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The park is renowned for its dramatic headlands, bays, coves, islands and mountaines, where thousands of seabirds nest, rare plants bloom and seals bask on the rocks. Summer : 25 kilometres of hiking trails, 15 kilometres of bike paths, sea kayaking, bike rentals and guided hikes. Winter: snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and hiking.
Rivière-du-Sud-Ouest Visitors Centre: get general information and pay for your entrance fees. Campground and lodging area with cabins and ready-to-camp tents. Registration for discovery activities. In the Rivière-du-Sud-Ouest Visitors Centre there is also a Boutique Nature gift shop and a convenience store.
Discovery and Visitors Centre - Ferme Rioux: service point with convenience store and Boutique Nature gift shop. The park staff will help you plan your visit and provide all the information you need about the trails and activities. Take advantage of our
interactive Park Path Explorer tool to personalize your visit.
Wildlife observation activities: in season, a park naturalist will greet you on site with information, spotting scopes and binoculars to help you get a closer to the native species.
From late May to early July, the park is host to hundreds of seabirds that feed and shelter here, notably the eider duck.
From early July to early October, grey seals and harbour seals lounge in the park's bays and coves. The specific observation sites vary depending on the species and the tides.
Minibus shuttle and discovery tour: the shuttle will take you up to the lookout on 346-metre Pic-Champlain, where the views over the park and the St. Lawrence estuary are breathtaking. The guided tour presents the history, legends, wildlife and other features of this extraordinary natural site.
Evening discovery activities: invited speakers and park naturalists welcome you to the second floor of the Ferme Rioux Discovery and Visitors Centre to take part in informative presentations about various aspects of the park: tides, bird life, geomorphology,etc.
Experience a bit of history at different sites in the park with special activities such as themed hikes, evenings of stories and legends, and more.
La Rose des thés: It is housed in the Lyman cottage, a building dating from 1920 that has kept its traditional charm. Take a break and enjoy the scenery from the tearoom or the terrace. The menu features a variety of teas, herbal teas, coffees, refreshments, pastries and cookies.