Here is some information and images from the Parc National des Grands-Jardin in Saint-Urbain, Charlivois region, Quebec Canada.
“In the early 20th century, this area was already known for its incredible fishing opportunities. Visitors were struck by the carpets of ground lichen and the exceptional Arctic vegetation at this latitude. They thus named it the Grands-Jardins-the Great Gardens. Today, Parc national des Grands-Jardins is still visited by anglers and also by hikers, campers, and vacationers. It has the privilege of forming one of the core zones of the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve, a status granted to the region by UNESCO.
“Le Pioui and Mont du Lac des Cygnes Loop is a 11.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Saint-Urbain, Quebec, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from June until September.”
The trail network of over 30 km can satisfy all categories of hikers. Go and discover a multitude of landscapes: taiga, tundra, deciduous forest, boreal forest, and mountain vegetation. Be sure to see Le Pioui and Mont du Lac-des-Cygnes. This mountain offers a unique view of the Charlevoix meteorite crater and Vallée du Gros-Bras.
Come explore the new de La Tour and du Brûlé trails, both located right at the heart of the summits of Grands-Jardins in the Arthabaska sector.
- Le Mont-du-Lac-des-Cygnes, La Chouenne, Le Pioui and Le Gros-Pin: year-round (during winter, snowshoes or walking crampons are required)
- Le Boréal, La Pinède, Le Pionnier, Le Pommereau, La Chute, La Tour and Du Brûlé: May 24 to October 14, 2019
As a professional disclaimer, I am not the photographer who shot these beautiful images. They where shot by my girlfriend on a hike with some family members.
However, I did do the post processing of the images.
We hope you enjoy the images.