Open in the winter
The Chic-Chocs Mountain Lodge lies 55 km south of Cap-Chat on the territory of Réserve faunique de Matane on the Gaspé Peninsula.
|The Chic-Chocs Mountain Lodge||728 km
(9 h by car, 2 h by plane)
|479 km (6 h by car, 1 h by plane)||133 km||70 km||160 km|
Winter season: December 27, 2013 to March 31, 2014 (closed from January 3 to 16, 2014)
Summer season: July 4 to September 21, 2014
First make your way to our seaside reception office in Cap-Chat. From there, we will take you to the Lodge.
You can only get to the lodge with our transportation service. The schedule varies between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m (winter) and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m (summer). If you have preferences for your departure time, call us at 1 800 665-3091. Otherwise your departure time will be confirmed 2 weeks before your stay.
If you're running late, please contact the Cap-Chat reception office to let us know.
From Montréal, take Highway 20 East. In Bas-Saint-Laurent, Highway 20 becomes Route 132 East. In Cap-Chat, about 1 km past the church, a sign beside Route 132 indicates the location of the reception office.
The Via Rail train called Le Chaleur serves the Gaspé Peninsula. With several departures and returns par week, the train allows you to travel comfortably at night. The return trips are on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Please note that the trip from the train station to the Cap-Chat reception office is your responsibility. You can take a taxi or rent a car. For information, call 1 888 VIA RAIL (1 888 842-7245).
Air Canada Jazz :
From Montreal and Québec City to Mont-Joli
For information: 1 888 422-7533 or www.aircanada.com
From Saint-Hubert and Québec City to Mont-Joli
For information: 1 888 313-8777 or www.pascan.com
The ride from the airport to the Cap-Chat reception office is your responsibility. You can take a taxi or rent a car.
Depending on your means of transportation, you might need to stay in the region before going on to the lodge, or do so after your visit. Riôtel Matane, a 4-star seaside hotel, is not far from the Cap-Chat reception office. Check special rates (in French only) for Chic-Chocs Mountain Lodge customers. For information: 1 877 566-2651.
The agent at the Cap-Chat reception office will explain the day's schedule. He or she will confirm your registration for one of the day's departures, this having been earlier arranged at the time of reservation. Once the registration is completed, you can wait comfortably in the guest lounge or enjoy walking along the St. Lawrence or discovering this picturesque Gaspésie village. When it's time to leave, you'll take a seat in the minibus for a lift to the Lodge. In the winter, the last of the trip is made in a Snowcat. That's when the adventure begins!
When you arrive, the innkeeper will be there to greet you. After getting set up in your room, you will be invited to take a short safety course. The Lodge will lend you a two-way radio, an ARVA beeper (device to locate avalanche victims) and documentation about the territory that you can use during your stay. You will then meet all of the members of your group in the dining room for the first meal. The rest is up to you...
With the help of the guides, you can plan your activities in total safety and make the choices that most appeal to you. Several outdoor facilities are available on site. At your convenience, you can explore the Lodge's surroundings or opt for guided activities.
Mailing Address (reception office):
10 Notre-Dame Est
Cap-Chat (Québec) G0J 1E0
Telephone : 1 800 665-3091
GPS coordinates (reception office in Cap-Chat):
49° 05' 52.49'' N
66° 40' 45.17" W
The Lodge is a non-smoking establishment.
Pets are prohibited, except for guide dogs. Condition and regulation
At the Lodge, all cell phones are out of range.
Imagine a place with a permanent backdrop of mountains. In the dining room, on the balconies in your room, on a hike... Sometimes stretching as high as 1,000 metres into the sky, they mirror the equally spectacular deep valleys. Everywhere the air is pure and the silence intact...and your change of scenery guaranteed.
On this vast almost virgin territory, there is a rare diversity of plant and animal life. Caribou, white-tailed deer and moose...Be attentive: there's a very good chance you'll see them. The plants are also surprising. From dense fir stands to sparse stretches of tundra, the species vary with the landscape.
The 50-metre-high Chute Hélène waterfall plunges into a basin of crystal-clear water. You can admire it from the Lodge and relax while listening to its song...
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