The perfect summer hut adventure
Suggested circuits for die-hard enthusiasts
For some hikers, the long-distance trek is the ultimate challenge. With overnight stays in huts or at rustic campsites, these multi-day expeditions often provide a privileged contact with the backcountry. No matter which destination you choose from our suggestions, we guarantee that your thirst for adventure will be satisfied!
Parc national de la Gaspésie
The Mi'kmaqs gave the nickname “Chic-Chocs” or "impassable wall" to this mountain range, featuring several peaks over 1000 metres high, that crosses Parc national de la Gaspésie. Today, this segment of the Appalachian mountain range is a popular hiking destination, and there's nothing impassable about it anymore. Its trails provide access to an exceptional mountain environment: the arctic-alpine plants and mountain landscapes of your dreams! Looking to discover the most beautiful peaks? The McGerrigle mountain crossing, a difficult 25 km trail, is the ideal solution!
- Departure from Mont-Jacques-Cartier campground
- Total distance of 25.2 km
- Duration : 3 days / 2 nights
- Day 1: From Mont-Jacques-Cartier campground to Le Tétras hut (9.3 km – Difficult level - Duration 4 to 5 hours)
- Day 2: From Le Tétras hut to Le Roselin hut (7.5 km – Intermediate level - Duration 3 to 4 hours)
- Day 3: Le Roselin hut to Mont Albert Discovery and Visitors Centre (8.4 km – Intermediate level - Duration 2 to 3 hours)
Note that it's also possible to cross the park by combining all our circuits. You should plan between 7 and 9 days of hiking.
Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay
At Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay, you‘ll discover the immensity of time and space in a place where nature has deployed colossal forces to create a fjord. Several trails allow hikers to explore the fjord from the top of its capes, offering a privileged view of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. In Baie-Sainte-Marguerite sector, visitors can follow in the footsteps of the first settlers by exploring magnificent Fjord trail. Along the trail, three comfortable huts with balconies and bay windows offer a breathtaking view of the coves and bays that shelter them. From these huts, you can watch the beluga whales as they descend toward Baie Sainte-Marguerite. You may even be lucky enough to hear them as well!
- Departure from Le Béluga Discovery and Visitors Centre parking lot (Baie-Sainte-Marguerite)
- Total distance of 41.7 km
- Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
- Day 1: From Le Béluga Discovery and Visitors Centre parking lot to Anse-de-la-Barge hut (3.3 km – Difficult level)
- Day 2: From Anse-de-la-Barge hut to Trois murs des Cèdres shelter (5.7 km – Difficult level)
- Day 3: From Trois murs des Cèdres shelter to Anse-Creuse hut (9.9 km – Difficult level)
- Day 4: From Anse-Creuse hut to Cap-de-la-Boule hut (12,2 km – Difficult level)
- Day 5: From Cap de la Boule hut to the Tadoussac parking lot (10.6 km – Difficult level)
Parc national du Mont-Tremblant
Imaginez-vous partir à la conquête du plus grand et du plus ancien des parcs nationaux du Québec. Avec ses centaines de lacs et de rivières, le parc national du Mont-Tremblant est un véritable paradis. Dans le secteur de la Diable, les mordues de randonnée pédestre pourront sillonner la boucle du secteur du même nom sur une distance de près de 47 km. Ce parcours intermédiaire de 3 jours et 2 nuits vous permettra d’entrer en contact avec la vraie nature des Laurentides et sa faune abondante.
Imagine setting out to conquer Quebec's largest and oldest national park. With its hundreds of lakes and rivers, Parc national du Mont-Tremblant is a true paradise. In Diable sector, hiking enthusiasts will be able to criss-cross Diable loop over a distance of nearly 47 km. This three-day, two-night intermediate-level circuit will put you in touch with the true nature of the Laurentides region and its abundant wildlife.
- Departure from Lac-Monroe Visitors Centre
- Loop de la Diable (47.2 km in total)
- Duration : 3 days / 2 nights
- Day 1: From Lac-Monroe Visitors Centre to Le Liteau hut (11.7 km – Intermediate level - Duration 4 to 5 hours)
- Day 2: From Refuge Le Liteau hut to Refuge La Cache hut (16 km - Intermediate level - Duration 6 to 7 hours)
- Day 3: From La Cache hut to Lac-Monroe Visitors Centre (19.5 km - Intermediate level - Duration 6 to 7 hours)