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Quebec MRCG High Points

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RankMRCGPeak Elev-M
(Avg)
Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
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 Logan1155Notre Dame Mountains 
6.Le Fjord-du-SaguenayMont Yapeitso1135Northern Quebec 
6.JamésieMont Yapeitso1135Northern Quebec 
8.CharlevoixMont de l'Enfer1105Laurentian Mountains 
8.CaniapiscauSommet UA 21105Northern Quebec 
10.ManicouaganMont Veyrier1104Northern Quebec 
11.Le Haut-Saint-FrançoisMont Mégantic1102Longfellow Mountains 
12.Sept-RivièresMont Lucie1090Northern Quebec 
13.Charlevoix-EstMont Jérémie1055Laurentian Mountains 
14.MinganieMinganie High Point1052Northern Quebec 
15.Brome-MissisquoiSommet Rond962Green Mountains 
16.La Jacques-CartierMont du lac Bonneville935Laurentian 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.Maria-ChapdelaineMaria-Chapdelaine High Point896Northern Quebec 
22.La Côte-de-GaspéLa Côte-de-Gaspé High Point892Notre Dame Mountains 
22.Lac-Saint-Jean-EstMont Apica892Laurentian Mountains 
22.MatawinieMontagne Noire892Laurentian Mountains 
 Matawinie or Le Carcan893Laurentian Mountains 
25.PortneufMont du lac Chézine870Laurentian Mountains 
26.CoaticookMont Hereford869New England Upland 
27.MemphrémagogMont Orford855Green Mountains 
28.MontmagnyMontagne Grande Coulée - East Slope854Notre Dame Mountains 
29.La MitisMont Saint-Pierre-Northwest Slope795Notre Dame Mountains 
30.Antoine-LabelleMont Sir-Wilfrid785Laurentian Mountains 
31.BonaventureMont du ruisseau Josué781Notre Dame Mountains 
32.Beauce-SartiganLiniere Benchmark777Longfellow Mountains 
33.La Haute-Côte-NordLa Haute-Côte-Nord High Point770Northern Quebec 
34.Le Rocher-PercéMont Alexandre750Notre Dame Mountains 
35.Le Domaine-du-RoyLe Domaine-du-Roy High Point739Laurentian Mountains 
36.Les AppalachesMont Adstock712Notre Dame Mountains 
37.KamouraskaKamouraska High Point710Notre Dame Mountains 
38.Les SourcesMont Ham708Notre Dame Mountains 
39.LotbiniéreMont Sainte Margaurite686Notre Dame Mountains 
40.Robert-ClicheMont du Lac du Cinq675Notre Dame Mountains 
41.AvignonMont du lac Sansfaçon664Notre Dame Mountains 
42.TémiscouataMontagne Bleue-Northeast Slopes663Notre Dame Mountains 
42.La Vallée-de-l'OrLa Vallée-de-l'Or High Point663Laurentian Mountains 
44.La TuqueMont du lac à la Pluie661Laurentian Mountains 
45.Le Val-Saint-FrançoisMont Chapman658Notre Dame Mountains 
46.L'IsletMont Fournier656Notre Dame Mountains 
47.La Nouvelle-BeauceMont Frampton655Notre Dame Mountains 
47.Le Golfe-du-Saint-LaurentGolfe-du-Saint-Laurent High Point655Central and South Labrador 
49.Rimouski-NeigetteMont Long-Vue632Notre Dame Mountains 
50.ArthabaskaMontagne à Simoneau627Notre Dame Mountains 
51.La Vallée-de-la-GatineauLac Bleak Peaks615Laurentian Mountains 
52.MékinacMékinac High Point598Laurentian Mountains 
53.L'ÉrableMont Vianney591Notre Dame Mountains 
54.Les Pays-d'en-HautLes Pays-d'En-Haut High Point590Laurentian Mountains 
 Pyrénées-Orientales or Les Pays-d'En-Haut High Point # 2590Laurentian Mountains 
55.D'AutrayMont du lac Penang581Laurentian Mountains 
56.PontiacMont du lac Meikle575Laurentian Mountains 
57.QuébecMontagne des Trois Sommets572Laurentian Mountains 
58.Rouyn-NorandaMont Dominant565Northern Ontario 
59.MaskinongéMaskinongé High Point565Laurentian Mountains 
60.Eeyou IstcheeEeyou Istchee High Point556Northern Quebec 
61.La Haute-YamaskaMont Brome554Notre Dame Mountains 
62.PapineauMont du lac Écho528Laurentian Mountains 
63.TémiscamingueTémiscamingue High Point526Laurentian Mountains 
64.AbitibiMont Brumeux-Sommet est503Northern Ontario 
65.Les BasquesMont du lac Ferré482Notre Dame Mountains 
66.Rivière-du-LoupMont Citadelle-North Ridge480Notre Dame Mountains 
67.ArgenteuilMont du lac Walker470Laurentian Mountains 
67.ShawiniganShawinigan High Point470Laurentian Mountains 
69.Abitibi-OuestColline Oditan460Northern Ontario 
70.Les Collines-de-l'OutaouaisLes Collines-de-l'Outaouais High Point450Laurentian 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 370375Notre Dame Mountains 
78.Le Haut-Saint-LaurentCovey Hill345Adirondack Mountains 
79.JolietteJoliette High Point330Laurentian 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.MontréalMont Royal234Laurentian Mountains 
86.Vaudreuil-SoulangesMont Rigaud228Southern Ontario 
87.Les ChenauxCap de Roche226Laurentian Mountains 
88.LongueuilMont Saint-Bruno213Notre Dame Mountains 
89.LajemmeraisMont Saint-Bruno - Sommet Central195Notre 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 Point151Laurentian 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-YamaskaColline des Épinettes105Notre Dame Mountains 
97.Thérèse-de BlainvilleThérèse-de-Blainville High Point81Laurentian Mountains 
98.Trois-RivièresTrois-Rivières High Point80Laurentian Mountains 
99.Les MoulinsSouth Les Moulins High Point71Laurentian Mountains 
99.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.

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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