Parc national du Mont-Mégantic: an Amazing Trip Filled with Snow and Stars!
 

Parc national du Mont-Mégantic: an Amazing Trip Filled with Snow and Stars!

Destinations to explore, January 11, 2016 2016-01-11
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Snowshoeing, photo credit: Mathieu Dupuis, parc national du Mont-Mégantic, Sépaq
Snowshoeing, photo credit: Mathieu Dupuis, parc national du Mont-Mégantic, Sépaq
With 45 km (28 mi.) of trails for all levels, this park is the ideal place for snowshoers. Located in the Eastern Townships at the heart of the first International Dark Sky Reserve, Parc national du Mont-Mégantic is simply magical in the winter. Did you know it is renowned for its exceptional snow conditions? By way of comparison, the nearby city of Sherbrooke gets about 3 metres of snow on average each winter, whereas the peak of Mont-Mégantic gets 7 metres!



Novices as well as experts will be spellbound!

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.

Enjoy an enchanting torchlit snowshoeing trek in the Observatoire 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.


EXP cabin, photo credit : Mathieu Dupuis, parc national du Mont-Mégantic, Sépaq
EXP cabin, photo credit : Mathieu Dupuis, parc national du Mont-Mégantic, Sépaq

Have even more fun by spending the night under the stars

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!

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