Parc national du Lac‑Témiscouata

Location

Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata lies on the territory of the RCM of Témiscouata in the Bas-Saint-Laurent tourism region. It is accessible by Route 185.

Area: 175 km2

MontréalQuébecRivière-du-LoupRimouskiEdmundston,
Nouveau-Brunswick
Squatec sector: Petit-Lac-Touladi Visitors Centre 521 km 304 km 97 km 90 km 97 km
St-Juste sector: De la Passerelle Visitors Centre 503 km 281 km 79 km 141 km 65 km
Dégelis sector: Grands-Pins Visitors Centre 519 km 297 km 95 km 134 km 43 km

 

Access and Operating Period

GPS coordinate

Important: pay particular attention to these coordinates, because the other GPS indications suggest not passable paths.

  • Squatec sector entrance: 47.7901468, -68.756501
  • Saint-Juste sector entrance: 47.674098, -68.794735
  • Dégelis sector entrance: 47.597332, -68.659248

How to Get There

Anse-à-William campground

Important: Do not rely on the GPS indications, because it gives not passable paths.

From Quebec City:

  • Option 1 (via Squatec entrance): Take Autoroute 20 east until Rivière-du-Loup. Continue on Autoroute 85/185 south. Take exit 40, toward Squatec, on Route 232 east. At the Squatec sector entrance, follow the signs for the park; the Anse-à-William campground is 23 km away.
  • Option 2 (via the Saint-Juste sector entrance): during summer, a ferry service is available via Exit 29 of Highway 85. For more information, consult the shuttle website (in French only).

From Rimouski:

  • Take Route 232 west. At the stop sign, turn left toward Squatec. Follow the signs for the park; the Anse-à-William campground is 23 km away.

From Edmundston (New Brunswick):

  • Option 1 (via Squatec entrance): Take Highway 2 west. Continue on Autoroute 85 north. Take exit 40, toward Squatec, on Route 232 east. At the Squatec sector entrance, follow the signs for the park; the Anse-à-William campground is 23 km away.
  • Option 2 (via the Saint-Juste sector entrance): during summer, a ferry service is available via Exit 29 of Highway 85. For more information, consult the shuttle website (in French only).

Des Grands-Pins campground (Dégelis sector)

Important: there are 2 entrances to the park. Take the one in the Dégelis sector.

From Quebec City:

  • Take Autoroute 20 east until Rivière-du-Loup. Continue on Autoroute 85/185 south. Take exit 14 and follow the signs for Route 295 north. The access road is located between kilometre posts 7 and 8. Ready-to-camp units are 1.5 km away.

From Rimouski:

  • Take Route 232 west. At the stop sign, turn left onto Route 295 south, which crosses the municipality of Squatec. Continue on this road. The park access road is located between kilometre posts 8 and 7. Ready-to-camp units are 1.5 km away.

From Edmunston (New Brunswick):

  • Take Highway 2 west. Continue on Autoroute 85 north.  Exit 12, follow the signs for Route 295 north. The access road is located between kilometre posts 7 and 8.  Ready-to-camp units are 1.5 km away.

Grand-Lac-Touladi campground

Important: Do not rely on the GPS indications, because it gives not passable paths.

9 km (Saint-Juste sector entrance) unpaved roads.

From Quebec City (2 options):

  • Option 1 (via Squatec sector entrance): Take Autoroute 20 east until Rivière-du-Loup. Continue on Autoroute 85/185 south. Take exit 40, toward Squatec, on Route 232 east. At the Squatec sector entrance, follow the signs for the park; the Grand-Lac-Touladi campground is 24 km away.
  • Option 2 (via the Saint-Juste sector entrance): during summer, a ferry service is available via Exit 29 of Highway 85. For more information, consult the shuttle website (in French only).

From Rimouski:

  • Take Route 232 west. At the stop sign, turn left toward Squatec. Follow the signs for the park; the Grand-Lac-Touladi campground is 24 km away.

From Edmundston (New Brunswick):

  • Option 1: Take Highway 2 west. Continue on Autoroute 85 north. Take exit 40, toward Squatec, on Route 232 east. At the Squatec sector entrance, follow the signs for the park; the Grand-Lac-Touladi campground is 24 km away.
  • Option 2 (via the Saint-Juste sector entrance): during summer, a ferry service is available via Exit 29 of Highway 85. For more information, consult the shuttle website (in French only).

Public charging stations for electric vehicles

Two level 2 charging stations are available at the Anse-à-William Discovery and Visitors Centre parking lot. Details

Additional Information

The park is open year-round (depending on the sector). To better plan your activities, please note the operating period for the services in each sector.

Saint-Juste Sector

De la Passerelle Area

Services during winter (December 18, 2023 to the end of March 2024): bathroom, drinking water, heated indoor space during the day, and outdoor picnic tables

Services during summer (May to October): bathroom, drinking water, picnic area, hiking trail, cycling path

Daily access: self-registration or online.

Squatec Sector

Visitors Centre (Petit lac Touladi) - Administrative office

Services: reception and information, entry fee payment, Boutique Nature, small convenience store, first-aid services, washroom facility, picnic area, boat lauch ramp, Wi-Fi access, nautical equipment rental

Note: the bathrooms are open at all times from May 1 to November 30, 2024 and from December 21, 2024 to March 14, 2025

Periods:

  • March 15 to April 30, 2024
    • closed (the bathrooms are closed)
  • May 1 to 16, 2024
    • Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • May 17 to June 13, 2024
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • June 14 to August 24, 2024
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • August 25 to October 14, 2024
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • October 15 to November 30, 2024
    • Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • December 1 to 20, 2024
    • closed (sanitary facilities closed)
  • December 21, 2024 to March 14, 2025
    • Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (the bathrooms are open at all times)
  • March 15 to April 30, 2025
    • closed (the bathrooms are closed)

Discovery and Visitors Centre (Anse à William)

Services: reception and information, registration for activities, hiking trails, Boutique Nature, small convenience store, first-aid services, washroom facility, equipment rental (canoe, kayak, pedal boat, stand-up paddle, bike), playground, picnic area, floating dock, terminal electric charging, , Wi-Fi access (only in the building), canoe and kayaking lauch ramp

Periods:

  • October 10, 2023 to may 16, 2024
    • closed
  • May 17 to June 13, 2024
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • June 14 to August 24, 2024
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • August 25 to 29, 2024
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • August 30 to September 1, 2024
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • September 2, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • September 3 to October 14, 2024
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • October 9, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • October 15, 2024 to May 16, 2025
    • closed

Self-registration year-round.

Visitors Centre (Grand-Lac-Touladi)

Services: registration and information, entry-fee payment, Boutique Nature shop, mini convenience store, first aid services, washroom facility, picnic area, playground, nature discovery trail, hiking trails, communal campfire area, community shelter, and canoe, kayak, pedal boat and stand-up paddle board rental, Wi-Fi access (in the mosquito shelter and Visitors Centre)

Periods:

  • September 5, 2023 to June 13, 2024
    • closed
  • June 14 to August 24, 2024
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • August 25 to 28, 2024
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • August 30 to September 1, 2024
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • September 2, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • September 3, 2024 to June 13, 2025
    • closed

Dégelis sector

Visitors Centre (Grands-Pins)

Services: registration and information, entry-fee payment, Boutique Nature shop, mini convenience store, first aid services, washroom facility, picnic area, playground, hiking trail, and canoe, kayak, pedal boat and stand-up paddle board rental

Periods:

  • September 5, 2023 to June 13, 2024
    • closed
  • June 14 to September 2, 2024
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • September 3, 2024 to June 13, 2025
    • closed

Self-registration service is available all year round.

Self-registration posts

Pointe-au-sable (via Route 232)

Rang 4 Sud, Saint-Juste-du-Lac (Grande-Baie sector)

Winter: Vieux-Quai (Anse à William)


Services

Boutique Nature

Whether you want to highlight your trip to Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata or to bring a souvenir home to your loved ones, you’ll find the perfect product at Boutique Nature! A wide range of souvenirs, clothing for adults and children, discovery products for youngsters, and outdoor items are available.

Convenience Store

Before or after an activity, take a moment to quench your thirst and have a snack: nuts, chocolate, beverages, frozen treats and much more! You’ll also find a variety of useful products, such as firewood, fire starter, ice, marshmallow sticks, camping accessories, etc. We invite you to discover some of the local products Témiscouata region.

Equipment Rentals

Types of equipment and rental dates may vary from sector to sector.

  • Canoe
  • Kayak (solo and tandem)
  • Pedal boat
  • Stand up paddle
  • Paddle
  • Oar
  • Life jacket (adult and children)
  • Boating safety kit
  • Bike (adult and children*)

* Subject to availability, equipment for children may be borrowed free of charge (one day rental maximum).

Period: May 16 to October 14, 2024

Services for families

To better plan your activities, please consult our family services.


Universal Access

The following areas offer access to the mobility-impaired:

  • Anse-à-William Discovery and Visitors Centre
  • Petit Lac Touladi Visitors Centre
  • De la Passerelle Visitors Centre
  • Grand-Lac-Touladi Visitors Centre
  • Grands-Pins Visitors Centre
  • Washroom facility in the Anse-à-William, Grand-Lac-Touladi and Grands-Pins campgrounds
  • Multifunctional trail

Nearby Services

About 10 km from the Visitors Centres, you’ll find the following services:

  • Grocery store
  • Convenience store
  • SAQ
  • Pharmacy
  • Gas station
  • Restaurant

Le Petit Témis bike path

Prolong your cycling experience by taking Le Petit Témis bike path (stone dust). From Anse-à-Williams campground (Squatec sector), via the N. M. Corégone ferry.

From Grands-Pins campground (Dégelis sector): located at 5 km. Access to the Petit Témis bik path to enjoy more than 63 km (southern portion) of bike paths.

N. M. Corégone ferry (From May 25 to October 14, 2024)

Saint-Juste du Lac/Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac (Notre-Dame du Lac sector). The ferry is accessible to all categories of vehicles, as well as to pedestrians and bikes. The average crossing time is 15 minutes. No booking is required, but passenger buses are encouraged to reserve in advance. For rates and schedules, visit traversedutemiscouata.com


Contact Information

Mailing address:
400, chemin de la Vieille-Route
P.O. Box 28
Squatec (Québec)  G0L 4H0

Telephone : 418 855-5508

Fax : 418 855-5511

parc.lac-temiscouata@sepaq.com

Important

Regulations

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

Pets

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

Filming

A private individual or production company must obtain prior authorization to carry out a video shoot or photo session on Sépaq-managed territories. Find out more

Documentation

Discovery Guide Camping guide (in French only) Bike path (in French only) List of activities offered (in French only) Careful by nature

Fishing

Fishing Results, 2023 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2021 Season (in French only) Fishing Results, 2020 Season (in French only)

Map Library

Summer activities

Winter Activities

Map of winter trails (in French only)

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

Tourisme Témiscouata Tourisme Bas-Saint-Laurent Route des Monts-Notre-Dame Camping Québec Bonjour Québec Traverse du Lac Témiscouata Fort Ingall

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