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Parc national du Mont-Orford

Preventive measures against COVID‑19

Certain health and safety measures to combat COVID-19 (coronavirus) have been put in place to ensure the health and safety of staff and customers.

Consult the list of activities and services offered

IMPORTANT! Only those who purchased their daily access rights in advance online or who hold an annual card can access the park. Please note, however, that access to a sector, a trail or an activity could unfortunately be refused if a parking lot is full, or if the maximum capacity established in order to respect social distancing is reached. Arrive early! If the maximum capacity is reached, a message is quickly posted on our Facebook page.

Vaccination Passport

As of Wednesday, September 1, 2021, the COVID‑19 vaccination passport will be mandatory to access certain Sépaq locations and participate in certain activities. The passport will be required for everyone aged 13 or over. See all details.

Establishment in "green" zone

This establishment is located in one of the regions designated as "green". Please refer to the additional public health regulations now in place.

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

Lac-Stukely 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.
  • Drive about 5 km, passing the Mont-Orford golf course and Orford Musique. 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 Orford Musique. 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 Orford Musique. After the curve, follow directions for “Secteur du Lac-Stukely, 300 metres”, turn right, and follow the indication « Centre de services ».

Lac-Fraser Sector (closed during winter)

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 Lac-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 Lac-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 Lac-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.

Parking Fees

Lac-Stukely sector

Le Cerisier Discovery and Visitors Centre
Reception and information, nautical equipment, moutain bike and fatbike rental, shop and ski rental, registration for camping and accommodation, Boutique Nature, snack bar (bistro) and convenience store.

Information

Periods:

  • April 1 to May 13, 2021
    • Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • May 14 to June 17, 2021
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed at lunch time)
  • June 18 to September 5, 2021
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed at lunch time)
  • September 6 to October 17, 2021
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed at lunch time)
  • October 18 to December 17, 2021
    • Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The schedule may be extended during holidays. The toilets on the ground floor are accessible from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all times.

Information Kiosk (Lac-Stukely sector)

Periods:

  • April 1 to May 13, 2021
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • May 14 to June 17, 2021
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • June 18 to September 5, 2021
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Friday, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • September 6 to October 17, 2021
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • October 18 to December 17, 2021
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • December 18, 2021, to March 31, 2022
    • Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Le Cerisier snack bar (bistro)

Closed for the 2021-2022 season.

Equipment rental

Canos, simple and double kayaks, bikes, double suspension mountain bikes and fatbikes.

Periods:

  • April 1 to May 13, 2021: closed
  • May 14 to June 17, 2021
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last rental at 3:45 p.m.)
  • June 18 to September 5, 2021
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last rental at 3:45 p.m.)
  • September 6 to October 17, 2021
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last rental at 3:45 p.m.)

Le Bonnallie Visitors Centre (Lac-Stukely sector)
Reception and information, registration, Boutique Nature, conveniance store (summer).

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing relay (winter).

Periods: 

  • May 14 to June 17, 2021
    • Sunday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • June 18 to September 5, 2021
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • September 6 to October 17, 2021
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • October 18 to December 17, 2021
    • closed
  • December 18, 2021, to March 31, 2022
  • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (cross-country skiing and snowshoeing relay)

Le Bonnallie resto-bistro (Lac-Stukely sector)
Food services and terrace with alcool permit.

Closed for the 2021 season.

Le Bonnallie equipment rental (Lac-Stukely sector)
Canoes, simple and double kayaks, stand up paddles, pedal boats and rowboats.

Periods:

  • May 14 to June 17, 2021
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last rental at 3:45 p.m.)
  • June 18 to August 22, 2021
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last rental at 4:45 p.m.)
  • August 23 to September 5, 2021
    • Thursday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last rental at 4:45 p.m.)
    • Monday to Wenesday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last rental at 3:30 p.m.)
  • September 6 to October 17, 2021
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last rental at 3:45 p.m.)

Beach (Lac-Stukely sector)

Period (supervised beach):

  • June 19 to September 6, 2021
    • every day, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

La Grande-Halte convenience store

Periods:

  • May 14 to June 17, 2021
    • Friday and Saturday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • June 18 to August 29, 2021
    • every day, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • August 30 to October 10, 2021
    • Friday and Saturday, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 6, 2021 (Labour Day eve)
    • from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 11, 2021 (Thanksgiving eve)
    • from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

      La Grande-Halte Community Hall (open 24-hours/7-days)

      Period: December 19, 2021, to March 31, 2021 (cross-country skiing and hiking relay)

      Lac-Fraser sector

      Opeongo Visitors Centre
      Reception and information, Boutique Nature, conveniance store

      Period:

      • June 18 to September 6, 2021
        • every day, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

      Information Kiosk (Lac-Fraser beach sector)

      Period:

      • June 18 to September 6, 2021
        • every day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

      Opeongo boat rental (Lac-Fraser sector)

      Periods:

      • June 18 to August 22, 2021
        • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last rental at 3:45 p.m.)
      • August 23 to 29, 2021
        • Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last rental at 2:45 p.m.)
      • August 30 to September 3, 2021
        • closed
      • September 4 to 6, 2021
        • every day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last rental at 3:45 p.m.)

      Beach (Lac-Fraser sector)

      Periods (supervised beach):

      • June 19 to August 22, 2021 
        • every day, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • August 23 to September 5, 2021
        • Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
        • Monday to Friday: beach not supervised
      • Monday, September 6, 2021 (Labour Day)
        • from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

      Periods:

      • June 11 to September 5, 2021
        • every day, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

      Universal Access

      The following areas offer access to the mobility-impaired:

      • Le Cerisier Discovery and Visitors Centre (Lac-Stukely sector)
      • Campgrounds (Lac-Stukely and Lac-Fraser sectors)

      Services

      Boutique

      A vast array of souvenirs, clothing for adults and children, discovery products for young people, and outdoor items are available at the store in the Le Cerisier Discovery and Visitors Centre, Le Bonnallie Visitors Centre, La Grande-Halte, Opeongo Visitors Centre and in the Fraser campground 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: sale of supplies and accessories for ski maintenance and waxing. The store is located in the Le Cerisier Discovery and Visitors Centre.

      Cross-Country Ski Club

      The Parc 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

      Mandatory life jackets and paddles are included with boats. Helmets are mandatory and included with bikes.

      Lac-Stukely sector (Le Bonnalie Visitors Centre - summer only)

      • Canoe
      • Rowboat
      • Recreational kayak
      • Sea kayak
      • Pedal-boat
      • Stand up paddle

      Étang aux Cerises sector (Le Cerisier Discovery and Visitors Centre)

      • Canoe
      • Recreational kayak
      • Bike
      • Full suspension mountain bike
      • Fatbike
      • Cross-country ski equipment
      • Snowshoe
      • Walking crampons
      • Telescopic sticks
      • Sleds for children

      Lac-Fraser sector

      • Canoe
      • Rowboat
      • Recreational kayak
      • Sea kayak
      • Pedal-boat
      • Stand up paddle

      Food Services

      Note: service not offered during summer 2021.

      There' a bistro style restaurant at Stukely Beach in Le Bonnallie Visitors Centre, and at Le Cerisier Discovery and Visitors Centre. You can also find a ready-to-eat service and refreshments at the Fraser campground Information Kiosk and Opeongo Visitors Centre.

      Services for families

      To better plan your activities, please consult our family servicesNote: the loan of certain equipment is not available until further notice (COVID-19).


      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 Orford Musique

      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 Orford Musique.

      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

      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 to late March (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 Discovery and Visitors Centre Address
      (Lac-Stukely sector):

      200, Chemin du Camping
      Orford (Québec)  J1X 7A2

      Telephone : 819 843-9855

      Fraser Information Kiosk Address (Lac-Fraser sector):
      6075, route 220
      Canton d'Orford (Québec)  J1X 6L3

      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 Access to Nature and EXP. cabins (in winter only)

      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.

      Partners

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

      Orford Musique
      Téléphone : 1 800 567-6155
      http://www.orford.mu

      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

      Fête des vendanges
      Téléphone : 1 888 847-2050
      http://www.fetedesvendanges.com


      External Links

      QuébecOriginal Camping Québec Club de ski de fond Orford Éco-motion Les Sentiers de l’Estrie Orford Musique Canadian Ski Patrol Ski Mont Orford Tourisme Cantons-de-l’Est Tourisme Memphémagog

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