The island's first European visitor came ashore in 1534 in the vicinity of this provincial
park which bears his name, Jacques Cartier. He remarked that this was “the fairest land 'tis
possible to see!” The park holds a celebration of this great discovery every July on Rediscovery
Jacques Cartier Provincial Park offers a wide range of activities for all ages. A full-time naturalist leads nature walks and children's games and there is supervised swimming at the beautiful beach on the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Nearby attractions include the Alberton Museum & Genealogy Centre, Tignish and North Cape.
The Jacques Cartier Provincial Park is located within the North Cape Coastal Drive touring region.
June 15 - September 22
12 flush toilets. 6 hot showers. 22 acres, 40(u), 34(2w), Park recreation and interpretive programs with evening activities. Ocean beach with lifeguard, laundromat, kitchen shelter, dumping station and canteen. Campers' store, 5 km. Leashed pets permitted.
Located 5 km east of Alberton.
Parks Division West
O'Leary RR3, C0B 1V0
Off Season Telephone:
Credit Cards Accepted:
Interac, Visa and MasterCard.