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Quebec MRCG High Points

RankMRCGPeak Elev-M Range (Level 4)Ascents
1.KativikMont D'Iberville1652Torngat Mountains13
2.La Haute-GaspésieMont Jacques-Cartier1276Notre Dame Mountains112
3.Le GranitMont Gosford1181Longfellow Mountains137
4.La Côte-de-BeaupréMont Raoul-Blanchard1175Laurentian Mountains7
5.MataneMont Logan1150Notre Dame Mountains40
6.Le Fjord-du-SaguenayMont Yapeitso1128Northern Quebec0
6.Eeyou Istchee Baie-JamesMont Yapeitso1128Northern Quebec0
8.ManicouaganMont Veyrier1104Northern Quebec13
9.Le Haut-Saint-FrançoisMont Mégantic1102Longfellow Mountains175
10.CharlevoixMont de l'Enfer1100Laurentian Mountains13
11.CaniapiscauSommet UA 21097Northern Quebec1
12.Sept-RivièresMont Lucie1082Northern Quebec1
13.MinganieMinganie High Point1052Northern Quebec0
14.Charlevoix-EstMont Jérémie1050Laurentian Mountains8
15.Brome-MissisquoiLe Round Top962Green Mountains103
16.Les LaurentidesMont Tremblant932Laurentian Mountains143
17.La Jacques-CartierMont du lac Bonneville930Laurentian Mountains3
18.BellechasseMontagne du Midi916Notre Dame Mountains30
 Bellechasse or Mont Saint-Magloire915Notre Dame Mountains20
19.Les EtcheminsMontagne du Midi-Sommet Sud912Notre Dame Mountains12
20.La MatapédiaMont Saint-Pierre906Notre Dame Mountains6
21.Maria-ChapdelaineMaria-Chapdelaine High Point896Northern Quebec0
22.MatawinieMontagne Noire887Laurentian Mountains63
 Matawinie or Le Carcan882Laurentian Mountains14
23.La Côte-de-GaspéLa Côte-de-Gaspé High Point884Notre Dame Mountains5
23.Lac-Saint-Jean-EstMont Apica884Laurentian Mountains11
25.CoaticookMont Hereford869New England Upland21
26.PortneufMont du lac Chézine860Laurentian Mountains3
27.MontmagnyMontagne Grande Coulée - East Slope850Notre Dame Mountains15
27.MemphrémagogMont Orford850Green Mountains136
29.La MitisMont Saint-Pierre-Northwest Slope790Notre Dame Mountains5
30.Antoine-LabelleMont Sir-Wilfrid783Laurentian Mountains10
31.BonaventureMont du ruisseau Josué781Notre Dame Mountains3
32.Beauce-SartiganLiniere Benchmark774Longfellow Mountains8
33.La Haute-Côte-NordLa Haute-Côte-Nord High Point762Northern Quebec3
34.Le Rocher-PercéMont Alexandre758Notre Dame Mountains4
35.Le Domaine-du-RoyLe Domaine-du-Roy High Point732Laurentian Mountains3
36.Les AppalachesMont Adstock712Notre Dame Mountains19
37.KamouraskaMont du lac de l'Est710Notre Dame Mountains7
38.Les SourcesMont Ham708Notre Dame Mountains96
39.LotbiniéreMont Sainte-Marguerite686Notre Dame Mountains16
40.Robert-ClicheMont du Lac du Cinq670Notre Dame Mountains10
41.AvignonMont du lac Sansfaçon664Notre Dame Mountains3
42.La TuqueMont du lac à la Pluie661Laurentian Mountains3
43.Le Val-Saint-FrançoisMont Chapman658Notre Dame Mountains18
44.L'IsletMont Fournier656Notre Dame Mountains8
45.La Vallée-de-l'OrLa Vallée-de-l'Or High Point655Laurentian Mountains2
45.TémiscouataMont Bleu-Northeast Slopes655Notre Dame Mountains7
47.Rimouski-NeigetteMont Longue-Vue650Notre Dame Mountains5
47.Le Golfe-du-Saint-LaurentGolfe-du-Saint-Laurent High Point650Central and South Labrador0
47.La Nouvelle-BeauceMont Frampton650Notre Dame Mountains9
50.ArthabaskaMontagne à Simoneau627Notre Dame Mountains12
51.La Vallée-de-la-GatineauLac Bleak Peaks610Laurentian Mountains2
52.MékinacMont du lac du Cardinal598Laurentian Mountains3
53.L'ÉrableMont Vianney591Notre Dame Mountains10
54.D'AutrayMont du lac Penang581Laurentian Mountains3
55.Les Pays-d'en-HautLes Pays-d'En-Haut High Point580Laurentian Mountains7
 Pyrénées-Orientales or Les Pays-d'En-Haut High Point # 2580Laurentian Mountains4
56.PontiacMont du lac Meikle575Laurentian Mountains4
57.QuébecMontagne des Trois Sommets573Laurentian Mountains102
58.Rouyn-NorandaMont Dominant565Northern Ontario7
59.MaskinongéMaskinongé High Point560Laurentian Mountains3
60.PapineauMont du lac Écho528Laurentian Mountains5
61.La Haute-YamaskaMont Shefford525Notre Dame Mountains22
62.TémiscamingueMont du lac Namekoses505Laurentian Mountains2
63.AbitibiMont Brumeux-Sommet est503Northern Ontario3
64.Les BasquesMont du lac Ferré482Notre Dame Mountains4
65.Rivière-du-LoupMont Citadelle-North Ridge472Notre Dame Mountains5
66.ShawiniganMont du lac Jodon472Laurentian Mountains4
67.ArgenteuilMont du lac Walker470Laurentian Mountains5
68.Abitibi-OuestColline Oditan460Northern Ontario4
69.Les Collines-de-l'OutaouaisMont des Lacs Jumeaux440Laurentian Mountains5
70.La Rivière-du-NordMont Olympia-Sommet est436Laurentian Mountains5
71.SaguenayColline Simoncouche429Laurentian Mountains7
72.RouvilleMont Yamaska418Notre Dame Mountains13
73.MontcalmMontcalm High Point414Laurentian Mountains6
74.La Vallée-du-RichelieuMont Saint-Hilaire408Notre Dame Mountains256
75.SherbrookeSherbrooke High Point401New England Upland9
76.Les MaskoutainsMont Rougemont-Point 370370Notre Dame Mountains21
77.Le Haut-Saint-LaurentCovey Hill345Adirondack Mountains10
78.JolietteJoliette High Point320Laurentian Mountains10
79.ActonColline de la Rochelle-Acton bump301Notre Dame Mountains6
80.GatineauColline de la Black269Laurentian Mountains6
81.Le Haut-RichelieuMont Saint-Grégoire252Notre Dame Mountains79
82.Deux-MontagnesMont Bleu249Laurentian Mountains6
82.DrummondCap de Wilson Pond249Green Mountains8
84.MontréalMont Royal234Laurentian Mountains256
85.Les ChenauxCap de Roche230Laurentian Mountains7
86.Vaudreuil-SoulangesMont Rigaud228Southern Ontario29
87.LongueuilMont Saint-Bruno213Notre Dame Mountains65
88.Marguerite-d’YouvilleMont Saint-Bruno - Sommet Central190Notre Dame Mountains27
89.Les Îles-de-la-MadeleineBig Hill169Gulf of Saint Lawrence Appalachians6
90.MirabelMont Bleu-Northwest Slope168Laurentian Mountains4
91.L'Île-d'OrléansL'Île-d'Orléans High Point153Laurentian Mountains15
92.LévisLévis High Point128Notre Dame Mountains39
93.BécancourBécancour High Point125Notre Dame Mountains11
94.Les Jardins-de-NapiervilleLes Jardins-de-Napierville High Point123Adirondack Mountains7
95.Nicolet-YamaskaNicolet-Yamaska High Point109Notre Dame Mountains9
96.Thérèse-de BlainvilleThérèse-de-Blainville High Point81Laurentian Mountains5
97.Trois-RivièresTrois-Rivières High Point80Laurentian Mountains45
98.Les MoulinsLes Moulins High Point72Laurentian Mountains5
99.Beauharnois-SalaberryBeauharnois-Salaberry High Point71Adirondack Mountains7
100.LavalMont-Laval65Laurentian Mountains15
101.RoussillonRousillon High Point58Adirondack Mountains8
102.L'AssomptionL'Assomption High Point48Laurentian Mountains5
103.Pierre-de-SaurelPierre-de-Saurel High Point47Notre Dame Mountains8

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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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