eat meal service.

Nearby Services


Bed & breakfasts are available about 20 km from the park. Inns, hotels, motels, and campgrounds are located 30 km from the park.


A great variety of restaurants, ranging in style from fast food to fine dining, are available to visitors within a 20- to 40-km radius from the park.

Contact Information

Maling Address:
360 Rang Saint-Louis
Saint-Fulgence (Québec)  G0V 1S0

Telephone : 418 674-1200

Fax : 418 674-1246



Regulations are in effect in Québec national parks. Before going to a national park, check the main rules and recommendations to better plan your visit. Details


Since May 17, 2019, dogs are allowed. However, they are only allowed in certain areas. Check out the applicable rules and authorized sites.

Guide dogs and service dogs are allowed everywhere. Other pets are still prohibited in national parks.

Companion Leisure Card (CAL)

Companion Leisure Card (CAL) holders may be accompanied free of charge by one person during a visit in a Québec national park. Find out more


Discovery Guide Careful by nature GPS location


Day Fishing Plan 2021 (in French only) Fishing Results, 2020 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2019 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2018 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2017 Season (in French only)

Map Library

Winter Activities

Summer Activities

Maps of the lakes

(in French only)

According to the available data, the lakes maps may present various information such as bathymetry or sites favorable to fishing.

Complementary tool: Avenza Maps

The mobile app allows you to geotag your location on our territory maps. To read one of our maps using Avenza Maps, download the maps from the Avenza Maps mapstore.

Several other maps of Sépaq (including lake maps) are accessible via the mapstore of Avenza Maps. You can access the maps directly in the application or via their website.

External Links

Association touristique régionale du Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean QuébecOriginal Camping Québec Le tour du mont Valin ZEC Martin-Valin Promotion Saguenay Le Valinouët Les Chalets St-Fulgence Gîte Aûx Bôns Jardîns Gîte de L’Artian Parc Aventures Cap Jaseux Centre d’interprétation des battures et de réhabilitation des oiseaux Auberge Carcajou Gîte la mi-temps L’Éternel spa Auberge la Tourelle du Fjord

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