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  • Mont-Albert, Gaspé Park, Quebec
    Mont-Albert, Gaspé Park, Quebec
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  • Rocky trail up Mont Jacques-Cartier
    Rocky trail up Mont Jacques-Cartier
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  • Caribou may be seen along the trail, if lucky.
    Caribou may be seen along the trail, if...
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    Mont Jacques-Cartier

    by Canuck5 Written Aug 29, 2010

    The summit of Mont Jacques-Cartier, at 1270 meters, is the highest mountain in the Gaspé, and the second highest in the Province of Quebec.

    Most people can hike to the summit in between 1½ - 2 hours. Note that you can't drive your car to the trailhead. Your best option is to purchase a ticket at the information center for a shuttle that leaves there on a 40-min drive (via a school bus) to the start of the trail.

    Also keep in mind that the temperature at the summit can be about 8°C cooler than at the base, and with a strong wind, it can be quite chilly even in August. I'm glad I packed a sweater and a light pair of track pants in my backpack. I was wearing a ball cap, but wish I had thought to bring a toque.

    The trail, though not terribly steep, is quite rocky. Sturdy hiking boots are advisable, and most climbers carry hiking poles.

    Rocky trail up Mont Jacques-Cartier Nearing the summit... At the summit of Mont Jacques-Cartier Caribou may be seen along the trail, if lucky.
    Related to:
    • National/State Park
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Family Travel

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