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Quebec MRCG High Points

RankMRCGPeak Elev-M
(Opt)
Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.KativikMont D'Iberville1652Torngat Mountains 
2.La Haute-GaspésieMont Jacques-Cartier1268Notre Dame Mountains 
3.Le GranitWest Monument 443 Peak1187Longfellow Mountains 
4.La Côte-de-BeaupréMont Raoul-Blanchard1175Laurentian Mountains 
5.MataneMont Logan1160Notre Dame Mountains 
6.Le Fjord-du-SaguenayMont Yapeitso1143Northern Quebec 
6.JamésieMont Yapeitso1143Northern Quebec 
8.CaniapiscauSommet UA 21112Northern Quebec 
9.CharlevoixMont de l'Enfer1110Laurentian Mountains 
10.ManicouaganMont Veyrier1104Northern Quebec 
11.Le Haut-Saint-FrançoisMont Mégantic1102Longfellow Mountains 
12.Sept-RivièresMont Lucie1097Northern Quebec 
13.Charlevoix-EstMont Jérémie1060Laurentian Mountains 
14.MinganieMinganie High Point1036Central and South Labrador 
15.Brome-MissisquoiSommet Rond962Green Mountains 
16.La Jacques-CartierMont du lac Bonneville940Laurentian Mountains 
17.Les LaurentidesMont Tremblant932Laurentian Mountains 
18.BellechasseMontagne du Midi916Notre Dame Mountains 
 Bellechasse or Mont Saint-Magloire915Notre Dame Mountains 
19.Les EtcheminsMontagne du Midi-Sommet Sud912Notre Dame Mountains 
20.La MatapédiaMont Saint-Pierre906Notre Dame Mountains 
21.La Côte-de-GaspéLa Côte-de-Gaspé High Point899Notre Dame Mountains 
21.Lac-Saint-Jean-EstMont Apica899Laurentian Mountains 
21.MatawinieMontagne Noire899Laurentian Mountains 
24.Maria-ChapdelaineMaria-Chapdelaine High Point890Northern Quebec 
25.PortneufMont du lac Chézine880Laurentian Mountains 
26.CoaticookMont Hereford869New England Upland 
27.MemphrémagogMont Orford860Green Mountains 
28.MontmagnyMontagne Grande Coulée--East Slope858Notre Dame Mountains 
29.La MitisMont Saint-Pierre-Northwest Slope800Notre Dame Mountains 
30.Antoine-LabelleMont Sir-Wilfrid792Laurentian Mountains 
31.La Haute-Côte-NordLa Haute-Côte-Nord High Point777Northern Quebec 
32.Beauce-SartiganLiniere Benchmark773Longfellow Mountains 
33.Le Rocher-PercéMont Alexandre760Notre Dame Mountains 
34.KamouraskaKamouraska High Point720Notre Dame Mountains 
35.Les AppalachesMont Adstock712Notre Dame Mountains 
36.Les SourcesMont Ham708Notre Dame Mountains 
37.LotbiniéreMont Sainte Margaurite686Notre Dame Mountains 
38.Robert-ClicheMont du Lac du Cinq680Notre Dame Mountains 
39.La Vallée-de-l'OrLa Vallée-de-l'Or High Point670Laurentian Mountains 
39.La TuqueLe Tuque High Point670Laurentian Mountains 
39.TémiscouataMontagne Bleue-Northeast Slopes670Notre Dame Mountains 
42.BonaventureBonaventure High Point660Notre Dame Mountains 
42.La Nouvelle-BeauceMont Frampton660Notre Dame Mountains 
44.Le Val-Saint-FrançoisMont Chapman658Notre Dame Mountains 
45.L'IsletMont Fournier656Notre Dame Mountains 
46.AvignonAvignon High Point655Notre Dame Mountains 
47.Rimouski-NeigetteMont Long-Vue640Notre Dame Mountains 
48.ArthabaskaMontagne à Simoneau627Notre Dame Mountains 
49.La Vallée-de-la-GatineauLac Bleak Peaks620Laurentian Mountains 
50.MékinacMékinac High Point609Laurentian Mountains 
51.Les Pays-d'en-HautLes Pays-d'En-Haut High Point600Laurentian Mountains 
 Pyrénées-Orientales or Les Pays-d'En-Haut High Point # 2600Laurentian Mountains 
52.Le Domaine-du-RoyLe Domaine-du-Roy High Point594Northern Quebec 
53.L'ÉrableMont Vianney591Notre Dame Mountains 
54.QuébecMontagne des Trois Sommets572Laurentian Mountains 
55.Rouyn-NorandaMont Dominant565Northern Ontario 
56.Eeyou IstcheeEeyou Istchee High Point564Northern Quebec 
57.MaskinongéMaskinongé High Point560Laurentian Mountains 
58.La Haute-YamaskaMont Brome554Notre Dame Mountains 
59.D'AutrayD'Autray High Point547Laurentian Mountains 
60.TémiscamingueTémiscamingue High Point503Laurentian Mountains 
 Témiscamingue or Témiscamingue High Point #2503Laurentian Mountains 
61.AbitibiAbitibi High Point487Northern Quebec 
61.Rivière-du-LoupMont Citadelle-North Ridge487Notre Dame Mountains 
63.ShawiniganShawinigan High Point480Laurentian Mountains 
64.ArgenteuilArgenteuil High Point472Laurentian Mountains 
64.Abitibi-OuestCollines Nissing-South Peak472Northern Ontario 
 Abitibi-Ouest or Colline Oditan472Northern Ontario 
66.Les BasquesLes Basques High Point442Notre Dame Mountains 
67.Les Collines-de-l'OutaouaisLes Collines-de-l'Outaouais High Point440Laurentian Mountains 
67.PapineauMont Grand Pic440Laurentian Mountains 
69.La Rivière-du-NordLa Rivière-du-Nord High Point429Laurentian Mountains 
70.PontiacMontagne du Lac Sand426Laurentian Mountains 
71.RouvilleMont Yamaska418Notre Dame Mountains 
72.MontcalmMontcalm High Point414Laurentian Mountains 
73.La Vallée-du-RichelieuMont Saint-Hilaire408Notre Dame Mountains 
74.SherbrookeSherbrooke High Point401New England Upland 
75.Basse-Côte-NordCollines de Brador396Central and South Labrador 
76.Les MaskoutainsMont Rougemont-Point 370380Notre Dame Mountains 
77.Le Haut-Saint-LaurentCovey Hill345Adirondack Mountains 
78.JolietteJoliette High Point340Laurentian Mountains 
79.SaguenaySaguenay High Point320Laurentian Mountains 
80.ActonActon High Point280Notre Dame Mountains 
81.Le Haut-RichelieuMont Saint-Grégoire252Notre Dame Mountains 
82.Deux-MontagnesMont Bleu249Laurentian Mountains 
83.MontréalMont Royal234Laurentian Mountains 
84.Les ChenauxCap de Roche230Laurentian Mountains 
85.Vaudreuil-SoulangesMont Rigaud228Southern Ontario 
86.DrummondMont Saint-Felix220Notre Dame Mountains 
87.LongueuilMont Saint-Bruno213Notre Dame Mountains 
88.GatineauGatineau High Point200Laurentian Mountains 
89.LajemmeraisMont Saint-Bruno - Sommet Central200Notre Dame Mountains 
90.Les Îles-de-la-MadeleineBig Hill169Gulf of Saint Lawrence Appalachians 
91.MirabelMont Bleu-Northwest Slope168Laurentian Mountains 
92.L'Île-d'OrléansL'Île-d'Orléans High Point151Laurentian Mountains 
93.BécancourBécancour High Point130Notre Dame Mountains 
94.LévisLévis High Point124Notre Dame Mountains 
95.Les Jardins-de-NapiervilleLes Jardins-de-Napierville High Point123Adirondack Mountains 
96.Nicolet-YamaskaNicolet-Yamaska High Point107Notre Dame Mountains 
97.Les MoulinsLes Moulins High Point78Laurentian Mountains 
98.Thérèse-de BlainvilleThérèse-de-Blainville High Point76Laurentian Mountains 
98.Trois-RivièresTrois-Rivières High Point76Laurentian Mountains 
100.Beauharnois-SalaberryBeauharnois-Salaberry High Point71Adirondack Mountains 
101.RoussillonRousillon High Point58Adirondack Mountains 
102.LavalNorth Île Jésus High Point57Laurentian Mountains 
103.L'AssomptionL'Assomption High Point48Laurentian Mountains 
104.Pierre-de-SaurelPierre-de-Saurel High Point45Notre Dame Mountains 

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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.

Acknowledgments:

Thanks must be offered to Don Desrosiers, who kindly shared a well-researched Quebec MGRC list he had been working on, and to Gabriel Couët, who provided a wealth of information about various summits. Also, thanks 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 MyTopo.com, 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.

Links

     Quebec MRCGs (Counties)

 


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