Cross-country skiing

Hooked on cross-country skiing?

In the winter, close to 500 km of trails unfurl their snowy alleys for cross-country skiing. Both classic and skate ski enthusiasts will be watch magnificent landscapes parade before their eyes. Well marked and mechanically groomed, trails are available for beginners, intermediate-level skiers and experts alike. The circuits often lead to warming huts.

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Where to go cross-country skiing?

Parc national d'Aiguebelle Parc national d'Anticosti Parc national du Bic Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay Parc national de Frontenac Parc national de la Gaspésie Parc national des Grands-Jardins Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie Parc national de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata Parc national de Miguasha Parc national du Mont-Mégantic Parc national du Mont-Orford Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno Parc national du Mont-Tremblant Parc national des Monts-Valin Parc national d'Oka Parc national de Plaisance Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon Parc national de la Yamaska Parc marin du Saguenay–Saint-Laurent Réserve faunique Ashuapmushuan Réserve faunique Assinica Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs Réserve faunique des Lacs-Albanel-Mistassini-et-Waconichi Réserve faunique des Laurentides Réserve faunique La Vérendrye Réserve faunique du Saint-Maurice Réserve faunique Mastigouche Réserve faunique de Matane Réserve faunique de Papineau-Labelle Réserve faunique de Port-Cartier-Sept-Îles Réserve faunique de Port-Daniel Réserve faunique de Portneuf Réserve faunique de Rimouski Réserve faunique Rouge-Matawin Auberge de montagne des Chic-Chocs Auberge et Golf Fort-Prével Camping de la Baie-de-Percé Camping des Voltigeurs Centre touristique du Lac-Kénogami Centre touristique du Lac-Simon Parc de la Chute-Montmorency Station touristique Duchesnay Aquarium du Québec Gîte du Mont-Albert Sépaq Anticosti

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  Adult Senior
(6 to 17)
Free Free Free
Daily pass $14.13
$8.70 (after 3 p.m.***)
$10.65 Free****
Daily pass and entry fee package $20.22
$13.04 (after 3 p.m.***)
$17.17 -
Booklet of 12 day passes $135.68 - -
Season pass - 7 days $173.52 $130.03 Free****
Season pass - 5 days
(Monday to Friday)
$138.73 $110.52 -

* Rates for winter 2015-2016 season, valid at the 7 ski centres. Taxes not included. Child: 6 to 17 years olds, senior: 60 and over, student: 18 to 25 years old. The national parks entry fee is not included, except for Daily pass and entry fee package (entry fee is included). Daily admission and/or parking fees may apply. Equipment rental is available in some establishments.

** Access to the cross-country skiing trails is free for customers staying at Sépaq-network cross-country skiing centres. Present your booking confirmation at check-in to get your ski tickets. Tickets valid on your day of arrival, throughout your stay and on your day of departure. Tickets may only be used at the establishment at which you are staying.

*** Special price after 3 p.m. (excluding Camp Mercier)

**** This activity is free for children in a family setting.

7 Cross-Country Skiing Centres

Classic skiing Skate skiing
National park
Observatoire sector
28 km -- 819 888-2941
Lac-Stukely sector
50 km 26 km 819 843-9855
Mont-Saint-Bruno 27 km 8 km 450 653-7544
La Diable sector
43 km -- 819 688-2281
Oka 25 km 26 km 450 479-8365
Wildlife reserve
Camp Mercier
48 km 12 km 418 848-2422
Tourist resort
Station touristique Duchesnay 35.5 km 12 km 1 866 683-2711


  • Equipment rental
  • Waxing room
  • Warming huts
  • Food service
  • Boutique

Other Establishments

Parc national de la Gaspésie (Gîte du Mont-Albert), Réserve faunique de Portneuf and Centre touristique du Lac-Simon also offer skiing trails but with fewer services to skiers. Admission to their cross-country skiing network is free (entry fee must be paid in the national parks).

Classic skiing Skate skiing
Parc national de la Gaspésie
Gîte du Mont-Albert
22 km -- 418 763-7494
Réserve faunique de Portneuf 50 km -- 418 323-2021
Centre touristique du Lac-Simon 10 km


819 428-7931

In Parc national de la Gaspésie, cross-country skiing is not priced, only the entry fee to the park is required.

Equipment rental is available in some establishments.


  • Consult the code of conduct for cross-country skiers.
  • For backcountry skiing or snowshoeing with accommodations in a hut or on a primitive campsite, a stay authorization is mandatory.
  • Some establishments offer equipment rental. For details, see the Pricing section for each establishment offering the activity.
  • There is a difference between the services and experiences offered in a national park, a wildlife reserve and a tourist resort. Find out more by visiting our establishments' Web pages!
  • It is prohibited to go off the trails in a national park.
  • It is prohibited to make outdoor fires near huts, primitive camping platforms or along the trails.
  • Some establishments offer passenger or baggage transportation service to facilitate your movements. Ask about this several days in advance!
  • Skiers must bring all garbage back out with them. This rule applies along the trails and in the huts.


  • In some places, communications with the outside world may be difficult and there are no regular patrols. Each skier is responsible for his or her own safety. Fees for search and rescue operations will be charged to the beneficiary. (Prior to the outing, individuals must make sure that their insurance covers these risks).
  • The isolation of certain areas limits the use of portable phones; however, we still recommend that you include a communications device in your equipment.

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