Information - Parc national de la Yamaska - National Parks - Sépaq

Location

Parc national de la Yamaska lies 6 km from Granby in the Eastern Townships tourism region.

Area: 13.4 km2

MontréalQuébecSherbrooke
Le Maxime Discovery and Visitors Center 94 km 234 km 77 km

 

Access and Opening Period

Get directions

From Sherbrooke:

  • On Highway 10 W, take exit 90 on Route 243 N. Continue until Route 241 N. After, turn left on 8e Rang N. You'll be on the park street.

From Montréal:

  • Highway 10 E exit 68, Route 139, (boulevard David-Bouchard).

From Québec:

  • Take Highway 20 W, take exit 173 to reach Highway 55 south towards Drummondville/Sherbrooke/Vermont. Take exit 116 towards Wickham/Acton Vale/Granby. Then, follow Route 139 south towards Granby and turn left on Boulevard David-Bouchard. Stay on this road to the park (about 6 km).

Tranport Service

A transportation service is offered by Navette Nature from Montreal.

Additional Information

The park is accessible year-round. To plan your activities better, check when services are available in each sector.

Parking Fees (valid from mid-June to mid-September, when the beaches are supervised)

Le Maxime Discovery and Visitors Centre

Reception and information, registration, Boutique Nature, convenience store, sale of firewood, registration for activities on reservation (rabaska), trails, equipment rental (fatbikes, snowshoes, walking cramps, sledges and equipment for ice fishing).

  • October 19 to 30, 2022
    • Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • October 31 to November 30, 2022
    • Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • December 1 to 16, 20022
    • Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • December 17, 2022 to March 19, 2023
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • March 20 to April 1, 2023
    • Wednesday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Calendar and schedule subject to change without notice. They may also vary according to weather conditions.

Park gatehouse

Welcome and park entry fee.

  • Period: open according to a variable schedule

Universal Access

The Beach Pavilion offers access to the mobility-impaired.


Services

Boutique Nature

At the Discovery and Visitors Centre, a vast array of souvenirs, clothing for adults and children, discovery products for young people, and outdoor items are available at the Boutique Nature store.

Equipment Rental

During winter, the equipment rental is offered at Le Maxime Discovery and Visitors Centre.

  • Bikes (adult and children*)
  • Canoe
  • Child trailer for bicycle*
  • Trailer tow bar for bicycle*
  • Kayaks (solo or tandem)
  • Stand Up Paddling
  • Life jacket (adult and children)
  • Pedal boat (two or four seats)
  • Rabaska
  • Rowboat (Electric motor mandatory)
  • Electric motor
  • Walking poles
  • Snowshoes (adult and children)
  • Walking cramp
  • Fatbike - offered during winter only
  • Sledges and equipment for ice fishing

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

Periods: 

  • May 18 to June 17, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • June 18 to September 5, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • September 6 to October 10, 2022
    • every day, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • exceptionally open, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday September 10

Please note that the latest rental must be done 75 minutes before the closure.

Piece of identification with photo required.

Food services

Dairy bar

Period: 

  • June 11 to September 10, 2022
    • every day, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Ready-to-eat food is available at the convenience store of the Discovery and Visitors Centre.

Launching access - Savage Mills

Opening period: open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (during summer)

Please note that you can launch your personal watercraft at no extra charge. Only non-towed vessels are permitted. Watercraft with gas-powered motors are not permitted. You can also launch your watercraft at the beach area. You will have to carry your own gear to the waterway.

Laundry room (summer only)

A laundry room is located behind the sanitary block #2. Open every day (during summer only). $1 coins required. Laundry soap sold at the convenience store.

Services for families

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


Nearby Services

Accommodations

A variety of bed and breakfasts, hotels and motels are available about 10 km from the park (Granby).

Restaurants

All types of restaurants are available 10 km from the park (Granby).


Contact Information

1780 Boulevard David-Bouchard
Roxton Pond (Québec)  J0E 1Z0

Telephone : 450 776-7182

Fax : 450 776-9326

parc.yamaska@sepaq.com

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 Winter trail guide (in French only) Careful by nature

Map Library

Camping and accommodations

Summer activities

(in French only)

KML files

To view the KML files, you must have the Google Earth software on your computer.

Trail - Le Grand-Tour

Trail - La Pinède

Trail - La Digue

Trail - La Forestière

Trail - La Rivière

GPX files

The GPX file is a file format importable into a GPS.

Trail - Le Grand-Tour

Trail - La Pinède

Trail - La Digue

Trail - La Forestière

Trail - La Rivière

Winter Activities

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.

Maps of the lakes

(in French only)

According to the available data, the lakes maps may present various information such as bathymetry or sites favorable to fishing.

2022 season

External Links

Eastern Townships Tourism Bonjour Québec The Bed and Breakfasts of Granby, Bromont and area Camping Québec Ski Bromont

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