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.
Stoneham-et-Tewsbury and Lac-Beauport: these sectors lay some
170 km (105 mi.) of trails at your feet. Get ready to start
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
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
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
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
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.