National park boundaries modification project

Seven boundary modification projects are in progress. Since they are at different stages of the modification process, the information presented on this page will be updated as the documentation is made public.

Parc national du Bic

The Parc national du Bic expansion project concerns integration of a site characterized by the presence of well conserved peatlands and wetlands occupying the depressions of the relief. This expansion will increase the area of the national park to 34.7 km2.

Parc national des Iles-de-Boucherville

The Parc national des Iles-de-Boucherville expansion project concerns integration of a territory corresponding to part of île Charron and the former Molson Canal, in the territory of Ville de Longueuil. This expansion will increase the area of the national park to 8.3 km2.

Parc national des Pingaluit

Parc national des Pingaluit is the first national park created in Nunavik. It is near the northern village of Kangiqsujuaq. The expansion project concerns integration of a territory of 25.9 km2. This expansion will increase the area of the national park to 1.159.8 km2.

Parc national du Mont-Orford

Located in Estrie in the Sutton Mountain range natural region, Parc national du Mont-Orford extends over 59.5 km2. The modification project mainly provides for the addition of 45.6 km2 of lands acquired by the government over the past few years. The project also proposes the removal of six parcels of land, totalling 0.02 km2, which would be ceded to the Municipality of Orford Township. These modifications will increase the area of the national park to 105.1 km2. Consult the map of the national park expansion project (PDF 1.00 Mb) (in French).

The territory concerned by the proposed addition is mostly located north of the national park. It extends about 15 kilometres along a north-south axis. The project touches the territory of the regional county municipalities of MRC du Val-Saint-François and MRC de Memphrémagog, the municipalities of Racine, Saint-Denis-de-Brompton, Orford Township, Melbourne Township and Ville de Sherbrooke.

In the context of the public hearing on this project, various documents were made public on the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) website This hyperlink will open in a new window. (in French).

Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno

The Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno expansion project concerns integration of a 4.4 km2 site. This expansion will increase the area of the national park to 13.2 km2.

Parc national de Plaisance

The Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno expansion project concerns integration of a 4.4 km2 site. This expansion will increase the area of the national park to 13.2 km2.

Parc national Tursujuq

Located near the northern village of Umiujaq in Nunavik, Parc national Tursujuq is the biggest national park in Eastern Continental North America. The expansion project concerns integration of a territory of 145.2 km2. The area of the national park thus will increase to 26,251.9 km2.

Other projects

Depending on the opportunities, the government will evaluate other projects for creation or modification of the boundaries of national parks. Others may be initiated or relaunched (e.g. Parc national Baie-aux-Feuilles and Parc national du Lac-Walker) over the next few years.

Last update: October 25, 2023

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