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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 Mountains135
3.Le GranitMont Gosford1181Longfellow Mountains189
4.La Côte-de-BeaupréMont Raoul-Blanchard1175Laurentian Mountains7
5.MataneMont Logan1150Notre Dame Mountains48
6.Le Fjord-du-SaguenayMont Yapeitso1128Northern Quebec0
6.Eeyou Istchee Baie-JamesMont Yapeitso1128Northern Quebec0
8.ManicouaganMont Veyrier1104Northern Quebec16
9.Le Haut-Saint-FrançoisMont Mégantic1102Longfellow Mountains229
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 Mountains10
15.Brome-MissisquoiLe Round Top962Green Mountains159
16.Les LaurentidesMont Tremblant932Laurentian Mountains175
17.La Jacques-CartierMont du lac Bonneville930Laurentian Mountains3
18.BellechasseMontagne du Midi916Notre Dame Mountains29
 Bellechasse or Mont Saint-Magloire915Notre Dame Mountains37
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 Mountains85
 Matawinie or Le Carcan882Laurentian Mountains16
23.Lac-Saint-Jean-EstMont Apica884Laurentian Mountains11
23.La Côte-de-GaspéLa Côte-de-Gaspé High Point884Notre Dame Mountains5
25.CoaticookMont Hereford869New England Upland53
26.PortneufMont du lac Chézine860Laurentian Mountains5
27.MontmagnyMontagne Grande Coulée - East Slope850Notre Dame Mountains16
27.MemphrémagogMont Orford850Green Mountains172
29.La MitisMont Saint-Pierre-Northwest Slope790Notre Dame Mountains5
30.Antoine-LabelleMont Sir-Wilfrid783Laurentian Mountains14
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 Mountains4
36.Les AppalachesMont Adstock712Notre Dame Mountains31
37.KamouraskaMont du lac de l'Est710Notre Dame Mountains8
38.Les SourcesMont Ham708Notre Dame Mountains133
39.LotbiniéreMont Sainte-Marguerite686Notre Dame Mountains25
40.Robert-ClicheMont du Lac du Cinq670Notre Dame Mountains10
41.AvignonMont du lac Sansfaçon664Notre Dame Mountains3
42.La TuqueMont du lac à la Pluie661Laurentian Mountains4
43.Le Val-Saint-FrançoisMont Chapman658Notre Dame Mountains34
44.L'IsletMont Fournier656Notre Dame Mountains9
45.La Vallée-de-l'OrLa Vallée-de-l'Or High Point655Laurentian Mountains3
45.TémiscouataMont Bleu-Northeast Slopes655Notre Dame Mountains8
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 Mountains3
52.MékinacMont du lac du Cardinal598Laurentian Mountains4
53.L'ÉrableMont Vianney591Notre Dame Mountains10
54.D'AutrayMont du lac Penang581Laurentian Mountains5
55.Les Pays-d'en-HautLes Pays-d'En-Haut High Point580Laurentian Mountains8
 Pyrénées-Orientales or Les Pays-d'En-Haut High Point # 2580Laurentian Mountains4
56.PontiacMont du lac Meikle575Laurentian Mountains4
57.QuébecMontagne des Trois Sommets573Laurentian Mountains105
58.Rouyn-NorandaMont Dominant565Northern Ontario7
59.MaskinongéMaskinongé High Point560Laurentian Mountains5
60.PapineauMont du lac Écho528Laurentian Mountains6
61.La Haute-YamaskaMont Shefford525Notre Dame Mountains28
62.TémiscamingueMont du lac Namekoses505Laurentian Mountains3
63.AbitibiMont Brumeux-Sommet est503Northern Ontario4
64.Les BasquesMont du lac Ferré482Notre Dame Mountains4
65.Rivière-du-LoupMont Citadelle-North Ridge472Notre Dame Mountains6
66.ShawiniganMont du lac Jodon472Laurentian Mountains5
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 Mountains6
71.SaguenayColline Simoncouche429Laurentian Mountains8
72.RouvilleMont Yamaska418Notre Dame Mountains14
73.MontcalmMontcalm High Point414Laurentian Mountains6
74.La Vallée-du-RichelieuMont Saint-Hilaire408Notre Dame Mountains309
75.SherbrookeSherbrooke High Point401New England Upland9
76.Les MaskoutainsMont Rougemont-Point 370370Notre Dame Mountains23
77.Le Haut-Saint-LaurentCovey Hill345Adirondack Mountains11
78.JolietteJoliette High Point320Laurentian Mountains10
79.ActonColline de la Rochelle-Acton bump301Notre Dame Mountains6
80.GatineauColline de la Black269Laurentian Mountains7
81.Le Haut-RichelieuMont Saint-Grégoire252Notre Dame Mountains102
82.Deux-MontagnesMont Bleu249Laurentian Mountains6
82.DrummondCap de Wilson Pond249Green Mountains8
84.MontréalMont Royal234Laurentian Mountains297
85.Les ChenauxCap de Roche230Laurentian Mountains7
86.Vaudreuil-SoulangesMont Rigaud228Southern Ontario39
87.LongueuilMont Saint-Bruno213Notre Dame Mountains108
88.Marguerite-d’YouvilleMont Saint-Bruno - Sommet Central190Notre Dame Mountains33
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 Mountains11
93.BécancourBécancour High Point125Notre Dame Mountains11
94.Les Jardins-de-NapiervilleLes Jardins-de-Napierville High Point123Adirondack Mountains7
95.Nicolet-YamaskaNicolet-Yamaska High Point109Notre Dame Mountains11
96.Thérèse-de BlainvilleThérèse-de-Blainville High Point81Laurentian Mountains6
97.Trois-RivièresTrois-Rivières High Point80Laurentian Mountains45
98.Les MoulinsLes Moulins High Point72Laurentian Mountains6
99.Beauharnois-SalaberryBeauharnois-Salaberry High Point71Adirondack Mountains7
100.LavalMont-Laval65Laurentian Mountains18
101.RoussillonRousillon High Point58Adirondack Mountains8
102.L'AssomptionL'Assomption High Point48Laurentian Mountains6
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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