My country is winter!

The most beautiful landscapes to discover in winter

Don’t be angry with Mother Nature! Because it’s thanks to her great generosity that Sépaq’s winter destinations can boast of offering dream places where snow abounds and where the cold weather provides a nice excuse to go play outside!

We truly believe that there are no better places to experience the very best of winter! And to prove it, here are some suggestions for destinations that will make you appreciate the cold season more than ever before.

Parc national des Grands-Jardins Parc national des Grands-Jardins
Parc national des Grands-Jardins Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq

The king of the mountain at Parc national des Grands-Jardins

Looking for a winter challenge that’ll provide a sight for sore eyes? Why not snowshoe or hike along the mountain trails of Parc national des Grands-Jardins? Take them by storm! The road may seem long and arduous, but the rewards are many along the way: landscapes of great beauty and succession of viewpoints featuring snow-covered valleys, rocky facades, and barren peaks. Once the climb is complete, the satisfaction is all the greater, with this impression of being at the top of the world.

The snowy paradise of Camp Mercier

Calling all winter sports lovers… here is your dream destination! A mere stone’s throw from the greater Québec City area is a completely snow-covered territory that will give snowshoeing and cross-country skiing enthusiasts all they want and more. Every year, Camp Mercier at Réserve faunique des Laurentides receives an impressive amount of snow, perfect for winter enjoyment. A symbol of wide open spaces, this winter destination awakens a real sense of freedom in those who venture into its midst.

The ghosts of Parc national des Monts-Valin

A dominant figure of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region’s landscape, Parc national des Monts-Valin is very impressive indeed! Snowshoeing enthusiasts will be transported to a land where ghosts rule the territory. These famous climatic phenomena occur when clouds temporarily envelop the peaks of Mont Valin, leaving tiny droplets of water which, by settling and solidifying on the trees and branches they encounter, form a very pretty shell of frost. The phenomenon is strikingly beautiful and strangely bewitching. This is without a doubt the perfect place to feel the Great North beckoning, stronger than ever before, just the other side of the horizon. 

Réserve faunique des Laurentides
Réserve faunique des Laurentides Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq
Parc national des Monts-Valin
Parc national des Monts-Valin Mathieu Dupuis | © Sépaq
Parc national du Mont-Mégantic
Parc national du Mont-Mégantic Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq
Parc national de la Gaspésie
Parc national de la Gaspésie Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq
Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville
Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville Dominic Boudreault | © Sépaq

So close to the stars at Parc national du Mont-Mégantic

Featuring snow conditions to dream of, winter at Parc national du Mont-Mégantic is rich in memories and unforgettable scenery. Strap on your snowshoes and head toward the park’s many peaks, each offering uniquely breathtaking views of the beautiful Eastern Townships. If your ascent continues until dusk, take a moment to look up to the sky and admire the spectacle in this International Dark Sky Reserve. A real adventure from snow to stars!

The vastness of Parc national de la Gaspésie

In this part of the country, the index of winter happiness is measured in metres. From one winter to the next, Mother Nature proves to be a very generous provider for the territories of Parc national de la Gaspésie which, thanks to their geographical position, receive impressive quantities of snow. No need to worry when it comes time for your next off-trail or snowshoe outing: the scenery will be enchanting and the impression that you are in snow paradise will be very real indeed! Enjoy the exceptional conditions of our many trails and escape to the most striking places imaginable.

The magic of Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville

There’s always something special happening in the winter settings of Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville. What a strange feeling to be in a completely magical natural environment, only a few kilometers from downtown Montréal! During winter, Île Sainte-Marguerite offers walkers, skiers, snowshoers, and fatbike enthusiasts new landscapes and a peaceful atmosphere beyond compare. The flat relief of the islands makes activities accessible to the entire family. And thanks to the snowy backdrop and leafless trees, animal watching is at its best in the winter period. You can spot all sorts of critters by the following the clues they leave behind. Keep your eyes peeled!

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