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Quebec MRCG High Points

RankMRCGPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
1.KativikMont D'Iberville5419Torngat Mountains 
2.La Haute-GaspésieMont Jacques-Cartier4160Notre Dame Mountains 
3.Le GranitWest Monument 443 Peak3894Longfellow Mountains 
4.La Côte-de-BeaupréMont Raoul-Blanchard3855Laurentian Mountains 
5.MataneMont Logan3773Notre Dame Mountains 
6.Le Fjord-du-SaguenayMont Yapeitso3700Northern Quebec 
6.JamésieMont Yapeitso3700Northern Quebec 
8.ManicouaganMont Veyrier3622Northern Quebec 
9.Le Haut-Saint-FrançoisMont Mégantic3615Longfellow Mountains 
10.CharlevoixMont de l'Enfer3609Laurentian Mountains 
11.CaniapiscauSommet UA 23600Northern Quebec 
12.Sept-RivièresMont Lucie3550Northern Quebec 
13.MinganieMinganie High Point3450Northern Quebec 
14.Charlevoix-EstMont Jérémie3445Laurentian Mountains 
15.Brome-MissisquoiSommet Rond3156Green Mountains 
16.Les LaurentidesMont Tremblant3058Laurentian Mountains 
17.La Jacques-CartierMont du lac Bonneville3051Laurentian Mountains 
18.BellechasseMontagne du Midi3005Notre Dame Mountains 
 Bellechasse or Mont Saint-Magloire3002Notre Dame Mountains 
19.Les EtcheminsMontagne du Midi-Sommet Sud2992Notre Dame Mountains 
20.La MatapédiaMont Saint-Pierre2972Notre Dame Mountains 
21.Maria-ChapdelaineMaria-Chapdelaine High Point2940Northern Quebec 
22.La Côte-de-GaspéLa Côte-de-Gaspé High Point2900Notre Dame Mountains 
22.Lac-Saint-Jean-EstMont Apica2900Laurentian Mountains 
22.MatawinieMontagne Noire2900Laurentian Mountains 
 Matawinie or Le Carcan2897Laurentian Mountains 
25.CoaticookMont Hereford2851New England Upland 
26.PortneufMont du lac Chézine2822Laurentian Mountains 
27.MemphrémagogMont Orford2789Green Mountains 
27.MontmagnyMontagne Grande Coulée - East Slope2789Notre Dame Mountains 
29.La MitisMont Saint-Pierre-Northwest Slope2592Notre Dame Mountains 
30.BonaventureMont du ruisseau Josué2562Notre Dame Mountains 
31.Antoine-LabelleMont Sir-Wilfrid2550Laurentian Mountains 
32.Beauce-SartiganLiniere Benchmark2540Longfellow Mountains 
33.La Haute-Côte-NordLa Haute-Côte-Nord High Point2500Northern Quebec 
34.Le Rocher-PercéMont Alexandre2428Notre Dame Mountains 
35.Le Domaine-du-RoyLe Domaine-du-Roy High Point2400Laurentian Mountains 
36.Les AppalachesMont Adstock2336Notre Dame Mountains 
37.Les SourcesMont Ham2323Notre Dame Mountains 
38.KamouraskaKamouraska High Point2297Notre Dame Mountains 
39.LotbiniéreMont Sainte Margaurite2251Notre Dame Mountains 
40.Robert-ClicheMont du Lac du Cinq2198Notre Dame Mountains 
41.AvignonMont du lac Sansfaçon2178Notre Dame Mountains 
42.La TuqueMont du lac à la Pluie2169Laurentian Mountains 
43.Le Val-Saint-FrançoisMont Chapman2159Notre Dame Mountains 
44.L'IsletMont Fournier2152Notre Dame Mountains 
45.TémiscouataMontagne Bleue-Northeast Slopes2150Notre Dame Mountains 
45.La Vallée-de-l'OrLa Vallée-de-l'Or High Point2150Laurentian Mountains 
47.La Nouvelle-BeauceMont Frampton2133Notre Dame Mountains 
47.Le Golfe-du-Saint-LaurentGolfe-du-Saint-Laurent High Point2133Central and South Labrador 
49.ArthabaskaMontagne à Simoneau2057Notre Dame Mountains 
50.Rimouski-NeigetteMont Long-Vue2050Notre Dame Mountains 
51.La Vallée-de-la-GatineauLac Bleak Peaks2001Laurentian Mountains 
52.MékinacMékinac High Point1962Laurentian Mountains 
53.L'ÉrableMont Vianney1939Notre Dame Mountains 
54.D'AutrayMont du lac Penang1906Laurentian Mountains 
55.Les Pays-d'en-HautLes Pays-d'En-Haut High Point1903Laurentian Mountains 
 Pyrénées-Orientales or Les Pays-d'En-Haut High Point # 21903Laurentian Mountains 
56.PontiacMont du lac Meikle1886Laurentian Mountains 
57.QuébecMontagne des Trois Sommets1877Laurentian Mountains 
58.Rouyn-NorandaMont Dominant1855Northern Ontario 
59.MaskinongéMaskinongé High Point1837Laurentian Mountains 
60.La Haute-YamaskaMont Brome1818Notre Dame Mountains 
61.Eeyou IstcheeEeyou Istchee High Point1800Northern Quebec 
62.PapineauMont du lac Écho1732Laurentian Mountains 
63.TémiscamingueTémiscamingue High Point1700Laurentian Mountains 
64.AbitibiMont Brumeux-Sommet est1650Northern Ontario 
65.Les BasquesMont du lac Ferré1581Notre Dame Mountains 
66.Rivière-du-LoupMont Citadelle-North Ridge1550Notre Dame Mountains 
67.ArgenteuilMont du lac Walker1542Laurentian Mountains 
68.ShawiniganShawinigan High Point1509Laurentian Mountains 
68.Abitibi-OuestColline Oditan1509Northern Ontario 
70.Les Collines-de-l'OutaouaisLes Collines-de-l'Outaouais High Point1444Laurentian Mountains 
71.La Rivière-du-NordMont Olympia-Sommet est1430Laurentian Mountains 
72.SaguenayColline Simoncouche1407Laurentian Mountains 
73.RouvilleMont Yamaska1371Notre Dame Mountains 
74.MontcalmMontcalm High Point1358Laurentian Mountains 
75.La Vallée-du-RichelieuMont Saint-Hilaire1339Notre Dame Mountains 
76.SherbrookeSherbrooke High Point1316New England Upland 
77.Les MaskoutainsMont Rougemont-Point 3701214Notre Dame Mountains 
78.Le Haut-Saint-LaurentCovey Hill1132Adirondack Mountains 
79.JolietteJoliette High Point1050Laurentian Mountains 
80.ActonColline de la Rochelle-Acton bump988Notre Dame Mountains 
81.GatineauColline de la Black883Laurentian Mountains 
82.Le Haut-RichelieuMont Saint-Grégoire827Notre Dame Mountains 
83.Deux-MontagnesMont Bleu817Laurentian Mountains 
83.DrummondCap de Wilson Pond817Green Mountains 
85.MontréalMont Royal768Laurentian Mountains 
86.Vaudreuil-SoulangesMont Rigaud748Southern Ontario 
87.Les ChenauxCap de Roche728Laurentian Mountains 
88.LongueuilMont Saint-Bruno699Notre Dame Mountains 
89.LajemmeraisMont Saint-Bruno - Sommet Central623Notre Dame Mountains 
90.Les Îles-de-la-MadeleineBig Hill554Gulf of Saint Lawrence Appalachians 
91.MirabelMont Bleu-Northwest Slope551Laurentian Mountains 
92.L'Île-d'OrléansL'Île-d'Orléans High Point495Laurentian Mountains 
93.LévisLévis High Point420Notre Dame Mountains 
94.BécancourBécancour High Point410Notre Dame Mountains 
95.Les Jardins-de-NapiervilleLes Jardins-de-Napierville High Point404Adirondack Mountains 
96.Nicolet-YamaskaColline des Épinettes344Notre Dame Mountains 
97.Thérèse-de BlainvilleThérèse-de-Blainville High Point266Laurentian Mountains 
98.Trois-RivièresTrois-Rivières High Point262Laurentian Mountains 
99.Les MoulinsSouth Les Moulins High Point233Laurentian Mountains 
99.Beauharnois-SalaberryBeauharnois-Salaberry High Point233Adirondack Mountains 
101.LavalMont-Laval213Laurentian Mountains 
102.RoussillonRousillon High Point190Adirondack Mountains 
103.L'AssomptionL'Assomption High Point157Laurentian Mountains 
104.Pierre-de-SaurelPierre-de-Saurel High Point154Notre 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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