Welcome to Parc National du Bic
As you approach the Gaspé Peninsula, the cloud banks begin to roll in off the St Lawrence and percolate into a series of darkly forested inlets, islets and crescent bays. A 33-sq-km chunk of this land is protected and dubbed Parc National du Bic. There's an excellent interpretation center here, and activities on offer, most of which can be organized by the helpful staff, include hiking, mountain biking, sea kayaking, guided walks and drives, wildlife observation by day and night, snowshoeing and Nordic skiing. The two-hour-return trail to Champlain Peak (346m) rewards with views across to Îlet au Flacon; the park runs a shuttle here.