Parc national du Mont-Mégantic is divided into two sectors with snowshoeing trails for novices as well as experts. The Franceville sector has 15 km (9.3 mi.) to explore that include the Cimes de Franceville trail and the new Escarpements trail. As for the Observatoire sector, it has 30 km (18.6 mi.) that include the Mont Saint-Joseph and Mont Mégantic trails. Snowshoes can be rented at the discovery and services centre, which is located in this sector.
For a completely unique experience, choose the torchlit snowshoeing activity. Offered every Saturday night, this activity on a 3.5 km (2.1 mi.) easy circuit lets all visitors make the most of the magic of winter (reservations required). You can also choose the Torch-Light package, which combines this activity with the evening of astronomy at ASTROLab and a healthy three-course meal.
Why not try out one of the seven comfortable EXP cabins, accessible by car, in the Franceville sector? Or if you’re looking for more of a challenge and a longer trek, you could choose one of the rustic shelters accessible by foot. Some are located just half a mile from the Observatoire’s welcome centre.
This winter, let the stars guide you to magical adventures outdoors!