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Quebec MRCG High Points

RankMRCGPeak Elev-M Range (Level 4)
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 Logan1150Notre Dame Mountains
6.Le Fjord-du-SaguenayMont Yapeitso1128Northern Quebec
6.JamésieMont Yapeitso1128Northern Quebec
8.ManicouaganMont Veyrier1104Northern Quebec
9.Le Haut-Saint-FrançoisMont Mégantic1102Longfellow Mountains
10.CharlevoixMont de l'Enfer1100Laurentian Mountains
11.CaniapiscauSommet UA 21097Northern Quebec
12.Sept-RivièresMont Lucie1082Northern Quebec
13.MinganieMinganie High Point1052Northern Quebec
14.Charlevoix-EstMont Jérémie1050Laurentian Mountains
15.Brome-MissisquoiSommet Rond962Green Mountains
16.Les LaurentidesMont Tremblant932Laurentian Mountains
17.La Jacques-CartierMont du lac Bonneville930Laurentian 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.Maria-ChapdelaineMaria-Chapdelaine High Point896Northern Quebec
22.La Côte-de-GaspéLa Côte-de-Gaspé High Point884Notre Dame Mountains
22.Lac-Saint-Jean-EstMont Apica884Laurentian Mountains
22.MatawinieMontagne Noire884Laurentian Mountains
 Matawinie or Le Carcan883Laurentian Mountains
25.CoaticookMont Hereford869New England Upland
26.PortneufMont du lac Chézine860Laurentian Mountains
27.MemphrémagogMont Orford850Green Mountains
27.MontmagnyMontagne Grande Coulée - East Slope850Notre Dame Mountains
29.La MitisMont Saint-Pierre-Northwest Slope790Notre Dame Mountains
30.BonaventureMont du ruisseau Josué781Notre Dame Mountains
31.Antoine-LabelleMont Sir-Wilfrid777Laurentian Mountains
32.Beauce-SartiganLiniere Benchmark774Longfellow Mountains
33.La Haute-Côte-NordLa Haute-Côte-Nord High Point762Northern Quebec
34.Le Rocher-PercéMont Alexandre740Notre Dame Mountains
35.Le Domaine-du-RoyLe Domaine-du-Roy High Point732Laurentian Mountains
36.Les AppalachesMont Adstock712Notre Dame Mountains
37.Les SourcesMont Ham708Notre Dame Mountains
38.KamouraskaKamouraska High Point700Notre Dame Mountains
39.LotbiniéreMont Sainte Margaurite686Notre Dame Mountains
40.Robert-ClicheMont du Lac du Cinq670Notre Dame Mountains
41.AvignonMont du lac Sansfaçon664Notre Dame Mountains
42.La TuqueMont du lac à la Pluie661Laurentian Mountains
43.Le Val-Saint-FrançoisMont Chapman658Notre Dame Mountains
44.L'IsletMont Fournier656Notre Dame Mountains
45.TémiscouataMontagne Bleue-Northeast Slopes655Notre Dame Mountains
45.La Vallée-de-l'OrLa Vallée-de-l'Or High Point655Laurentian Mountains
47.La Nouvelle-BeauceMont Frampton650Notre Dame Mountains
47.Le Golfe-du-Saint-LaurentGolfe-du-Saint-Laurent High Point650Central and South Labrador
49.ArthabaskaMontagne à Simoneau627Notre Dame Mountains
50.Rimouski-NeigetteMont Long-Vue625Notre Dame Mountains
51.La Vallée-de-la-GatineauLac Bleak Peaks610Laurentian Mountains
52.MékinacMékinac High Point598Laurentian Mountains
53.L'ÉrableMont Vianney591Notre Dame Mountains
54.D'AutrayMont du lac Penang581Laurentian Mountains
55.Les Pays-d'en-HautLes Pays-d'En-Haut High Point580Laurentian Mountains
 Pyrénées-Orientales or Les Pays-d'En-Haut High Point # 2580Laurentian Mountains
56.PontiacMont du lac Meikle575Laurentian Mountains
57.QuébecMontagne des Trois Sommets572Laurentian Mountains
58.Rouyn-NorandaMont Dominant565Northern Ontario
59.MaskinongéMaskinongé High Point560Laurentian Mountains
60.La Haute-YamaskaMont Brome554Notre Dame Mountains
61.Eeyou IstcheeEeyou Istchee High Point549Northern Quebec
62.PapineauMont du lac Écho528Laurentian Mountains
63.TémiscamingueTémiscamingue High Point518Laurentian Mountains
64.AbitibiMont Brumeux-Sommet est503Northern Ontario
65.Les BasquesMont du lac Ferré482Notre Dame Mountains
66.Rivière-du-LoupMont Citadelle-North Ridge472Notre Dame Mountains
67.ArgenteuilMont du lac Walker470Laurentian Mountains
68.ShawiniganShawinigan High Point460Laurentian Mountains
68.Abitibi-OuestColline Oditan460Northern Ontario
70.Les Collines-de-l'OutaouaisLes Collines-de-l'Outaouais High Point440Laurentian 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 370370Notre Dame Mountains
78.Le Haut-Saint-LaurentCovey Hill345Adirondack Mountains
79.JolietteJoliette High Point320Laurentian 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.Vaudreuil-SoulangesMont Rigaud228Southern Ontario
87.Les ChenauxCap de Roche222Laurentian Mountains
88.LongueuilMont Saint-Bruno213Notre Dame Mountains
89.LajemmeraisMont Saint-Bruno - Sommet Central190Notre 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

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