In an effort to motivate y’all to keep exploring and playing outside this Summer and Fall, The North Face teamed up with SÉPAQ National parks to remind you that there are tons of possibilities right here at our door. Keep scrolling to check out our top 5 SÉPAQ National parks selection!
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Before getting to the heart of the matter, let us introduce you to the contest that The North Face is throwing. We teamed up with the brand and are giving you the chance to win a huge TNF camping package with two annual cards for the SÉPAQ National parks, for a value of more than $1000. To participate, you have to buy at least one The North Face item in store or at the thinkempire.com between August 1st and August 31st.
The package contains:
• One tent
• Two bags
• Two sleeping bags
• Two vests
• Two SÉPAQ annual cards
NOW LET’S GET TO THE GOOD STUFF! Want to go on an adventure, but you don’t know where to go? We got you! Check out our top 5 SEPAQ parks in the province of Quebec then hit the road with your friends and your TNF gear!
JAQUES CARTIER NATIONAL PARK
Just 30 minutes away from Quebec City is the Jacques-Cartier National Park which will appeal to everyone because of its wide variety of activities. Yeah, everyone! You’ll find everything you want from a National park there, even surprising and less common activities, such as geocache, are offered at the park.
The Jacques-Cartier Valley, recognized as one of the most beautiful in Quebec, will certainly appeal to those who wish to admire the landscape and take photographs. In addition, the Jacques-Cartier River allows you to practice a wide variety of nautical activities such as canoeing, stand-up paddle surfing, recreational kayaking, mini-raft, rabaska and inner tube.
For lovers of forest walks, several hiking and mountain biking trails are available on the territory. Some of these trails will even also allow you to do some backcountry expedition. There are so many things to do there and it’s so beautiful that you’ll definitely have to come back next year.
MONT SAINT-BRUNO NATIONAL PARK
You don’t even have to go too far to enjoy the beauties of our SÉPAQ National parks. Saint-Bruno has got everything you need and is right on the other side the Bridge! Five lakes, an orchard, a tea room located in a historic mill and dozens of kilometers of nature trails. You’ll also find hundreds of species of flowers, trees and plants that fill the place.
Bird lovers will be able to see some 200 species of birds and around forty species of mammals that share the territory. With so many attractions, it's hard to believe that we are only a few kilometers from the Montreal region! Want to vanish in nature, but don’t want to drive too far, stop at Mont-Saint-Bruno National Park and come and take a deep breath of fresh air in this forest island in the heart of an urban and agricultural environment.
YAMASKA NATIONAL PARK
Located approximately 75 minutes from downtown Montreal, the Yamaska National Park is a destination that has all you need in a SÉPAQ park, but Is the destination of choice for y’all water sports lovers. Water sports enthusiasts will be totally seduced by all there is to do. Pedalo, canoe, swimming, kayaking, fishing and more: there's no shortage of activities on the water at Park Yamaska! Water park installations are also offered on site, which will delight the whole family.
For those who prefer to stay dry, the park offers a great number of hiking and biking trails, as well as a nice sand volleyball area. Nature lovers will also be able to look at the natural wildlife on the site and enjoy the calm and peace that this park amazing park offers.
ÎLES-DE-BOUCHERVILLE NATIONAL PARK
The Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville is a destination of choice for a quick stay outside the city. When you leave the island of Montreal and enter the park's territory, several outdoor activities will make you forget that you are only a few kilometers from the city center.
Water activities such as rabaska, sea kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and fishing will make you immerse yourself in adventure. In addition, there are a large number of trails that are designed for cyclists and hikers. You’ll definitely need more than one visit to experience it all!
LAURENTIDES WILDLIFE RESERVE
For the fishing and water sports lovers! Stop over in the the Laurentides Wildlife Reserve to find the largest pool of native speckled trout in the world. With its 2000 lakes and 9 rivers, there is no shortage of water at that park and we can safely say that this National Park is made for those who like to fish.
Located between the regions of Quebec and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, the Laurentides Wildlife reserve lays on an immense territory of 7,861 km2. Sport hunters and fishermen as well as outdoor enthusiasts practice their favorite activities in a wild environment of high quality. Wildlife is omnipresent there. This site also offers a huge variety of accommodations such as glamping facilities, cabins or regular camping site.
Check out the SÉPAQ website for more National Parks ideas and don’t wait any longer! Pack up the car, grab your friends and hit the road for a nature pilgrimage you won’t ever forget!
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