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Quebec MRCG High Points

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RankMRCGPeak Elev-M
(Avg)
Range (Level 4)AscentsAscent Date
1.KativikMont D'Iberville1652Torngat Mountains11 
2.La Haute-GaspésieMont Jacques-Cartier1276Notre Dame Mountains107 
3.La Côte-de-BeaupréMont Raoul-Blanchard1175Laurentian Mountains7 
4.Le GranitWest Monument 443 Peak1174Longfellow Mountains29 
5.MataneMont Logan1155Notre Dame Mountains39 
6.Le Fjord-du-SaguenayMont Yapeitso1135Northern Quebec0 
6.Eeyou Istchee Baie-JamesMont Yapeitso1135Northern Quebec0 
8.CharlevoixMont de l'Enfer1105Laurentian Mountains12 
8.CaniapiscauSommet UA 21105Northern Quebec1 
10.ManicouaganMont Veyrier1104Northern Quebec13 
11.Le Haut-Saint-FrançoisMont Mégantic1102Longfellow Mountains157 
12.Sept-RivièresMont Lucie1090Northern Quebec1 
13.Charlevoix-EstMont Jérémie1055Laurentian Mountains7 
14.MinganieMinganie High Point1052Northern Quebec0 
15.Brome-MissisquoiLe Round Top962Green Mountains91 
16.La Jacques-CartierMont du lac Bonneville935Laurentian Mountains3 
17.Les LaurentidesMont Tremblant932Laurentian Mountains125 
18.BellechasseMontagne du Midi916Notre Dame Mountains29 
 Bellechasse or Mont Saint-Magloire915Notre Dame Mountains18 
19.Les EtcheminsMontagne du Midi-Sommet Sud912Notre Dame Mountains12 
20.La MatapédiaMont Saint-Pierre906Notre Dame Mountains6 
21.Maria-ChapdelaineMaria-Chapdelaine High Point896Northern Quebec0 
22.La Côte-de-GaspéLa Côte-de-Gaspé High Point892Notre Dame Mountains5 
22.Lac-Saint-Jean-EstMont Apica892Laurentian Mountains11 
24.MatawinieMontagne Noire887Laurentian Mountains55 
 Matawinie or Le Carcan882Laurentian Mountains14 
25.PortneufMont du lac Chézine870Laurentian Mountains3 
26.CoaticookMont Hereford869New England Upland18 
27.MemphrémagogMont Orford855Green Mountains125 
28.MontmagnyMontagne Grande Coulée - East Slope854Notre Dame Mountains11 
29.La MitisMont Saint-Pierre-Northwest Slope795Notre Dame Mountains5 
30.Antoine-LabelleMont Sir-Wilfrid783Laurentian Mountains9 
31.BonaventureMont du ruisseau Josué781Notre Dame Mountains3 
32.Beauce-SartiganLiniere Benchmark777Longfellow Mountains8 
33.La Haute-Côte-NordLa Haute-Côte-Nord High Point770Northern Quebec3 
34.Le Rocher-PercéMont Alexandre758Notre Dame Mountains4 
35.Le Domaine-du-RoyLe Domaine-du-Roy High Point739Laurentian Mountains3 
36.KamouraskaMont du lac de l'Est715Notre Dame Mountains6 
37.Les AppalachesMont Adstock712Notre Dame Mountains18 
38.Les SourcesMont Ham708Notre Dame Mountains83 
39.LotbiniéreMont Sainte-Marguerite686Notre Dame Mountains16 
40.Robert-ClicheMont du Lac du Cinq675Notre Dame Mountains9 
41.AvignonMont du lac Sansfaçon664Notre Dame Mountains3 
42.TémiscouataMont Bleu-Northeast Slopes663Notre Dame Mountains7 
42.La Vallée-de-l'OrLa Vallée-de-l'Or High Point663Laurentian Mountains2 
44.La TuqueMont du lac à la Pluie661Laurentian Mountains3 
45.Le Val-Saint-FrançoisMont Chapman658Notre Dame Mountains17 
46.L'IsletMont Fournier656Notre Dame Mountains7 
47.Rimouski-NeigetteMont Longue-Vue655Notre Dame Mountains5 
47.La Nouvelle-BeauceMont Frampton655Notre Dame Mountains9 
47.Le Golfe-du-Saint-LaurentGolfe-du-Saint-Laurent High Point655Central and South Labrador0 
50.ArthabaskaMontagne à Simoneau627Notre Dame Mountains12 
51.La Vallée-de-la-GatineauLac Bleak Peaks615Laurentian Mountains2 
52.MékinacMont du lac du Cardinal598Laurentian Mountains3 
53.L'ÉrableMont Vianney591Notre Dame Mountains10 
54.Les Pays-d'en-HautLes Pays-d'En-Haut High Point590Laurentian Mountains7 
 Pyrénées-Orientales or Les Pays-d'En-Haut High Point # 2590Laurentian Mountains4 
55.D'AutrayMont du lac Penang581Laurentian Mountains3 
56.PontiacMont du lac Meikle575Laurentian Mountains4 
57.QuébecMontagne des Trois Sommets573Laurentian Mountains96 
58.Rouyn-NorandaMont Dominant565Northern Ontario7 
59.MaskinongéMaskinongé High Point565Laurentian Mountains3 
60.PapineauMont du lac Écho528Laurentian Mountains3 
61.La Haute-YamaskaMont Shefford525Notre Dame Mountains20 
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 Ridge480Notre Dame Mountains5 
66.ShawiniganMont du lac Jodon472Laurentian Mountains4 
67.ArgenteuilMont du lac Walker470Laurentian Mountains4 
68.Abitibi-OuestColline Oditan465Northern Ontario4 
69.Les Collines-de-l'OutaouaisMont des Lacs Jumeaux450Laurentian Mountains5 
70.La Rivière-du-NordMont Olympia-Sommet est436Laurentian Mountains5 
71.SaguenayColline Simoncouche429Laurentian Mountains6 
72.RouvilleMont Yamaska418Notre Dame Mountains12 
73.MontcalmMontcalm High Point414Laurentian Mountains6 
74.La Vallée-du-RichelieuMont Saint-Hilaire408Notre Dame Mountains242 
75.SherbrookeSherbrooke High Point401New England Upland9 
76.Les MaskoutainsMont Rougemont-Point 370375Notre Dame Mountains20 
77.Le Haut-Saint-LaurentCovey Hill345Adirondack Mountains10 
78.JolietteJoliette High Point330Laurentian Mountains10 
79.ActonColline de la Rochelle-Acton bump301Notre Dame Mountains6 
80.GatineauColline de la Black269Laurentian Mountains6 
81.Le Haut-RichelieuMont Saint-Grégoire252Notre Dame Mountains77 
82.Deux-MontagnesMont Bleu249Laurentian Mountains6 
82.DrummondCap de Wilson Pond249Green Mountains8 
84.Les ChenauxCap de Roche235Laurentian Mountains7 
85.MontréalMont Royal234Laurentian Mountains241 
86.Vaudreuil-SoulangesMont Rigaud228Southern Ontario25 
87.LongueuilMont Saint-Bruno213Notre Dame Mountains57 
88.Marguerite-d’YouvilleMont Saint-Bruno - Sommet Central195Notre Dame Mountains24 
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 Mountains3 
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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