Seven simple winter outings for individuals with restricted mobility
The generous nature of Québec offers a vast array of places conducive to wonder, relaxation, and outdoor activities. Sépaq is committed to connecting people with nature, even in winter. Sépaq is continually improving its facilities and thinking outside the box to make them more accessible than ever. Do you want to come and visit this winter? We’ve listed some activities that may interest you.
Despite our concerted efforts to suggest winter outings that will suit you best, your experience may vary depending upon your degree of mobility. Before leaving, please refer to the evaluations of our establishments carried out by the Kéroul team. You can also consult Sépaq’s Action Plan for People with Disabilities (in French only). And don’t hesitate to talk with our on-site employees, who’ll help you enjoy a simple getaway.
Companion Leisure Card (CAL): Companion Leisure Card (CAL) holders may be accompanied free of charge by one person during a visit in a Québec national park. Find out more
The joys of a cabin stay
Parc national d'Oka
A mere stone's throw from Montreal, at the heart of a beautiful national park, two Compact cabins have been adapted for people with reduced mobility. They’re accessible by car. It’s also possible to use a Hippocampe all-terrain wheelchair or the Ski-Vel, which adapts to your wheelchair and allows you to get around on snow-covered trails.
Loan of adapted equipment absolutely free of charge
In order to make winter hiking trails accessible to people with reduced mobility, Bic, Îles-de-Boucherville, Mont-Tremblant and Oka national parks have all adopted the Ski-Vel. This equipment is easily adapted to your wheelchair and allows you to get around on snow-covered trails. Parc national d'Oka also has an all-terrain Hippocampe wheelchair at your disposal.
The famous Sugarloaf
Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
Between river and cliffs, it's one of the most spectacular sites of the province. You can take the cable car from the station and admire imposing 83-metre high Montmorency Falls looming over the landscape. In very cold weather, the fine splashes projected by the waterfall eventually freeze and form, at the foot of the falls, the famous Sugarloaf, a very impressive natural ice cone.
Where nature and comfort meet
Gîte du Mont-Albert
A magnificent four-star hotel, Gîte du Mont-Albert offers full comfort to its guests at the heart of Parc national de la Gaspésie. The hotel is renowned for its hospitality, its fine cuisine.You can take a break at the hotel bar while enjoying a view of the mountains.
Discover the stars
Parc national du Mont-Mégantic
Take the time to stop at the heart of the first International Dark Sky Reserve. Located at the foot of the mountain, ASTROLab is a museum that includes three exhibition halls and a multimedia room with a giant screen. Astronomy evenings are organized during winter.