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Parc national du Mont-Orford

5°C

Open in the winter

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

Secteur Stukely

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 ».

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 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 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 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.

Lac-Stukely sector

Le Cerisier Visitors Centre
Reception and information, Boutique Nature

Period: open year-round

Stukely Snack Bar
Food services

Period: June 21 to September 1, 2014 (schedule is variable)

Boat rental Stukely

Periods:

  • May 11 to August 25, 2014: every days (schedule is variable)
  • August 26 to October 14, 2014:  Saturdays, Sundays and civic holidays

La Grande-Halte convenience store

Periods:

  • May 10 to October 14, 2014 (schedule is variable)
  • September 2 to October 14, 2014:  Saturdays, Sundays and civic holidays

      La Grande-Halte Community Hall

      Period: open year-round

      Le Cerisier Snack Bar

      Period: mid-December 2013 to mid-March 2014 (depending on snow conditions)

      Lac-Fraser sector

      Fraser Snack Bar
      Food services and first-aid station

      Period: June 21 to September 1, 2014 (schedule is variable)

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

      Periods:

      • May 16 to 19, 2014 (schedule is variable)
      • June 20 to August 24, 2014 (schedule is variable)
      • August 29 to September 1, 2014 (schedule is variable)

      Swimmer's Pavilion
      First-aid station, small watercraft rentals, food services

      Period: June 21 to September 1, 2014 (schedule is variable)


      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
      • Kayak
      • Pedal-boat
      • Snowshoes
      • Cross country ski equipment
      • Walking cleats
      • Telescopic poles
      • Baby glider child's sled

      Lac-Fraser sector

      • Canoe
      • Rowboat
      • Kayak
      • Pedal-boat

      Food Services

      There are snack bars in both sectors of the park at Fraser Beach and Stukely Beach, and in the winter at Le Cerisier Visitors Centre. You can also find refreshments at the Grande-Halte convenience store, the Fraser Information Kiosk and Le Cerisier Visitors Centre.

      Baggage Transport (winter only)

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


      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 2014

      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 2013 to late March 2014 (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 (Stukely sector):
      200, Chemin du Camping
      Orford (Québec)  J1X 7A2

      Telephone : 819 843-9855

      Fax : 819 868-2107

      Fraser Information Kiosk Address (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

      In all the Québec national parks, pets are prohibited, except for guide dogs. Condition and regulation

      Documentation

      Visitor's Guide Parcs Québec Brochure School activities (in French only) Nature Cabins -Get directions in Winter (in French only)

      Map Library

      Summer Activities

      (in French only)

      Camping Map

      Partners

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

      Auberge du Centre d'Arts Orford
      Téléphone : 1 800 567-6155
      http://www.arts-orford.org

      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

      Bonjour Québec.com Camping Québec Centre d'arts Orford Club de ski de fond Orford Les Sentiers de l’Estrie Canadian Ski Patrol Ski Mont Orford Tourisme Cantons-de-l’Est Tourisme Memphémagog

      Bonjourquebec.com (Online reservation)

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

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