Information - Parc national du Mont-Mégantic - National Parks - Sépaq

Location

Parc national du Mont-Mégantic is located in the small village of Notre-Dame-des-Bois, in the Eastern Townships tourism region. The park is part of the tourism circuit called Route des Sommets.

Area: 59.9 km2

 

Montréal

Québec

Sherbrooke

Discovery and Visitors Centre
Observatoire sector

228 km

234 km

80 km

Visitors Centre
Franceville sector

216 km

204 km

65 km

 

Access and Operating Period

Get directions

Franceville sector (campground of Franceville sector, Écho and EXP. cabins)

From Montréal:

  • Highway 10 East until Exit 143; continue along then take Route 112 East up until East Angus. Continue on the 253 South until Cookshire.  Then follow the 214 East untill Bury and Scotstown.  From there, keep on the 214 for a few km and turn on you right on the Chemin de Franceville.  Follow the road signs indicating «Parc national du Mont-Mégantic, Franceville Sector».

From Québec:

  • Highway 73 South, then Route 173 still travelling south, and this, until Saint-Georges. Afterwards, Route 204 West until Lac-Mégantic, then Route 161 North until Nantes, and 214 West until Milan.  After Milan, keep on the 214, then turn left on Chemin de Franceville.  Follow the road signs indicating «Parc national du Mont-Mégantic, Franceville Sector».

Observatoire sector (campground of Observatoire sector, huts and rustic shelters)

From Montréal:

  • Highway 10 East until exit 143; continue along then take Route 112 East up until the junction for the 253 South that you must travel along until you reach Cookshire. From here take the 212 East toward La Patrie and Notre-Dame-des-Bois. Once at Notre-Dame-des-Bois, follow the road signs indicating «Parc du Mont-Mégantic, observatory sector».

From Québec:

  • Highway 73 South, then Route 173 still travelling south, and this, until Saint-Georges. Afterwards, Route 204 West until Lac-Mégantic, then Route 161 South until Woburn. From there, take Route 212 West until Notre-Dame-des-Bois. Afterwards, follow the road signs indicating «Parc du Mont-Mégantic, observatory sector».

Additional Information

Hiking trails are open year-round. To better plan your activities, please note the periods during which services are available in each sector.

Observatoire sector

Discovery and Visitors Centre

Services: reception and information,  Boutique Nature, camper registration, huts and outdoor and astronomy activities

Periods:

  • November 7 to December 22, 2022
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • December 23, 2022 to January 2, 2023
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • January 3 to February 24, 2023
    • Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (until 10 p.m. on Saturdays during astronomy nights)
  • February 25 to March 6, 2023
    • every day, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (until 10 p.m. on Saturdays during astronomy nights)
  • March 7 to April 10, 2023
    • Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (until 10 p.m. on Saturdays during astronomy nights)

ASTROLab: open weekends in the fall and spring, on Saturday evenings in January, February and March and every summer day.

Consult the detailed schedule

Franceville sector

Visitors Centre

Services: reception and information, Boutique Nature, convenience storee, camper as well as EXP. and Écho cabins registration and outdoors activities

Periods:

  • November 7 to December 22, 2022
    • Thursday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • December 23, 2022 to January 2, 2023
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • January 3 to February 24, 2023
    • Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • February 25 to March 6, 2023
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • March 7 to April 10, 2023
    • Sunday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Universal Access

The following places offer access to the mobility-impaired:

Observatoire sector

  • ASTROLab at Parc national du Mont-Mégantic
  • The hikers' cabin
  • Parc national du Mont-Mégantic Public Observatory
  • The Voie Lactée Pavilion
  • The Discovery and Visitors Centre

Franceville sector

  • Visitors Centre

Services

Boutique Nature

At the centre of the Discovery and Visitors Centre, explore our vast array of souvenirs, clothing for adults and children, discovery products for young people and outdoor and astronomy articles. The store also carries educational products such as introductory astronomy books and star finders.

Period: open according to the Discovery and Visitors Centre schedule

Equipment Rental

  • Bikes for adult and children* (Franceville sector)
  • Trailer for bicyle
  • Big wheels stroller
  • Baby-carrier

* Subject to availability, equipment for children may be borrowed free of charge (one day rental maximum).

Food Services

Visitors must provide their own lunch during their visit at the park. A convenience store is available on site.

Additional Services

Shuttle: to the summit of Mont-Mégantic in the summer during high season (evenings only). See the ASTROLab site for packages including an astronomy evening.

Baggage Transport (during winter only): the park can transport your baggage from the Discovery and Visitors Centre to your hut or rustic shelter. Maximum baggage weight: 20 kg (45 pounds). Reservations required.

Services for families

To better plan your activities, please consult our family services.


Nearby Services

Accommodations

There are inns and campgrounds between 2 and 15 km from the park. You can find hotels in the town of Lac-Mégantic and in Sherbrooke, 50 km from the park. Consult our summer and winter accomodation packages.

Restaurants and Other Food Services

Fine dining and family restaurants less than 10 km from the park.


Contact Information

Mailing Address (Observatoire sector):
189 Route du Parc
Notre-Dame-des-Bois (Québec)  J0B 2E0

Telephone : 819 888-2941

Fax : 819 888-2943

parc.mont-megantic@sepaq.com

Location Address (Franceville sector):
520 Chemin de Franceville
Scotstown (Québec)  J0B 3E0

Important

Regulations

Regulations are in effect in Québec national parks. Before going to a national park, check the main rules and recommendations to better plan your visit. Details

Pets

Since May 17, 2019, dogs are allowed. However, they are only allowed in certain areas. Check out the applicable rules and authorized sites.

Guide dogs and service dogs are allowed everywhere. Other pets are still prohibited in national parks.

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

Documentation

Discovery Guide Careful by nature

Map Library

Summer Activities

Winter Activities

Camping and accommodations

Complementary tool: Avenza Maps

The mobile app allows you to geotag your location on our territory maps. To read one of our maps using Avenza Maps, download the maps from the Avenza Maps mapstore.

Several other maps of Sépaq (including lake maps) are accessible via the mapstore of Avenza Maps. You can access the maps directly in the application or via their website.

External Links

ASTROLab du parc national du Mont-Mégantic Bonjour Québec Camping Québec Tourisme Mégantic MRC du Haut-Saint-François Observatoire astronomique du Mont-Mégantic Parc du marécage des Scots Eastern Townships Tourism La Contrée du Massif Mégantic

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