Jacques-Cartier, Quebec, CA
2) Le Haut de la Vallée (Parc – Upper Park Valley)
||II-III(IV) (for normal flows)
5.0 - 100.0 cm/s
A beautiful run thru the upper section of valley of Jacques-Carter Provincial Park. The park road
runs along the river for the entire run.
The majority of the run is class II-III; there are a couple class IV spots that may need
The run starts above the end of there road where Camp 3 is; if you wish to avoid a walk/drag up to
the put-in you can skip the first rapids and put in at Camp 3.
Regional Map – Rivers of the Provincial Capitol (Quebec City)
Put in elevation........ '
Take out elevation...... '
Total drop.............. TBD'
Average drop/mile....... TBD'
Maximum drop/mile....... TBD'
River profile type...... Mixed rapids with quickwater.
Distance................ 3.5 miles (2.5 without top part)
Duration................ 2-3 hours
Shuttle length.......... 3 miles
River width average..... 40'-75'
River water quality..... excellent
Drainage area........... 450 sq miles
Scenery................. Wilderness & Park.
Wildlife................ Bears, moose, etc.
Distance from Quebec.... 45 miles
Distance from Montreal.. 199 miles
Rafting, Paddling Shops, Etc.
Boréal Design Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures (Quebec) 418-878-3099
Full service paddling shop for both whitewater and sea kayaking.
Camping Juneau (Paddlers' Favorite) St-Augustin-de-Desmaures
418-871-9090. Full service campground located between Tewkesbury, Pont
Rouge and Donnaconna sections. Wooded and grassy camp sites, cabins
& trailers. Lake with boat ramp, but no beach or pool. Restaurant,
playground, laundry & WiFi. No store on premises, but Wal-Mart,
Home Depot and everything else close by. Reservations recommended.
Les Excursions Jacques-Cartier (Paddlers' Favorite) 418-848-RAFT (7238).
Typical paddlers' campground (ie, primitive and cheap)! Basically small
field on premises of raft company. Showers and flush toilets
across parking lot in rafting building. Healthy mosquito population.
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier 800-665-6527 418-890-6527.
Jacques-Cartier Provincial Park, one of the most beautiful wilderness
parks in Eastern Canada. Canoeing, Backpacking, Mountain Biking,
Skiing, Snowshoeing, etc. Camping (both primitive and with facilities),
Cabins & Lodge. Plenty of mosquitos and bears. Additional info.
Camping L'Égaré Neuville 418-876-3359. Rural location; small and quiet.
Grassy sites with some trees. Excellect facilities with dishwashing
& laundry area, spotless restrooms, pool and snack bar. Somewhat
paddler and large group unfriendly, although some folks may appreciate
the extensive rules and strict enforcement thereof. Gate closes
11PM sharp! Beautiful view with sites overlooking St Lawrence River.
Valcartier Rafting-Plus Valcartier Village 418-844-RAFT (7238). Full
service campground and resort; Canada's largest water park. Surburban
location northeast of Quebec City, 20 minutes from river.
Camping De La Joie Charlesbourg 418-849-2264. Full service campground,
Surburban location; half-way between Quebec City and Tewkesbury
section of the river. Large and crowded but convenient location.
Full List of Quebec City area campgrounds here.
Lodging, Motels, etc.
Comfort Inn — 7320 boul Wilfrid-Hamel Ste-Foy, Quebec, QC 418-872-5038
Gas/Convenience Stores.. In Stoneham, on Boulevard Talbot, near
Route 371 and Highway 73/175 Exit 167.
Nearest Restrooms....... Rafting building at put-in.
Supermarket/food........ None close by, many in city.
Restaurants/Pizza/etc... none nearby
Internet Access......... Internet cafe; in small industrial park
at intersection of Rue Galvani and Avenue
Nérée-Tremblay (near and just off the exits
and intersections of highways 440 and 740);
GPS location 46.7916,-71.2846.
MYOSIS.CA Web Site
(Débit des rivières for gage levels.
québécoise du canot et du kayak (FQCK)
(Info débit for gage levels.
Le club de canot-camping des Pays-d´en-Haut (CCCPH)
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