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Quebec MRCG High Points

RankMRCGPeak Elev-M
Range (Level 4)
1.KativikMont D'Iberville1652Torngat Mountains
2.La Haute-GaspésieMont Jacques-Cartier1276Notre 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-MissisquoiLe Round Top962Green 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
23.Maria-ChapdelaineMaria-Chapdelaine High Point896Northern Quebec
24.MatawinieMontagne Noire887Laurentian Mountains
 Matawinie or Le Carcan882Laurentian Mountains
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-Wilfrid783Laurentian 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 Alexandre758Notre Dame Mountains
35.Le Domaine-du-RoyLe Domaine-du-Roy High Point747Laurentian Mountains
36.KamouraskaMont du lac de l'Est720Notre Dame Mountains
37.Les AppalachesMont Adstock712Notre Dame Mountains
38.Les SourcesMont Ham708Notre Dame Mountains
39.LotbiniéreMont Sainte-Marguerite686Notre Dame Mountains
40.Robert-ClicheMont du Lac du Cinq680Notre Dame Mountains
41.TémiscouataMont Bleu-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.Rimouski-NeigetteMont Longue-Vue660Notre Dame Mountains
45.La Nouvelle-BeauceMont Frampton660Notre Dame Mountains
45.Le Golfe-du-Saint-LaurentGolfe-du-Saint-Laurent High Point660Central and South Labrador
48.Le Val-Saint-FrançoisMont Chapman658Notre Dame Mountains
49.L'IsletMont Fournier656Notre 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.MékinacMont du lac du Cardinal598Laurentian Mountains
54.L'ÉrableMont Vianney591Notre Dame Mountains
55.D'AutrayMont du lac Penang581Laurentian Mountains
56.PontiacMont du lac Meikle575Laurentian Mountains
57.QuébecMontagne des Trois Sommets573Laurentian Mountains
58.MaskinongéMaskinongé High Point570Laurentian Mountains
59.Rouyn-NorandaMont Dominant565Northern Ontario
60.Eeyou IstcheeEeyou Istchee High Point564Northern Quebec
61.PapineauMont du lac Écho528Laurentian Mountains
62.La Haute-YamaskaMont Shefford525Notre Dame Mountains
63.TémiscamingueMont du lac Namekoses505Laurentian 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.ShawiniganMont du lac Jodon472Laurentian Mountains
68.ArgenteuilMont du lac Walker470Laurentian Mountains
68.Abitibi-OuestColline Oditan470Northern Ontario
70.Les Collines-de-l'OutaouaisMont des Lacs Jumeaux460Laurentian 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.Les ChenauxCap de Roche240Laurentian Mountains
86.MontréalMont Royal234Laurentian Mountains
87.Vaudreuil-SoulangesMont Rigaud228Southern Ontario
88.LongueuilMont Saint-Bruno213Notre Dame Mountains
89.Marguerite-d’YouvilleMont 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 Point153Laurentian 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-YamaskaNicolet-Yamaska High Point109Notre Dame Mountains
97.Thérèse-de BlainvilleThérèse-de-Blainville High Point81Laurentian Mountains
98.Trois-RivièresTrois-Rivières High Point80Laurentian Mountains
99.Les MoulinsLes Moulins High Point72Laurentian 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 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.


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, 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.


     Quebec MRCGs (Counties)


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