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General

What route should I take to get to the Parc du Bourg de Pabos? The Parc du Bourg de Pabos’s visitor centre is located at 75 Chemin de la Plage in Pabos Mills. Visitors coming from the direction of either the Baie des Chaleurs or Percé can follow the blue signs on Route 132. If you are travelling by foot or bicycle and are coming from downtown Chandler, you can take the pedestrian footbridge that connects Rue de la Plage (Chandler) with Chemin de la Plage (Pabos Mills). Please note that the visitor centre for the evening Nova Lumina circuit is located on the Chandler side at 155 Rue de la Plage.

The trails are beginner to intermediate level. They are open to walkers/hikers and mountain bikers. Are the sites accessible to people with mobility impairments and people with strollers? The forest trails are not fully suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. However, the campground’s visitor centre, the ticket office at the Interpretation Centre, the restaurant and the showers and bathrooms are easily accessible. If you are an individual with mobility impairments and would like to have more information or details about access to the site, please contact us by e-mail or call us at 418 689-6043.

The forest trails are not fully suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. However, the campground’s visitor centre, the ticket office at the Interpretation Centre, the restaurant and the showers and bathrooms are easily accessible. If you are an individual with mobility impairments and would like to have more information or details about access to the site, please contact us by e-mail or call us at 418 689-6043.

Pets are allowed on the site, but must be kept on a leash. Note, however, that they are not allowed in the restaurant and cannot accompany you to the Nova Lumina activity.

Access to the trails and beach is free.

The washroom facility, located at the reception area of the Interpretation Centre, near the parking lot and beach, provides access to toilets and showers.

There are many parking spaces available at the campground, as well as at the restaurant and Interpretation Centre, not far from trails and beaches. However, for Nova Lumina, please go to 155 Rue de la Plage in Chandler.

The restaurant “La Grave” offers a variety of meals for every budget. Visitors can also bring their own picnic to eat on the site.

The 3rd beach is partially supervised by a team of lifeguards from the city of Chandler. The other beaches are not supervised. Swimming is at your own risk.

Nova Lumina

We are open every day from June 21 to September 3. We will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from September 3 to October 6. If you are a tour operator, you can contact our administration at 581-361-0060. Gift-certificates are available for purchase year-round.  

Nova Lumina is an experience for people of all ages. You must be able to walk on a trail that spans a distance of 1.5 km in the forest at night. Children 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The trail is 1.5 km long. To fully enjoy the experience, it takes approximately 50 to 60 minutes to complete the walk.

It is possible to take pictures. But please avoid using a flash.

As the course is entirely outside and on unpaved trails, we recommend wearing closed shoes. Since the activity is at night, we also recommend wearing a windbreaker or a raincoat.

You can eat at La Grave restaurant located near the trail.

There are bathrooms at the welcome centre and on the trail.

The experience takes place entirely outdoors, on forest trails that are partially graded but not paved. While designed to be as user-friendly as possible, the path is not entirely suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. If you are a person with reduced mobility and want more information or details about the path, please contact us.

You can purchase your tickets online at all time. Due to limited number of tickets, we do recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance. Please note that the last tickets of the day are sold no later than 20 minutes prior to the last departure, in order for visitors to take the shuttle and access the site. It is possible to book your tickets via phone 581-361-0065. You can also purchase tickets on location: 155, rue de la Plage, Chandler, Quebec. * If you are a travel agency, a tour operator or travel retailer, please contact us via email.

We have a limit of 200 people per departure; departures are also limited. We therefore recommend that you book your tickets in advance.

If you purchased your tickets online, you will receive a purchase confirmation and your tickets by email. Please have them with you when you arrive.

The welcome centre is located at 155, rue de la Plage, Chandler, Quebec. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to the departure time indicated on your ticket and have your ticket ready (printed version or on your smartphone).

No. Your ticket is valid for one entry only, at the time indicated on the ticket.

We will not be able to guarantee entrance to the path and will not offer exchange or refund for late arrivals. We invite you to arrive 20 minutes before the time indicated on your ticket.

The experience takes place even if it rains; don’t forget your raincoat or windbreaker. In the event of severe weather, we reserve the right to delay our departures for up to 30 minutes, in order to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff. We ask nonetheless that you present yourself at the ticketing office at the time shown on your ticket. Should we need to cancel one or multiple departures, tickets will be exchanged.

Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless we are forced to close the site for security reasons. In the event of severe weather, we reserve the right to delay our departures for up to 30 minutes, in order to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff. We ask nonetheless that you present yourself at the ticketing office at the time shown on your ticket. Should we need to cancel one or multiple departures, tickets will be exchanged.

For your safety, we ask you to follow these guidelines:

Stay on the trails at all times

Use a baby carrier preferably, or a stroller adapted to nature trails

Do not use a flashlight or camera flash

Wear closed shoes

The trail is a smoke-free environment

Pets are not allowed

Drugs and alcohol are forbidden

Campground

Please go to the campground’s visitor centre located at 75 Chemin de la Plage in Pabos Mills. Visitors arriving from the direction of either the Baie des Chaleurs or Percé can follow the blue signs on Route 132. In the high season, staff is available to welcome you from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. If you think you’ll be arriving later, please notify us a few hours in advance.

All information about our services and activities can be found on our website. When you arrive, our staff will be happy to answer your questions and recommend activities. Brochures are also available at the campground’s visitor centre, at the Interpretation Centre’s ticket office and at the Nova Lumina ticket office.

Reservations can be changed depending on the availability of campsites. However, the later it gets in the season, the harder it will be to extend your stay.

You can cancel your stay without penalty by notifying us at least 7 days in advance, however, your deposit will not be refunded. Those who fail to comply with the seven-day advance notice will have to pay a penalty equivalent to the value of one night per campsite reserved. People who fail to show up will be billed for their entire stay.

A deposit is required when booking your stay. This deposit is non-refundable. After paying your deposit, you will receive a contract that will confirm your reservation.

Campsites are ready for new campers at 1 p.m.

Access to trails and beaches is free. However, if you want to visit the Interpretation Centre or Nova Lumina, you’ll have to buy tickets online or at the site. Please note that discounts are applicable only when tickets are purchased at the time that you make your campsite reservation.

Pets are allowed on the site, but must be kept on a leash. Note, however, that they are not allowed in the restaurant and cannot accompany you to the Nova Lumina activity.

Visitors are allowed, but they must first sign in at the visitor centre.

The general campground rules are as follows:

  • The curfew is 11:30 p.m. but loud noise that could bother other campers is prohibited at any time of day.
  • Campers are not allowed to sublet their campsite, camping trailer or other equipment.
  • The purchase of a camping trailer in anticipation of the departure of a seasonal camper does not ensure the buyer of the possibility of remaining on the rented campsite.
  • Campers must park their cars on their campsite.
  • Bourg de Pabos camping contracts provide for a maximum of two automobiles per site. An additional $25 will be required to add a third automobile to the contract.
  • The prescribed speed limit in the campground is 10 km/h.
  • Motorized vehicles that are too noisy and all-terrain vehicles are prohibited.
  • Visitors must leave their automobiles at the parking lot at the entrance to the campground.
  • Bicycles and scooters must not be used after sundown.
  • Vehicle use in the campground is prohibited between midnight and 5 a.m.
  • The number of passengers in a vehicle must not exceed the maximum number authorized.
  • Trash must be placed in the containers provided for this purpose in the parking lot.
  • Damaging trees or cutting branches without authorization is strictly prohibited.
  • Pets are allowed provided that they do not have a negative impact on the environment or pose a safety risk. They must be kept on a leash and must not be left unsupervised. Barking is not tolerated. All pet owners must immediately pick up their pets’ droppings and dispose of them properly.
  • Campers are responsible for the cleanliness of their campsite and its immediate environment.
  • Sheds must be maintained.
  • Installations must not be built without authorization.
  • Fires are allowed only when the forest fire index allows them. We strongly recommend that you use a spark arrester.
  • Campers cannot switch campsites without receiving prior authorization from management.

Interpretation Centre

The Centre is open daily from May 15 to October 7, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You can take our archaeology trail equipped with interpretation panels, visit the Discovery Space or the Pierre Nadon Space or take part in mock archeological digs with Animarchéo.

The activities at the Interpretation Centre are intended for visitors of all ages. Admission is free for children under the age of 12.

Depending on your interests, it takes approximately 1 hour to visit the site. Plan to spend an additional 30 minutes if want to take part in the Animarchéo activity.

Visitors have two options: a self-guided or guided visit. In both cases, tickets can be purchased at the site or online.

The reception area of the Interpretation Centre is located at 75 Chemin de la Plage in Pabos Mills, between the campground and the restaurant.

Tickets can be bought on the site or online.

Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded.

La Grave Restaurant

The restaurant is open daily from June 23 to September 10, 2018, from X a.m. to X p.m. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner.

You can make a reservation by calling 418 689-6043.

Several take-out meals are offered. Have a look at our online menu.

We offer a children’s menu. Have a look at our online menu.

Upon arriving at the restaurant, please inform your server about food allergies or intolerances.

For group requests, please contact us at 418 689-6043. In the summer months, we do not allow bands or live music on the terrace to avoid the negative impact these could have on the Nova Lumina visitor experience.

The restaurant offers you a superb covered outdoor terrace with a view over the Baie du Grand Pabos.