Discover sparkling landscapes on a snowshoe trek

Attractions to discover, January 11, 2021 2021-01-11
Places to snowshoe in Quebec
Snowshoeing is known as a very accessible activity

In partnership with Quebec's tourism regions.

What could be more peaceful than walking through the snow-capped forests of Quebec, wearing snowshoes on your feet, contemplating nature and wildlife. Accessible to everyone, snowshoeing is hugely popular and has reinvented itself over the years. Many parks also offer rentals and can advise you on which trails are best for you. Whether you’re looking for a short hike near the city or a long mountain excursion, there are undoubtedly great places to snowshoe close to where you live!

Important: travelling between regions is still not recommended. Be sure to follow sanitary guidelines during your activities.

Access to nature… right in the city

A splendid, impressive forest reserve right on the Island of Montréal, the Morgan Arboretum provides the perfect setting for a spellbinding winter day. A privileged place for bird-watching, the arboretum is located on the western tip of the island and has 13 km of trails where you can practise your favorite activity and discover areas that are inaccessible at other times. And if you are used to bringing your four-legged friend out with you, you’ll be happy to know that dogs are allowed on some trails with special permission.

To fully enjoy the advantages of the river in a magnificent environment, head over to RécréoParc, one of the best kept secrets in the Montérégie region. Boasting an exceptional location between the St. Lawrence River and the Seaway, this linear park invites you to put on your snowshoes to explore trails suitable for all ages. Don't have any equipment? All you need to do is stop at the rental centre to find what you need for your trek.

The Laurentians, a winter kingdom

Located just 20 minutes from Saint-Sauveur, Laurel Aventure Nature will charm you thanks not only to the beauty of the Laurentian setting, but also the welcoming staff and the various packages offered to snowshoers. Explore the wilderness in the company of a passionate guide who will share his knowledge of local wildlife with you and show you the places where beavers live. Guaranteed to amaze nature lovers!

Superb snow-covered landscapes by the sea

The St. Lawrence Estuary is home to the spectacular Parc national du Bic, known for magnificent capes, bays, coves, islands and hills. Whether you are a novice or an expert, you are invited to put on a pair of snowshoes to explore nearly 35 km of marked trails, suitable for the whole family. In addition to offering an equipment rental service, the park provides three heated shelters for when visitors need a break. The extraordinary views over the estuary show you just how magical this place is in winter.

The wonderful Parc national de la Gaspésie and its mountains are home to a herd of woodland caribou, the very last representatives of this species south of the St. Lawrence River. In this dream landscape, you’ll find 13 trails for snowshoeing in the Mont-Albert sector as well as in the Chic-Chocs wildlife reserve. You can also go for an alpine trek in the company of an experienced guide... the winter scene viewed from the Chic-Chocs will leave you speechless!

Parc national du Bic
Parc national du Bic

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