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Quebec MRCG High Points

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RankMRCGPeak Elev-M
(Avg)
Range (Level 4)AscentsAscent Date
 Le Fjord-du-SaguenayMont Yapeitso1135Northern Quebec0 
 Eeyou Istchee Baie-JamesMont Yapeitso1135Northern Quebec0 
 KativikMont D'Iberville1652Torngat Mountains13 
 La Côte-de-BeaupréMont Raoul-Blanchard1175Laurentian Mountains7 
 Antoine-LabelleMont Sir-Wilfrid783Laurentian Mountains10 
 Les LaurentidesMont Tremblant932Laurentian Mountains137 
 MontréalMont Royal234Laurentian Mountains247 
 La Haute-GaspésieMont Jacques-Cartier1276Notre Dame Mountains112 
 MataneMont Logan1155Notre Dame Mountains40 
 LongueuilMont Saint-Bruno213Notre Dame Mountains59 
 La Vallée-du-RichelieuMont Saint-Hilaire408Notre Dame Mountains253 
 RouvilleMont Yamaska418Notre Dame Mountains13 
 La Haute-YamaskaMont Shefford525Notre Dame Mountains20 
 Le Haut-RichelieuMont Saint-Grégoire252Notre Dame Mountains78 
 Le Haut-Saint-FrançoisMont Mégantic1102Longfellow Mountains170 
 Le GranitMont Gosford1186Longfellow Mountains130 
 La MatapédiaMont Saint-Pierre906Notre Dame Mountains6 
 Les AppalachesMont Adstock712Notre Dame Mountains19 
 BellechasseMontagne du Midi916Notre Dame Mountains30 
 Bellechasse or Mont Saint-Magloire915Notre Dame Mountains20 
 CoaticookMont Hereford869New England Upland20 
 ManicouaganMont Veyrier1104Northern Quebec13 
 Sept-RivièresMont Lucie1090Northern Quebec1 
 Charlevoix-EstMont Jérémie1055Laurentian Mountains8 
 MemphrémagogMont Orford855Green Mountains131 
 Brome-MissisquoiLe Round Top962Green Mountains99 
 CaniapiscauSommet UA 21105Northern Quebec1 
 Le Val-Saint-FrançoisMont Chapman658Notre Dame Mountains17 
 Vaudreuil-SoulangesMont Rigaud228Southern Ontario26 
 Les SourcesMont Ham708Notre Dame Mountains90 
 Maria-ChapdelaineMaria-Chapdelaine High Point896Northern Quebec0 
 Le Rocher-PercéMont Alexandre758Notre Dame Mountains4 
 La Côte-de-GaspéLa Côte-de-Gaspé High Point892Notre Dame Mountains5 
 La MitisMont Saint-Pierre-Northwest Slope795Notre Dame Mountains5 
 Rimouski-NeigetteMont Longue-Vue655Notre Dame Mountains5 
 Rivière-du-LoupMont Citadelle-North Ridge480Notre Dame Mountains5 
 TémiscouataMont Bleu-Northeast Slopes663Notre Dame Mountains7 
 KamouraskaMont du lac de l'Est715Notre Dame Mountains7 
 L'IsletMont Fournier656Notre Dame Mountains8 
 Beauce-SartiganLiniere Benchmark777Longfellow Mountains8 
 LotbiniéreMont Sainte-Marguerite686Notre Dame Mountains16 
 PortneufMont du lac Chézine870Laurentian Mountains3 
 ShawiniganMont du lac Jodon472Laurentian Mountains4 
 BécancourBécancour High Point125Notre Dame Mountains11 
 JolietteJoliette High Point330Laurentian Mountains10 
 MontcalmMontcalm High Point414Laurentian Mountains6 
 RoussillonRousillon High Point58Adirondack Mountains8 
 Les Jardins-de-NapiervilleLes Jardins-de-Napierville High Point123Adirondack Mountains7 
 Le Haut-Saint-LaurentCovey Hill345Adirondack Mountains10 
 Beauharnois-SalaberryBeauharnois-Salaberry High Point71Adirondack Mountains7 
 Deux-MontagnesMont Bleu249Laurentian Mountains6 
 La Vallée-de-la-GatineauLac Bleak Peaks615Laurentian Mountains2 
 La Vallée-de-l'OrLa Vallée-de-l'Or High Point663Laurentian Mountains2 
 Lac-Saint-Jean-EstMont Apica892Laurentian Mountains11 
 La Haute-Côte-NordLa Haute-Côte-Nord High Point770Northern Quebec3 
 Les ChenauxCap de Roche235Laurentian Mountains7 
 La Nouvelle-BeauceMont Frampton655Notre Dame Mountains9 
 QuébecMontagne des Trois Sommets573Laurentian Mountains100 
 L'Île-d'OrléansL'Île-d'Orléans High Point153Laurentian Mountains15 
 L'ÉrableMont Vianney591Notre Dame Mountains10 
 Pierre-de-SaurelPierre-de-Saurel High Point47Notre Dame Mountains8 
 Les MaskoutainsMont Rougemont-Point 370375Notre Dame Mountains20 
 MirabelMont Bleu-Northwest Slope168Laurentian Mountains4 
 Les Pays-d'en-HautLes Pays-d'En-Haut High Point590Laurentian Mountains7 
 Pyrénées-Orientales or Les Pays-d'En-Haut High Point # 2590Laurentian Mountains4 
 L'AssomptionL'Assomption High Point48Laurentian Mountains3 
 Rouyn-NorandaMont Dominant565Northern Ontario7 
 Abitibi-OuestColline Oditan465Northern Ontario4 
 MatawinieMontagne Noire887Laurentian Mountains61 
 Matawinie or Le Carcan882Laurentian Mountains14 
 SherbrookeSherbrooke High Point401New England Upland9 
 Trois-RivièresTrois-Rivières High Point80Laurentian Mountains45 
 MontmagnyMontagne Grande Coulée - East Slope854Notre Dame Mountains13 
 Robert-ClicheMont du Lac du Cinq675Notre Dame Mountains10 
 Les EtcheminsMontagne du Midi-Sommet Sud912Notre Dame Mountains12 
 Marguerite-d’YouvilleMont Saint-Bruno - Sommet Central195Notre Dame Mountains26 
 La Jacques-CartierMont du lac Bonneville935Laurentian Mountains3 
 ArthabaskaMontagne à Simoneau627Notre Dame Mountains12 
 CharlevoixMont de l'Enfer1105Laurentian Mountains13 
 Les Îles-de-la-MadeleineBig Hill169Gulf of Saint Lawrence Appalachians6 
 LavalMont-Laval65Laurentian Mountains15 
 Les Collines-de-l'OutaouaisMont des Lacs Jumeaux450Laurentian Mountains5 
 MaskinongéMaskinongé High Point565Laurentian Mountains3 
 Le Domaine-du-RoyLe Domaine-du-Roy High Point739Laurentian Mountains3 
 Le Golfe-du-Saint-LaurentGolfe-du-Saint-Laurent High Point655Central and South Labrador0 
 MinganieMinganie High Point1052Northern Quebec0 
 GatineauColline de la Black269Laurentian Mountains6 
 BonaventureMont du ruisseau Josué781Notre Dame Mountains3 
 ActonColline de la Rochelle-Acton bump301Notre Dame Mountains6 
 DrummondCap de Wilson Pond249Green Mountains8 
 MékinacMont du lac du Cardinal598Laurentian Mountains3 
 AbitibiMont Brumeux-Sommet est503Northern Ontario3 
 La TuqueMont du lac à la Pluie661Laurentian Mountains3 
 SaguenayColline Simoncouche429Laurentian Mountains7 
 AvignonMont du lac Sansfaçon664Notre Dame Mountains3 
 Les BasquesMont du lac Ferré482Notre Dame Mountains4 
 TémiscamingueMont du lac Namekoses505Laurentian Mountains2 
 PontiacMont du lac Meikle575Laurentian Mountains4 
 D'AutrayMont du lac Penang581Laurentian Mountains3 
 LévisLévis High Point128Notre Dame Mountains39 
 PapineauMont du lac Écho528Laurentian Mountains5 
 ArgenteuilMont du lac Walker470Laurentian Mountains5 
 La Rivière-du-NordMont Olympia-Sommet est436Laurentian Mountains5 
 Les MoulinsLes Moulins High Point72Laurentian Mountains5 
 Thérèse-de BlainvilleThérèse-de-Blainville High Point81Laurentian Mountains5 
 Nicolet-YamaskaNicolet-Yamaska High Point109Notre Dame Mountains9 

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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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