Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site remains closed for the summer to ensure health and safety during COVID-19.

Our national historic sites are unique places and require unique rules to protect them.

Breaking the law in a National Park or National Historic Site can result in consequences including evictions or tickets, or in more serious cases, court appearances and/or large fines. View the Canada National Parks Act and its regulations.

If you have any questions please contact the Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site Information Centre.

Activity restrictions and special events
There are a number of outdoor activities that require a permit. Check with Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site prior to engaging in non-traditional, unusual or commercial activities.
Day use areas
Please note that portable cooking equipment is not permitted (ex. BBQs).
Alcohol
The consumption of alcohol is not permitted at Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site.
Pets and service animals
  • Pets must be kept on a leash at all times.
  • Don’t leave your pet unattended in a vehicle or anywhere else, during your visit to Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site.
  • Remember to clean up after your pet.
  • Service animals are welcome in the company of their handlers. Please keep service animals on a leash or harness during your visit to Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site.
Cannabis
Cannabis is legalized and strictly regulated in Canada. It is your responsibility to understand federal, provincial, and municipal regulations for cannabis use.

Given the legislative provisions in Quebec City prohibiting the use of cannabis in public places, cannabis use is prohibited at Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site. For more information on the regulation of cannabis in Parks Canada sites, please visit: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/voyage-travel/regles-rules/cannabis.
Garbage and Litter
Never litter.

Good times in the national historic sites are safer and more rewarding when you Leave No Trace of your visit. A good rule of thumb is to leave “no trace on the place” and “no trace on others’ space”
Drones
All Parks Canada places are ‘no drone zones’ for recreational use.

If you do not possess a permit or special permission to fly your drone in a Parks Canada place, please leave your drone at home. Learn more about our drone usage rules.
Fireworks
Use of, selling, or purchasing fireworks, or any other type of explosive, is not permitted within a National Historic Site / Park.
Commercial film and photography permits
Commercial filming activities have special considerations. All commercial activity is subject to business licencing and permits. Contact the Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site for details on whether your activity requires a permit. https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/qc/cartierbrebeuf/info/film 
Pedal assist e-bikes
Pedal assist electric bicycles (e-bikes) are allowed on designated bike trails at specific national parks and historic sites.
What does pedal assist mean?
  • Power assistance is only provided when the bicycle is being pedalled.
  • When pedalling stops, the power assistance also stops.
What other specifications does the bike need?
  • The motor can generate a maximum of 500W.
  • Power assistance stops when the bicycle attains a speed of 32 km/h on level ground.
Please contact the park you plan to visit to find out which trails may be used.

Please note that e-bikes equipped with an accelerator (a throttle) are not pedal assist e-bikes and can only be ridden on roads.
Electrical bikes (e-bikes) used on Parks Canada’s trails need to respect the following definition
  • 1. has steering handlebars and is equipped with pedals,
  • 2. is designed to travel on no more than three wheels in contact with the ground,
  • 3. is capable of being propelled by muscular power only,
  • 4. has one or more electric motors which have, singly or in combination, the following characteristics:
    • a) it has a total continuous power output rating, measured at the shaft of each motor, of 500 W or less,
    • b) power assistance immediately ceases when the muscular power ceases,
    • c) it is incapable of providing further assistance when the bicycle attains a speed of 32 km/h on level ground,
  • 5. is equipped with a safety mechanism that prevents the motor from being engaged before the bicycle attains a speed of 3 km/h.
Smoking and vaping
Be aware of provincial smoking and vaping regulations regarding distances from buildings, playgrounds, and other facilities.

Cannabis is legalized and strictly regulated in Canada. It is your responsibility to understand federal, provincial, and municipal regulations for cannabis use.