Just 30 minutes from QuÃ©bec City, youâ€™ll fall under the spell of a vast mountainous plateau cut by deep valleys. "Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier" is host to one of the most beautiful glacial valleys in QuÃ©bec, the spectacular "VallÃ©e de la Jacques-Cartier". The Jacques Cartier River, calm in some places and turbulent in others, has sliced a 550-metre-deep channel into the plateau. A coniferous forest dominates the high plateaus, and deciduous trees people the deep valleys. Here, nature is both inspiring and serene.