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Quebec MRCG High Points

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RankMRCGPeak Elev-M Range (Level 4)AscentsAscent Date
1.MontréalMont Royal234Laurentian Mountains240 
2.La Vallée-du-RichelieuMont Saint-Hilaire408Notre Dame Mountains239 
3.Le Haut-Saint-FrançoisMont Mégantic1102Longfellow Mountains155 
4.Les LaurentidesMont Tremblant932Laurentian Mountains122 
4.MemphrémagogMont Orford850Green Mountains122 
6.La Haute-GaspésieMont Jacques-Cartier1276Notre Dame Mountains106 
7.QuébecMontagne des Trois Sommets573Laurentian Mountains96 
8.Brome-MissisquoiLe Round Top962Green Mountains89 
9.Les SourcesMont Ham708Notre Dame Mountains82 
10.Le Haut-RichelieuMont Saint-Grégoire252Notre Dame Mountains76 
11.LongueuilMont Saint-Bruno213Notre Dame Mountains57 
12.MatawinieMontagne Noire887Laurentian Mountains53 
 Matawinie or Le Carcan882Laurentian Mountains14 
13.Trois-RivièresTrois-Rivières High Point80Laurentian Mountains45 
14.LévisLévis High Point128Notre Dame Mountains39 
15.MataneMont Logan1150Notre Dame Mountains38 
16.BellechasseMontagne du Midi916Notre Dame Mountains29 
 Bellechasse or Mont Saint-Magloire915Notre Dame Mountains18 
16.Le GranitWest Monument 443 Peak1174Longfellow Mountains29 
18.Vaudreuil-SoulangesMont Rigaud228Southern Ontario25 
19.Marguerite-d’YouvilleMont Saint-Bruno - Sommet Central190Notre Dame Mountains24 
20.La Haute-YamaskaMont Shefford525Notre Dame Mountains20 
21.Les MaskoutainsMont Rougemont-Point 370370Notre Dame Mountains19 
22.Les AppalachesMont Adstock712Notre Dame Mountains18 
22.CoaticookMont Hereford869New England Upland18 
24.Le Val-Saint-FrançoisMont Chapman658Notre Dame Mountains17 
25.LotbiniéreMont Sainte-Marguerite686Notre Dame Mountains16 
26.L'Île-d'OrléansL'Île-d'Orléans High Point153Laurentian Mountains15 
26.LavalMont-Laval65Laurentian Mountains15 
28.ManicouaganMont Veyrier1104Northern Quebec13 
29.Les EtcheminsMontagne du Midi-Sommet Sud912Notre Dame Mountains12 
29.CharlevoixMont de l'Enfer1100Laurentian Mountains12 
29.ArthabaskaMontagne à Simoneau627Notre Dame Mountains12 
29.RouvilleMont Yamaska418Notre Dame Mountains12 
33.BécancourBécancour High Point125Notre Dame Mountains11 
33.KativikMont D'Iberville1652Torngat Mountains11 
33.Lac-Saint-Jean-EstMont Apica884Laurentian Mountains11 
33.MontmagnyMontagne Grande Coulée - East Slope850Notre Dame Mountains11 
37.L'ÉrableMont Vianney591Notre Dame Mountains10 
37.Le Haut-Saint-LaurentCovey Hill345Adirondack Mountains10 
37.JolietteJoliette High Point320Laurentian Mountains10 
40.SherbrookeSherbrooke High Point401New England Upland9 
40.Nicolet-YamaskaNicolet-Yamaska High Point109Notre Dame Mountains9 
40.La Nouvelle-BeauceMont Frampton650Notre Dame Mountains9 
40.Robert-ClicheMont du Lac du Cinq670Notre Dame Mountains9 
40.Antoine-LabelleMont Sir-Wilfrid783Laurentian Mountains9 
45.Beauce-SartiganLiniere Benchmark774Longfellow Mountains8 
45.RoussillonRousillon High Point58Adirondack Mountains8 
45.Pierre-de-SaurelPierre-de-Saurel High Point47Notre Dame Mountains8 
45.DrummondCap de Wilson Pond249Green Mountains8 
49.Les ChenauxCap de Roche230Laurentian Mountains7 
49.Beauharnois-SalaberryBeauharnois-Salaberry High Point71Adirondack Mountains7 
49.Les Jardins-de-NapiervilleLes Jardins-de-Napierville High Point123Adirondack Mountains7 
49.La Côte-de-BeaupréMont Raoul-Blanchard1175Laurentian Mountains7 
49.Charlevoix-EstMont Jérémie1050Laurentian Mountains7 
49.L'IsletMont Fournier656Notre Dame Mountains7 
49.TémiscouataMont Bleu-Northeast Slopes655Notre Dame Mountains7 
49.Les Pays-d'en-HautLes Pays-d'En-Haut High Point580Laurentian Mountains7 
 Pyrénées-Orientales or Les Pays-d'En-Haut High Point # 2580Laurentian Mountains4 
49.Rouyn-NorandaMont Dominant565Northern Ontario7 
58.KamouraskaMont du lac de l'Est710Notre Dame Mountains6 
58.La MatapédiaMont Saint-Pierre906Notre Dame Mountains6 
58.Les Îles-de-la-MadeleineBig Hill169Gulf of Saint Lawrence Appalachians6 
58.SaguenayColline Simoncouche429Laurentian Mountains6 
58.Deux-MontagnesMont Bleu249Laurentian Mountains6 
58.ActonColline de la Rochelle-Acton bump301Notre Dame Mountains6 
58.GatineauColline de la Black269Laurentian Mountains6 
58.MontcalmMontcalm High Point414Laurentian Mountains6 
66.Les Collines-de-l'OutaouaisMont des Lacs Jumeaux440Laurentian Mountains5 
66.La Rivière-du-NordMont Olympia-Sommet est436Laurentian Mountains5 
66.Thérèse-de BlainvilleThérèse-de-Blainville High Point81Laurentian Mountains5 
66.Les MoulinsLes Moulins High Point72Laurentian Mountains5 
66.La MitisMont Saint-Pierre-Northwest Slope790Notre Dame Mountains5 
66.La Côte-de-GaspéLa Côte-de-Gaspé High Point884Notre Dame Mountains5 
66.Rimouski-NeigetteMont Longue-Vue650Notre Dame Mountains5 
66.Rivière-du-LoupMont Citadelle-North Ridge472Notre Dame Mountains5 
74.ShawiniganMont du lac Jodon472Laurentian Mountains4 
74.ArgenteuilMont du lac Walker470Laurentian Mountains4 
74.Abitibi-OuestColline Oditan460Northern Ontario4 
74.Les BasquesMont du lac Ferré482Notre Dame Mountains4 
74.PontiacMont du lac Meikle575Laurentian Mountains4 
74.Le Rocher-PercéMont Alexandre758Notre Dame Mountains4 
74.MirabelMont Bleu-Northwest Slope168Laurentian Mountains4 
81.L'AssomptionL'Assomption High Point48Laurentian Mountains3 
81.Le Domaine-du-RoyLe Domaine-du-Roy High Point732Laurentian Mountains3 
81.La Haute-Côte-NordLa Haute-Côte-Nord High Point762Northern Quebec3 
81.BonaventureMont du ruisseau Josué781Notre Dame Mountains3 
81.La Jacques-CartierMont du lac Bonneville930Laurentian Mountains3 
81.PortneufMont du lac Chézine860Laurentian Mountains3 
81.D'AutrayMont du lac Penang581Laurentian Mountains3 
81.MaskinongéMaskinongé High Point560Laurentian Mountains3 
81.PapineauMont du lac Écho528Laurentian Mountains3 
81.AbitibiMont Brumeux-Sommet est503Northern Ontario3 
81.MékinacMont du lac du Cardinal598Laurentian Mountains3 
81.AvignonMont du lac Sansfaçon664Notre Dame Mountains3 
81.La TuqueMont du lac à la Pluie661Laurentian Mountains3 
94.La Vallée-de-l'OrLa Vallée-de-l'Or High Point655Laurentian Mountains2 
94.La Vallée-de-la-GatineauLac Bleak Peaks610Laurentian Mountains2 
94.TémiscamingueMont du lac Namekoses505Laurentian Mountains2 
97.CaniapiscauSommet UA 21097Northern Quebec1 
97.Sept-RivièresMont Lucie1082Northern Quebec1 
99.MinganieMinganie High Point1052Northern Quebec0 
99.Maria-ChapdelaineMaria-Chapdelaine High Point896Northern Quebec0 
99.Le Fjord-du-SaguenayMont Yapeitso1128Northern Quebec0 
99.Eeyou Istchee Baie-JamesMont Yapeitso1128Northern Quebec0 
99.Le Golfe-du-Saint-LaurentGolfe-du-Saint-Laurent High Point650Central and South Labrador0 

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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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