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Parc de la Plage-Jacques-Cartier

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Address: 3636, chemin de la Plage-Jacques-Cartier | Ste-Foy, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

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Beautiful and easily accessible from Quebec, full of attractions for all

A stunning nature reserve about 30 mins by car from the centre of Quebec City. The place is well organised, has several car parks, a couple of places to buy food and drinks, many... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Bruno N
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

A stunning nature reserve about 30 mins by car from the centre of Quebec City. The place is well organised, has several car parks, a couple of places to buy food and drinks, many different routes and lengths for all walker types, activities such as kayaking, but also many places that remain completely quiet and peaceful even during busy seasons.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We had stayed at a B&B just on the water and decided we'd take our car to check out the beach since it was a really hot day. The beach, although not alot of sand, was perfect for having a picnic and tossing some frisbee. The parking is free and there is plenty of shade. The beach stretches far and... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Even if I'm a riverside lover, I have to admit that this area is more or less interesting to visit. Mostly residential and not realy visitor frendly.

Thank sescal2001
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I grew-up in Cap-Rouge, and I remember going to the 'Plage Jacques-Cartier' when it was lined with modest little cabins, a lot of them falling apart at the time. It was always a perfect place to go for a walk or a bike ride, hang out on the beach and skip flat rocks when the tide was high enough, or... More 

1 Thank JavaMexicana
Barrie, Canada
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Have been there twice now. Fist time we kayaked the river which was amazing. You paddle down the river which is a vein between two touring mountains above your head. Breathtaking. It took about 5 hours and rapids were a bit scary but glad we tackled them. I can now say I did it. The rapids are a 1 -... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

There are a few things to do around: beach, swim, play volleyball, walk or run in the trails... During the winter there is an ice ring. There are also classes given out in the park. The trails connect with Le Lac des Nations, you can run for a pretty long time.

Thank Marjoriedlang
Quebec, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I love near and love to walk there, itmis so zen and relaxing. We can walk there all year long. During winter, it is fun to walk, we can see the ice and hear ice cracked... We can see the two Quebec Bridges.. Pomt ce Quebec and Pont Laporte.

Thank Edithe P
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 November 2015

this is a really nice park with excellent views wonderful to stroll or get away from the rat race, as a tourist attraction doent hit the spot but as a relaxing picnic area spot on

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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308 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

This place is just 30mins from the city and the entrance was fairly cheap (around $20). Depending on what time of the year you go, you will have your tryst with bugs. We were pummeled with gnats in August and couldn't even pose for a few pictures outside. The place itself is picturesque with many spots to take them. Most... More 

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Laval, Canada
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

Great place to walk and great lunch outdoors. About 30/40 min drive from Quebec city. Really enjoyed the scenery. Always great to be surrounded by the nature.

1 Thank Tanilu

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