Parc national du Mont-Orford

Major work in the Lac-Stukely sector Details

Location

Parc national du Mont-Orford is located in the Eastern Townships tourism region.

Area: 59.5 km2

 

Montréal

Québec

Sherbrooke

Lac-Stukely Sector

128 km

256 km

41 km

Lac-Fraser Sector

136 km

246 km

31 km

 

Access and Operating Period

Get directions

Lac-Stukely sector

From Sherbrooke:

  • Take Highway 10 W, in the direction of Montréal.
  • Take exit 118.
  • At the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp, turn right on Route 141 Nord.
  • Drive about 5 km, passing the Mont-Orford golf course and Centre d’arts Orford. After the curve, follow directions for “Secteur du Lac-Stukely, 300 metres”, turn right, and follow the indication « Centre de services ».

From Montréal:

  • Take Highway 10 E, in the direction of the Eastern Townships.
  • Take exit 118.
  • At the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp, turn left on Route 141 Nord.
  • Drive about 5 km, passing the Mont-Orford golf course and Centre d’arts Orford. After the curve, follow directions for “Secteur du Lac-Stukely, 300 metres”, turn right, and follow the indication « Centre de services ».

From Québec:

  • Take Highway 20 W to Drummondville.
  • In Drummondville, take Highway 55 Sud, which becomes Highway 10 W, in direction of the Eastern Townships.
  • Take exit 118.
  • At the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp, turn right on Route 141 Nord.
  • Drive about 5 km, passing the Mont-Orford golf course and Centre d’arts Orford. After the curve, follow directions for “Secteur du Lac-Stukely, 300 metres”, turn right, and follow the indication « Centre de services ».

Lac-Fraser Sector

From Sherbrooke:

  • Take Highway 10 W, in the direction of Montréal.
  • Take exit 118.
  • At the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp, turn right on Route 141 Nord.
  • Continue for about 2 km and turn right on Chemin Alfred-DesRochers. Drive until you get to the stop sign, about 6 km. Turn left on Route 220 W and continue on for about 5 km. The Lac-Fraser sector will be on your left.

From Montréal:

  • Take Highway 10 E, in the direction of the Eastern Townships.
  • Take exit 118.
  • At the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp, turn left on Route 141 Nord.
  • Continue for about 2 km and turn right on Chemin Alfred-DesRochers. Drive until you get to the stop sign, about 6 km. Turn left on Route 220 W and continue on for about 5 km. The Lac-Fraser sector will be on your left.

From Québec:

  • Take Highway 20 W, to Drummondville.
  • In Drummondville, take Highway 55 Sud, which becomes Highway 10 W, in direction of the Eastern Townships.
  • Take exit 118.
  • At the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp, turn right on Route 141 Nord.
  • Continue for about 2 km and turn right on Chemin Alfred-DesRochers. Drive until you get to the stop sign, about 6 km. Turn left on Route 220 W and continue on for about 5 km. The Lac-Fraser sector will be on your left.

Additional Information

The park is open year-round. To better plan your activities, please note the operating period for the services in each sector.

Parking Fees

Lac-Stukely sector

Le Cerisier Visitors Centre
Reception and information, Boutique Nature

Periods:

  • April 4 to May 12, 2016
    • Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • May 13 to June 16, 2016
    • Monday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Friday, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • June 17 to September 5, 2016
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Friday, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • September 6 to December 16, 2016
    • Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • December 17, 2016 to March 31, 2017
    • Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Le Cerisier Information Kiosk (Lac-Stukely sector)

Periods:

  • May 13 to June 16, 2016
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • June 17 to September 5, 2016
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Friday, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • September 6 to October 10, 2016
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • October 11 to November 1, 2016
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • December 17, 2016 to March 31, 2017
    • Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Le Bonnallie Visitors Centre (Lac-Stukely sector)
Reception and information, registration, Boutique Nature

Periods:

  • July 8 to September 5, 2016
    • Saturday to Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Friday, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • September 6 to October 10, 2016
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Le Bonnallie snack bar (Lac-Stukely sector)
Food services

Period:

  • July 8 to September 5, 2016
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • September 6 to October 10, 2016
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Le Bonnallie boat rental (Lac-Stukely sector)

Periods:

  • July 8 to September 5, 2016
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • September 6 to October 10, 2016
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

La Grande-Halte convenience store (wood and ice only)

Periods:

  • July 8 to September 5, 2016
    • every day, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

      La Grande-Halte Community Hall (open 24-hours/7-days)

      Periods:

      • July 8 to December 16, 2016

      Le Cerisier snack bar

      Period:

      • Mid-December to mid-March (depending on snow conditions)
        • Saturday, Sunday, Holidays and March break, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

      Lac-Fraser sector

      Swimmers Pavilion, the services building at Lac Fraser beach, was completely destroyed by fire this winter. The building housed a snack bar, a convenience store, changing rooms and toilets. A new building is slated for construction in summer 2017. In the meantime dry toilets will be installed at the beach for the 2016 summer season, along with a first-aid trailer (lifeguard team).

      A watercraft rental service is still available at the beach, and a Boutique Nature shop and convenience store are located at the sector’s camping registration centre.

      Information Kiosk (Lac-Fraser beach sector)

      Periods:

      • May 13 to June 16, 2016
        • Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • June 17 to September 5, 2016
        • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

      Boat rental (Lac-Fraser sector)

      Periods:

      • May 13 to June 16, 2016
        • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • June 17 to August 28, 2016
        • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • August 29 to September 5, 2016
        • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
        • Labour Day (Monday), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

      Fraser Information Kiosk
      Reception and information, entry fee payment and camper registration, Boutique Nature and conveniance store

      Periods:

      • May 13 to June 16, 2016
        • Monday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
        • Friday, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
        • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • June 17 to September 5, 2016
        • Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
        • Sunday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

      Universal Access

      The following areas offer access to the mobility-impaired:

      • Le Cerisier Visitors Centre (Lac-Stukely sector)
      • Campgrounds (Lac-Stukely and Lac-Fraser sectors)

      Services

      Boutique Nature

      A vast array of souvenirs, clothing for adults and children, discovery products for young people, and outdoor items are available at the Boutique Nature store in the Le Cerisier Visitors Centre and in the Fraser Information kiosk.

      Ski Shop

      The staff will be happy to advise you about the trails, ski waxing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and which crampons to use. We also offers the following services: ski maintenance and waxing and the sale of supplies and accessories for ski maintenance and waxing. The store is located in the Le Cerisier Visitors Centre.

      Cross-Country Ski Club

      The Parc national du Mont-Orford ski club is very active. It offers many activities and training sessions for ski buffs from 4 to 88 years old. For more information, contact the club at info@skidefondorford.qc.ca.

      Private or Semi-Private Cross-Country Skiing Lessons

      Every day, the ski school offers private and semi-private lessons adapted to all levels for skate skiing or classic skiing. For information call 819 843-2753, consult our Facebook page or the website.

      Equipment Rentals

      Life jackets and paddles are included with boats.

      Lac-Stukely sector

      • Canoe
      • Rowboat
      • Recreational kayak
      • Sea kayak
      • Pedal-boat
      • Stand up paddle
      • Snowshoes
      • Cross-country ski equipment
      • Walking cleats
      • Telescopic poles
      • Baby glider child's sled

      Lac-Fraser sector

      • Canoe
      • Rowboat
      • Recreational kayak
      • Sea kayak
      • Pedal-boat
      • Stand up paddle

      Food Services

      There' a snack bar at Stukely Beach in Le Bonnallie Visitors Centre, and in the winter at Le Cerisier Visitors Centre. You can also find refreshments at the Fraser Information Kiosk and Le Cerisier Visitors Centre.

      Tranport Service

      A shuttle service is now offered by Navette Nature and takes you from downtown Montreal to the park! Details and schedule

      Baggage Transport (winter only)

      Service offered to visitors staying in the huts. Check rates.

      Services for families

      • Drawing space (tables and chairs)
      • High chair at the Discovery and Visitors Centre
      • Baby carrier and portative park
      • Large sinks in the washroom facilities
      • Stools under the sinks in the washroom facilities
      • Community hall
      • Playgrounds
      • Volleyball courts
      • Picnic areas Stukely, Fraser and Le Cerisier sectors)

      Nearby Services

      Accommodations

      You will find hotels, motels, inns, bed and breakfasts and a youth hostel, all types of restaurants and snack bars 2 km or more from the park.

      Auberge Centre d'Arts Orford

      With its friendly atmosphere and beautiful setting, this inn is a great place to meet people and experience a different way to travel in Québec. It is part of Centre d'arts Orford.

      Vacation Resort

      Jouvence Vacation Resort is renowned for warm hospitality and fine dining. Jouvence offers more than just a vacation. It offers you the chance to rest and relax. Discover the Jouvence experience and its all-inclusive, all-season packages. experience and its all-inclusive, all-season packages.

      Golf

      Vacationers love the 18-hole panoramic golf course alongside Route 141 in the Orford sector. Visit Club de Golf du Mont-Orford website.

      Services available:

      • Golf club and electric golf cart rentals
      • Driving range
      • Snack bar
      • Bar
      • Reception hall

      Period: early May to late October 2016

      Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

      The Mont-Orford Ski Station offers four mountainsides for downhill skiing on the Orford, Alfred-DesRochers and Giroux mountains. The station's 61 trails will delight both beginners and experts. Snowboarders will enjoy the area designed specially for them.

      Visit the station

      Period: mid-December 2016 to late March 2017 (depending on weather conditions)

      Festival Orford

      Enjoy indoor or outdoor concerts at Festival Orford. Some of them are free. And don't miss the dinner concerts. The festival program comes out in mid-April.

      Visit the Centre d'arts Orford

      Restaurants and Other Food Services

      All types of restaurants and snack bars are located 2 km or more from the park.


      Contact Information

      Mailing Address:
      3321 Chemin du Parc
      Orford (Québec)  J1X 7A2

      parc.mont-orford@sepaq.com

      Le Cerisier Visitors Centre Address (Lac-Stukely sector):
      200, Chemin du Camping
      Orford (Québec)  J1X 7A2

      Telephone : 819 843-9855

      Fax : 819 868-2107

      Fraser Information Kiosk Address (Lac-Fraser sector):
      6075, route 220

      Important

      Regulations

      Regulations are in effect in the Parcs Québec network. Before going to a national park, check the main rules and recommendations to better plan your visit. Details (in French only)

      Domestic animals

      Dogs and other domestic animals are not allowed in national parks, with the exception of guide dogs and service dogs. Condition and regulation

      Documentation

      Visitor's Guide Careful by nature Discovery activities calendar Nature Cabins - Get directions in Winter (in French only)

      Map Library

      Summer Activities

      Winter Activities

      Camping and accommodations

      Complementary Tool: Avenza PDF Maps

      Download the mobile app Avenza PDF Maps  free of charge to geotag your location on our territory maps. A useful technological tool that will delight nature lovers!

      To read one of our maps using Avenza PDF Maps, just copy the map’s URL into the mobile application or open the map (PDF file) on the Sépaq Web site and read it with the mobile app.

      Partners

      Centre de villégiature Jouvence
      Téléphone : 1 800 567-3134
      http://www.jouvence.com

      Orford Musique
      Téléphone : 1 800 567-6155
      http://www.orford.mu

      Station de ski alpin du Mont-Orford
      Téléphone : 819 843-6548 or 1 800 567-2772
      http://www.orford.com

      Golf du Mont-Orford
      Téléphone : 819 843-6548 or 1 800 567-2772
      http://www.orford.com


      External Links

      QuébecOriginal Camping Québec Club de ski de fond Orford Les Sentiers de l’Estrie Orford Musique Canadian Ski Patrol Ski Mont Orford Tourisme Cantons-de-l’Est Tourisme Memphémagog

      QuébecOriginal (Online reservation)

      Sector: Le Cerisier Visitors Center Sector: Poste d'accueil Fraser

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