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Rather than following the highway back to the visitor center entrance, I chartered a course through the grounds of the Gite du Mont Albert, through a little neighborhood of rental cottages. The street through the rental cottages connected up with the visitor center's parking lot, allowing me to complete my loop.
Gite du Mont-Albert
Mont Albert and its Gite
Rental cottages
A start time of 5:30am and a finish time just before 2:20pm meant that it had taken just under nine hours - including a 1+ hour break waiting for clouds to clear on Mont Albert and a 1-hour side trip to Mont Olivine.
Mont Albert from 299
As far as eastern Canadian hikes go, this is one of the most scenic, and I highly recommend it. I suggest that you attempt on a day when the visibility is good, otherwise you'll be missing a lot!

Note: the park closes access to certain parts of Mont Albert during a certain period of the year to help avoid disturbing the Caribou herd. I believe this is from October 1 to June 15 - but I'm not positive. Please be sure to check the park's website for more details.
Interactive trackmap with photo points - Tour du Mont Albert (+ Mt Olivine) - click map to view
Tour du Mont Albert (+ Mt Olivine) - Hike Data
Start Time: 5:32AM
End Time: 2:18PM
Duration: 8h46m
Distance: 20.55 km (12.77 mi)
Average Speed: 2.3 km/hr (1.5 mph)
Start Elevation: 761ft (232m) *
Max Elevation: 3518ft (1072m) *
Min Elevation: 673ft (205m) *
End Elevation: 758ft (231m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Total Elevation Gain: 3481ft (1061m) *
Total Elevation Loss: 3465ft (1056m) *
 
 
* : +/- 75 feet
Elevation Graph
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