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Quebec MRCG High Points

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RankMRCGPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)
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.MatawinieMontagne Noire2910Laurentian Mountains
 Matawinie or Le Carcan2897Laurentian Mountains
23.La Côte-de-GaspéLa Côte-de-Gaspé High Point2900Notre Dame Mountains
23.Lac-Saint-Jean-EstMont Apica2900Laurentian 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.Antoine-LabelleMont Sir-Wilfrid2569Laurentian Mountains
31.BonaventureMont du ruisseau Josué2562Notre Dame 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

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