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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 21113Northern 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 Point1052Northern Quebec 
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 
 Matawinie or Le Carcan903Laurentian Mountains 
24.Maria-ChapdelaineMaria-Chapdelaine High Point896Northern 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.BonaventureMont du ruisseau Josué781Notre Dame Mountains 
32.Beauce-SartiganLiniere Benchmark780Longfellow Mountains 
33.La Haute-Côte-NordLa Haute-Côte-Nord High Point777Northern Quebec 
34.Le Rocher-PercéMont Alexandre760Notre Dame Mountains 
35.Le Domaine-du-RoyLe Domaine-du-Roy High Point747Laurentian Mountains 
36.KamouraskaKamouraska High Point720Notre Dame Mountains 
37.Les AppalachesMont Adstock712Notre Dame Mountains 
38.Les SourcesMont Ham708Notre Dame Mountains 
39.LotbiniéreMont Sainte Margaurite686Notre Dame Mountains 
40.Robert-ClicheMont du Lac du Cinq680Notre Dame Mountains 
41.TémiscouataMontagne Bleue-Northeast Slopes671Notre Dame Mountains 
41.La Vallée-de-l'OrLa Vallée-de-l'Or High Point671Laurentian Mountains 
43.AvignonMont du lac Sansfaçon664Notre Dame Mountains 
44.La TuqueMont du lac à la Pluie661Laurentian Mountains 
45.La Nouvelle-BeauceMont Frampton660Notre Dame Mountains 
45.Le Golfe-du-Saint-LaurentGolfe-du-Saint-Laurent High Point660Central and South Labrador 
47.Le Val-Saint-FrançoisMont Chapman658Notre Dame Mountains 
48.L'IsletMont Fournier656Notre Dame Mountains 
49.Rimouski-NeigetteMont Long-Vue640Notre Dame Mountains 
50.ArthabaskaMontagne à Simoneau627Notre Dame Mountains 
51.La Vallée-de-la-GatineauLac Bleak Peaks620Laurentian Mountains 
52.Les Pays-d'en-HautLes Pays-d'En-Haut High Point600Laurentian Mountains 
 Pyrénées-Orientales or Les Pays-d'En-Haut High Point # 2600Laurentian Mountains 
53.MékinacMékinac High Point598Laurentian Mountains 
54.L'ÉrableMont Vianney591Notre Dame Mountains 
55.D'AutrayMont du lac Penang581Laurentian Mountains 
56.PontiacMont du lac Meikle575Laurentian Mountains 
57.QuébecMontagne des Trois Sommets572Laurentian Mountains 
58.MaskinongéMaskinongé High Point570Laurentian Mountains 
59.Rouyn-NorandaMont Dominant565Northern Ontario 
60.Eeyou IstcheeEeyou Istchee High Point564Northern Quebec 
61.La Haute-YamaskaMont Brome554Notre Dame Mountains 
62.TémiscamingueTémiscamingue High Point533Laurentian Mountains 
63.PapineauMont du lac Écho528Laurentian Mountains 
64.AbitibiMont Brumeux-Sommet est503Northern Ontario 
65.Rivière-du-LoupMont Citadelle-North Ridge488Notre Dame Mountains 
66.Les BasquesMont du lac Ferré482Notre Dame Mountains 
67.ShawiniganShawinigan High Point480Laurentian Mountains 
68.ArgenteuilMont du lac Walker470Laurentian Mountains 
69.Abitibi-OuestColline Oditan460Northern Ontario 
69.Les Collines-de-l'OutaouaisLes Collines-de-l'Outaouais High Point460Laurentian Mountains 
71.La Rivière-du-NordMont Olympia-Sommet est436Laurentian Mountains 
72.SaguenayColline Simoncouche429Laurentian Mountains 
73.RouvilleMont Yamaska418Notre Dame Mountains 
74.MontcalmMontcalm High Point414Laurentian Mountains 
75.La Vallée-du-RichelieuMont Saint-Hilaire408Notre Dame Mountains 
76.SherbrookeSherbrooke High Point401New England Upland 
77.Les MaskoutainsMont Rougemont-Point 370380Notre Dame Mountains 
78.Le Haut-Saint-LaurentCovey Hill345Adirondack Mountains 
79.JolietteJoliette High Point340Laurentian Mountains 
80.ActonColline de la Rochelle-Acton bump301Notre Dame Mountains 
81.GatineauColline de la Black269Laurentian Mountains 
82.Le Haut-RichelieuMont Saint-Grégoire252Notre Dame Mountains 
83.Deux-MontagnesMont Bleu249Laurentian Mountains 
83.DrummondCap de Wilson Pond249Green Mountains 
85.MontréalMont Royal234Laurentian Mountains 
86.Les ChenauxCap de Roche230Laurentian Mountains 
87.Vaudreuil-SoulangesMont Rigaud228Southern Ontario 
88.LongueuilMont Saint-Bruno213Notre Dame 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.LévisLévis High Point128Notre Dame Mountains 
94.BécancourBécancour High Point125Notre Dame Mountains 
95.Les Jardins-de-NapiervilleLes Jardins-de-Napierville High Point123Adirondack Mountains 
96.Nicolet-YamaskaColline des Épinettes105Notre Dame Mountains 
97.Thérèse-de BlainvilleThérèse-de-Blainville High Point81Laurentian Mountains 
98.Trois-RivièresTrois-Rivières High Point80Laurentian Mountains 
99.Les MoulinsSouth Les Moulins High Point71Laurentian Mountains 
99.Beauharnois-SalaberryBeauharnois-Salaberry High Point71Adirondack Mountains 
101.LavalMont-Laval65Laurentian Mountains 
102.RoussillonRousillon High Point58Adirondack Mountains 
103.L'AssomptionL'Assomption High Point48Laurentian Mountains 
104.Pierre-de-SaurelPierre-de-Saurel High Point47Notre 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; 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 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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