Jump into the Jacques-Cartier Region with Both Feet!

Jump into the Jacques-Cartier Region with Both Feet!

Destinations to explore, October 9, 2017 2017-10-09
Admire the view in the Jacques-Cartier region!
Admire the view in the Jacques-Cartier region

Located 20 minutes north of the city of Québec, this region is a hiker’s heaven on Earth. Dotted with mountains, forests, marshes, lakes and rivers, the Jacques-Cartier region is known to be one of the best destinations in the greater Québec City region for hiking. Discover Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Sainte-Brigitte-de-Laval, Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Stoneham-et-Tewsbury and Lac-Beauport: these sectors lay some 170 km (105 mi.) of trails at your feet. Get ready to start walking!

Step into these 8 destinations!

Spread out over the territory, these hiking trails take you to parks, resorts, outdoor centres and other exceptional spots. Here are 8 sectors to choose from for your hike.

Aventures Nord-Bec Stoneham. A mountain hiking network that welcomes your four-legged friends to join you! If you’re camping on site, access to the trails is free.

Perfect for a hike
Perfect for a hike

Sentier de La Montagne à deux têtes. A 10-km (6.2-mi.) uphill loop that runs along the Richelieu River and offers spectacular views all the way to the St. Lawrence.

Les Sentiers du Moulin. A 19-km (11.8-mi) network shared with mountain bikers. Unparalleled view of the Cascades Waterfall. An 8-km (5-mi.) network exclusively for pedestrians is slated to open in fall 2017.

Station Duchesnay. A 27.5-km (17.1-mi.) network in the woods that promises lots of discoveries, including the fascinating rock shelters. There’s also an illuminated trail if you fancy an evening stroll.

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier. A 100-km (62-mi) network with a lot of variety for all levels from beginner to very advanced. The scenery and points of view are simply astonishing, and dogs are permitted in some areas of the park.

L'Auberge du Mont. A 19-km (11.8-mi.) network overlooking the Jacques-Cartier Valley. Stop by the designated lookouts, where you can safely admire the amazing landscapes as far as the eye can see.

Mont Wright. A 6.5-km (4-mi.) network for hikers of all levels that goes through a forest with interesting geological features. You’ll see trees that are over 300 years old and a fascinating field of glacial erratics.

Les Marais du Nord. An 8-km (5-mi.) network that is a big hit with birdwatchers and photographers thanks to the rich fauna and flora. The trails indicated as easy are perfect for families.

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