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Quebec MRCG High Points

RankMRCGPeak Elev-M
(Opt)
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 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
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.Le Domaine-du-RoyLe Domaine-du-Roy High Point747Laurentian Mountains
35.KamouraskaKamouraska High Point720Notre Dame Mountains
36.Les AppalachesMont Adstock712Notre Dame Mountains
37.Les SourcesMont Ham708Notre Dame Mountains
38.LotbiniéreMont Sainte Margaurite686Notre Dame Mountains
39.Robert-ClicheMont du Lac du Cinq680Notre Dame Mountains
40.La TuqueLe Tuque High Point671Laurentian Mountains
40.TémiscouataMontagne Bleue-Northeast Slopes671Notre Dame Mountains
40.La Vallée-de-l'OrLa Vallée-de-l'Or High Point671Laurentian Mountains
43.La Nouvelle-BeauceMont Frampton660Notre Dame Mountains
43.BonaventureBonaventure High Point660Notre Dame Mountains
43.Le Golfe-du-Saint-LaurentGolfe-du-Saint-Laurent High Point660Central and South Labrador
46.Le Val-Saint-FrançoisMont Chapman658Notre Dame Mountains
47.L'IsletMont Fournier656Notre Dame Mountains
48.AvignonAvignon High Point655Notre 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.MékinacMékinac High Point610Laurentian Mountains
53.Les Pays-d'en-HautLes Pays-d'En-Haut High Point600Laurentian Mountains
 Pyrénées-Orientales or Les Pays-d'En-Haut High Point # 2600Laurentian Mountains
54.L'ÉrableMont Vianney591Notre Dame Mountains
55.QuébecMontagne des Trois Sommets572Laurentian Mountains
56.MaskinongéMaskinongé High Point570Laurentian Mountains
57.Rouyn-NorandaMont Dominant565Northern Ontario
58.Eeyou IstcheeEeyou Istchee High Point564Northern Quebec
58.PontiacPontiac High Point564Laurentian Mountains
60.La Haute-YamaskaMont Brome554Notre Dame Mountains
61.D'AutrayD'Autray High Point547Laurentian Mountains
62.TémiscamingueTémiscamingue High Point533Laurentian Mountains
63.Rivière-du-LoupMont Citadelle-North Ridge488Notre Dame Mountains
63.AbitibiAbitibi High Point488Northern Quebec
65.ShawiniganShawinigan High Point480Laurentian Mountains
66.ArgenteuilArgenteuil High Point472Laurentian Mountains
66.Abitibi-OuestCollines Nissing-South Peak472Northern Ontario
 Abitibi-Ouest or Colline Oditan472Northern Ontario
68.Les Collines-de-l'OutaouaisLes Collines-de-l'Outaouais High Point460Laurentian Mountains
69.Les BasquesLes Basques High Point442Notre Dame Mountains
70.PapineauMont Grand Pic440Laurentian Mountains
71.La Rivière-du-NordLa Rivière-du-Nord High Point429Laurentian Mountains
72.RouvilleMont Yamaska418Notre Dame Mountains
73.MontcalmMontcalm High Point414Laurentian Mountains
74.La Vallée-du-RichelieuMont Saint-Hilaire408Notre Dame Mountains
75.SherbrookeSherbrooke High Point401New England Upland
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.LajemmeraisMont Saint-Bruno - Sommet Central200Notre Dame Mountains
88.GatineauGatineau High Point200Laurentian 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.LavalMont-Laval65Laurentian Mountains
102.RoussillonRousillon High Point58Adirondack 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; 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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