Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier - 78 km

Parc national Jacques-Cartier

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier - 78 km

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier - 78 km


Chemin du Parc-National is open to vehicles up to the Discovery and Visitors Centre (km 10). Three parking options are available: the gatehouse parking lot (km 0), the Mountain Spuror parking lot or the Discovery and Visitors Centre parking lot (km 10). The park has a network of 12 snowshoeing trails totalling up to 84 km. Take advantage of the freshly renovated Discovery and Visitors Centre to warm up or enjoy some delicious soup. If you want to have a snack or warm up once the trails, drop in to any of the 4 huts with fireplace. The park offers snowshoe rentals (free for children).

This winter there are several possibilities for backcountry skiing: Chemin de la Vallée (between km 10 and km 33) and the following trails: Draveur Sud, Rivière-Sautauriski, Rivière-à-l’Épaule and l’Incursion.
We remind you that the backcountry skiing trails are not groomed, packed or marked.
Guided tour offered by Quatre Natures to learn backcountry skiing. DetailsThis link will open in a new window.

Backcountry Skiing

Have you ever had a chance to hear your skis gliding along fresh snow early in the morning before anyone else? You can have just such an experience at the park on the 55-km backcountry skiing circuit. It’s very physically demanding, but this 2-night/3-day adventure is a classic way to experience winter in Québec.

Off-trails sectors available. For more informations, consult the website of the Parc National de la Jacques-Cartier. 

More information

Table of trails

Long circuit suggestions

Winter long circuit map (in French only)

Hok Skiing 
Hok skis are very versatile, combining the qualities of cross country skis and snowshoes. The bottom of the ski is partially covered with a climbing skin for uphill traction. It also has a universal binding that fits several kinds of boots. Hok skis are easy to handle and therefore perfect for beginners. They allow faster off-track movement than snowshoes in snow fields.

Activités sur place

  • Cross-country skiing and ski touring
  • Snowshoeing

Contact information

103, chemin du Parc-National - Route 175 Nord
Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, Québec G3C 2T5
Toll-free call: 1 800 665-6527

Carte des sentiers

Getting there

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