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Jacques Cartier Provincial Park

Hours: 10:00-18:00
Date: Jul 24
Lifeguard Not On Duty
Air Temperature: 21 °C
Water Temperature: 18 °C
High Tide: 06:16
Low Tide: 14:12
High Tide: 19:47
Low Tide: 22:22
Surf conditions are CALM.
*The posted conditions are for reference only. Swimmers are advised to check with lifeguards (if available) and to use their own judgement in, on or around open water.

Jacques Cartier Provincial Park offers supervised swimming and a range of activities for all ages with a beautiful beach on the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

A ramp provides beach access and a floating wheelchair is available daily from 10 am to 6pm on a first-come-first-served basis. When surf conditions are at Caution or Danger, the floating wheelchair is not be accessible.

In 1534, the Island's first European visitor came ashore in the vicinity of this provincial park which bears his name. Jacques Cartier remarked that this was “the fairest land 'tis possible to see!” The park holds a celebration every July on Rediscovery Day.

Nearby attractions include the Alberton Museum & Genealogy Centre. The park is located within the North Cape Coastal Drive touring region.

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