The mission of the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq) is to connect people to nature. It offers a range of products and experiences in terms of both activities and accommodation. It is responsible for Quebec’s national parks and wildlife reserves.
Parks Canada Agency is responsible for Canada’s national parks and historic sites. It is also the custodian of most of the sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in Canada.
In Quebec, two sites are on UNESCO’s World Heritage List: the historic district of Old Quebec and Miguasha National Park. However, several sites in other Canadian provinces are listed. To find out more, click HERE.
In Canada, there are 18 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. Among them, there are 4: Mont Saint-Hilaire (Montérégie), Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve (Charlevoix), Lac-Saint-Pierre Biosphere Reserve (Mauricie) and Manicouagan-Uapishka Biosphere Reserve (Côte-Nord).
UNESCO Global Geoparks Network
There are 3 geoparks located in Canada, including 1 in the province of Quebec: Percé. There is another in the province of New Brunswick (Stonehammer) and the third in the province of British Columbia (Tumbler Ridge).
Creative Cities Network
Three cities in Canada are part of the Creative Cities network, two of which are located in Quebec: the City of Montreal and the City of Quebec. Montreal is part of the network as a “City of Design” while Quebec City is part of it as a “Literary City”.