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Rapid are pictured in the riviere Jacques-Cartier River in the parc national de la Jacques-Cartier national park some 40 km north of Quebec city May 26, 2009. The park features a remarkable landscape characterized by contrasts: mountainous uplands fractured by steep-sided valleys. A river winds through the most spectacular of them, the Vallee de la Jacques-Cartier, a trench more than 550 m deep.