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Quebec MRCG High Points

Showing Ben Lostracco's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (84 out of 104, or 80.77%)

RankMRCGPeak Elev-M Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.KativikMont D'Iberville1652Torngat Mountains 
2.La Haute-GaspésieMont Jacques-Cartier1268Notre Dame Mountains1997-07-21
3.Le GranitWest Monument 443 Peak1187Longfellow Mountains2011-10-29 c
4.La Côte-de-BeaupréMont Raoul-Blanchard1175Laurentian Mountains 
5.MataneMont Logan1150Notre Dame Mountains2014-06-28 a
6.Le Fjord-du-SaguenayMont Yapeitso1128Northern Quebec 
6.JamésieMont Yapeitso1128Northern Quebec 
8.ManicouaganMont Veyrier1104Northern Quebec 
9.Le Haut-Saint-FrançoisMont Mégantic1102Longfellow Mountains2009-11-18 c
10.CharlevoixMont de l'Enfer1100Laurentian Mountains2016-09-23 a
11.CaniapiscauSommet UA 21097Northern Quebec 
12.Sept-RivièresMont Lucie1082Northern Quebec 
13.MinganieMinganie High Point1052Northern Quebec 
14.Charlevoix-EstMont Jérémie1050Laurentian Mountains 
15.Brome-MissisquoiSommet Rond962Green Mountains1993-09-15 a
16.Les LaurentidesMont Tremblant932Laurentian Mountains2009-06-01 c
17.La Jacques-CartierMont du lac Bonneville930Laurentian Mountains 
18.BellechasseMontagne du Midi916Notre Dame Mountains2012-07-05 a
 Bellechasse or Mont Saint-Magloire915Notre Dame Mountains2012-07-06 a
19.Les EtcheminsMontagne du Midi-Sommet Sud912Notre Dame Mountains2012-07-05 b
20.La MatapédiaMont Saint-Pierre906Notre Dame Mountains2013-08-12 a
21.La Côte-de-GaspéLa Côte-de-Gaspé High Point884Notre Dame Mountains2014-06-26 a
21.Lac-Saint-Jean-EstMont Apica884Laurentian Mountains2016-09-25 a
21.MatawinieMontagne Noire884Laurentian Mountains2010-11-19 a
24.Maria-ChapdelaineMaria-Chapdelaine High Point880Northern Quebec 
25.CoaticookMont Hereford869New England Upland2010-05-07 a
26.PortneufMont du lac Chézine860Laurentian Mountains 
27.MemphrémagogMont Orford850Green Mountains1993-09-12 b
27.MontmagnyMontagne Grande Coulée - East Slope850Notre Dame Mountains2012-07-06 c
29.La MitisMont Saint-Pierre-Northwest Slope790Notre Dame Mountains2013-08-12 b
30.Antoine-LabelleMont Sir-Wilfrid777Laurentian Mountains2012-07-19 a
31.Beauce-SartiganLiniere Benchmark773Longfellow Mountains2012-07-07 b
32.La Haute-Côte-NordLa Haute-Côte-Nord High Point762Northern Quebec 
33.Le Rocher-PercéMont Alexandre740Notre Dame Mountains2014-06-24
34.Le Domaine-du-RoyLe Domaine-du-Roy High Point732Laurentian Mountains 
35.Les AppalachesMont Adstock712Notre Dame Mountains2011-04-30 a
36.Les SourcesMont Ham708Notre Dame Mountains2010-05-08 b
37.KamouraskaKamouraska High Point700Notre Dame Mountains2013-07-12 a
38.LotbiniéreMont Sainte Margaurite686Notre Dame Mountains2011-05-21 a
39.Robert-ClicheMont du Lac du Cinq670Notre Dame Mountains2012-07-03 b
40.Le Val-Saint-FrançoisMont Chapman658Notre Dame Mountains1993-10-01 a
41.L'IsletMont Fournier656Notre Dame Mountains2013-07-11 b
42.La TuqueLe Tuque High Point655Laurentian Mountains 
42.TémiscouataMontagne Bleue-Northeast Slopes655Notre Dame Mountains2013-07-13 b
42.La Vallée-de-l'OrLa Vallée-de-l'Or High Point655Laurentian Mountains 
45.La Nouvelle-BeauceMont Frampton650Notre Dame Mountains2012-07-04 a
45.Le Golfe-du-Saint-LaurentGolfe-du-Saint-Laurent High Point650Central and South Labrador 
47.BonaventureBonaventure High Point640Notre Dame Mountains2014-06-23
47.AvignonAvignon High Point640Notre Dame Mountains2013-08-11 b
49.ArthabaskaMontagne à Simoneau627Notre Dame Mountains2011-04-29 d
50.Rimouski-NeigetteMont Long-Vue625Notre Dame Mountains2013-08-13
51.La Vallée-de-la-GatineauLac Bleak Peaks610Laurentian Mountains 
52.MékinacMékinac High Point594Laurentian Mountains2013-06-05
53.L'ÉrableMont Vianney591Notre Dame Mountains2011-04-30 b
54.Les Pays-d'en-HautLes Pays-d'En-Haut High Point580Laurentian Mountains2010-11-19 b
 Pyrénées-Orientales or Les Pays-d'En-Haut High Point # 2580Laurentian Mountains2012-08-06
55.QuébecMontagne des Trois Sommets572Laurentian Mountains2011-05-22 b
56.Rouyn-NorandaMont Dominant565Northern Ontario2012-07-21
57.MaskinongéMaskinongé High Point560Laurentian Mountains2016-08-20 a
58.La Haute-YamaskaMont Brome554Notre Dame Mountains2009-04-24 a
59.Eeyou IstcheeEeyou Istchee High Point549Northern Quebec 
59.PontiacPontiac High Point549Laurentian Mountains 
61.D'AutrayD'Autray High Point547Laurentian Mountains2012-05-26
62.TémiscamingueTémiscamingue High Point518Laurentian Mountains2016-10-04
63.Rivière-du-LoupMont Citadelle-North Ridge472Notre Dame Mountains2013-07-14 b
63.AbitibiAbitibi High Point472Northern Quebec2012-07-20 b
65.ShawiniganShawinigan High Point460Laurentian Mountains2012-06-06
66.ArgenteuilArgenteuil High Point457Laurentian Mountains2011-06-07
66.Abitibi-OuestCollines Nissing-South Peak457Northern Ontario2012-07-22 a
 Abitibi-Ouest or Colline Oditan457Northern Ontario 
68.PapineauMont Grand Pic440Laurentian Mountains2010-11-12 a
68.Les Collines-de-l'OutaouaisLes Collines-de-l'Outaouais High Point440Laurentian Mountains2016-07-02 a
70.La Rivière-du-NordLa Rivière-du-Nord High Point429Laurentian Mountains2010-12-05 c
71.Les BasquesLes Basques High Point427Notre Dame Mountains2013-08-14
72.RouvilleMont Yamaska418Notre Dame Mountains1983-11-14
73.MontcalmMontcalm High Point414Laurentian Mountains2010-12-05 a
74.La Vallée-du-RichelieuMont Saint-Hilaire408Notre Dame Mountains1977-06-19
75.SherbrookeSherbrooke High Point401New England Upland2010-09-13 a
76.Les MaskoutainsMont Rougemont-Point 370370Notre Dame Mountains2010-09-13 d
77.Le Haut-Saint-LaurentCovey Hill345Adirondack Mountains2010-08-01 c
78.JolietteJoliette High Point320Laurentian Mountains2010-11-03 b
79.SaguenaySaguenay High Point310Laurentian Mountains2016-09-24 c
80.ActonActon High Point270Notre Dame Mountains2010-10-03 e
81.Le Haut-RichelieuMont Saint-Grégoire252Notre Dame Mountains1975-04-08
82.Deux-MontagnesMont Bleu249Laurentian Mountains2010-09-11 a
83.MontréalMont Royal234Laurentian Mountains1973-03-25
84.Vaudreuil-SoulangesMont Rigaud228Southern Ontario2009-04-25
85.Les ChenauxCap de Roche222Laurentian Mountains2011-09-18
86.LongueuilMont Saint-Bruno213Notre Dame Mountains1982-09-05
87.DrummondMont Saint-Felix210Notre Dame Mountains2010-10-03 b
88.LajemmeraisMont Saint-Bruno - Sommet Central190Notre Dame Mountains2010-08-02 a
89.GatineauGatineau High Point180Laurentian Mountains2010-11-12 b
90.Les Îles-de-la-MadeleineBig Hill169Gulf of Saint Lawrence Appalachians2013-08-06 a
91.MirabelMont Bleu-Northwest Slope168Laurentian Mountains2010-10-02 b
92.L'Île-d'OrléansL'Île-d'Orléans High Point151Laurentian Mountains2011-05-22 a
93.LévisLévis High Point124Notre Dame Mountains2012-07-03 a
94.Les Jardins-de-NapiervilleLes Jardins-de-Napierville High Point123Adirondack Mountains2010-09-10
95.BécancourBécancour High Point120Notre Dame Mountains2011-07-05 a
96.Nicolet-YamaskaNicolet-Yamaska High Point107Notre Dame Mountains2011-07-05 b
97.Les MoulinsLes Moulins High Point78Laurentian Mountains2011-09-17 b
98.Thérèse-de BlainvilleThérèse-de-Blainville High Point76Laurentian Mountains2011-09-17 a
98.Trois-RivièresTrois-Rivières High Point76Laurentian Mountains2010-11-03 a
100.Beauharnois-SalaberryBeauharnois-Salaberry High Point71Adirondack Mountains2011-06-29
101.LavalMont-Laval65Laurentian Mountains2014-04-17 c
102.RoussillonRousillon High Point58Adirondack Mountains2011-10-19
103.L'AssomptionL'Assomption High Point48Laurentian Mountains2011-10-30
104.Pierre-de-SaurelPierre-de-Saurel High Point45Notre Dame Mountains2010-10-03 a

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List Description

Quebec is currently divided into 104 “municipalités régionales de comté géographiques” or “geographic regional county municipalities”, and they are they are the closest equivalent to U.S. Counties in the province. They cover the entire area of Quebec and do not overlap, and are of roughly the same size and population as U.S. counties.

These 104 “counties” are of two types: 86 MRCs (regional county municipalities) and 18 TEs (equivalent territories). The TEs include large city areas like Montreal and Quebec City, plus large northern territories like Kativik. See the Wikipedia link below for more explanation of this topic.

Statistics Canada, the agency that runs the Canadian Census, generally uses the MRCGs as Census Divisions (CDs) in their tabulations, so they are statistically equivalent to the counties in the Maritime Provinces and Ontario, and the Regional Districts in British Columbia. However, the Statistics Canada numbering scheme for CDs only allows for codes from 00 to 99 within a single province, so they are forced to combine several groups of the MRCGs into bogus CDs. Therefore, this list is not a Quebec CD high point list—it shows all 104 MRCGs, the real administrative authorities.

Enough bureaucratic talk—this is quite a large and varied list of peaks. It includes a high and rugged summit in the Torngat Mountains in the far north, above-timberline expanses of the Chic-Chocs in the south, gentle hills in the area east of Montreal, huge flat expanses in the St. Lawrence valley, and many remote knobs in the vast watery maze of the Laurentians and the Canadian Shield. By area, Quebec is the largest state or province in North America (bigger than Alaska) and there is a lot of terrain here to cover.


Thanks must be offered to Don Desrosiers, who kindly shared a well-researched Quebec MGRC list he had been working on; to Michel Waechter and Serge Massad, who provided several corrections; to Gabriel Couët, who provided a wealth of information about various summits; and to Ben Lostracco, who has contributed lots of data about Quebec mountains to this site.

Primary sources for this list were the CanVec web mapping service data, the NTS 1:50,000 maps from, and old SoftMap CD-ROM set for the southeastern areas of the province, and the generous help of the individuals noted above. I tried to synthesize all these sources and cross-check across them all, in many cases trying to track down high points in the mind-numbing lake-studded terrain of the Canadian Shield. I am sure that there are still some errors on this list, and any corrections are welcome.


     Quebec MRCGs (Counties)


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