The Parc National du Bic was first established in 1984, and covers 33.2 square kilometres. Located near the villages of Bic and Saint-Fabien, southwest of Rimouski, it is home to large populations of harbour and grey seals.
The park showcases the capes, bays, coves, islands and mountains that have made it a popular tourist destination. Thousands of seabirds including common eiders come to nest in the park, and rare plants bloom on the rocky capes, and seals bask in the sun near the shore. There are wooded areas and meadows along the banks of the estuary. The park has 25 kilometres of trails for hiking trails, another 15 kilometres of trails for mountain biking, and numerous lookouts from which you can admire breathtaking views. A pleasant way to spend the afternoon is by taking a walk around the peninsula. The extensive programme of activities includes sea kayaking, guided hikes, wildlife observation, theatre, talks and evening activities.
Like most of the region’s parks, it is managed by the Société des Établissements de Plein Air du Québec (SÉPAQ).
Ideal for viewing: grey seal, white-tailed deer, American beaver, harbour seal, North American porcupine
Where: Québec, Canada
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This self-drive family adventure, staying in hotels, cabins and comfortable Huttopia tents with all facilities, is designed to reveal the best of outdoor Québec and its wildlife. Driving at your own pace, there’s a chance to see all the region’s iconic mammals – whales, black bear, moose and caribou.
When to go: Jun-Sep
Duration inc. flights: 15 days
Price inc. flights: From £3,395 pp
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Huttopia offers family accommodation that’s all about simplicity, authenticity, nature and wide open spaces. Comfortable and ecologically designed tents made from canvas and wood are located in a tranquil natural setting with beautiful views, providing a chance to get back to nature.