This winter, we're going to play outside!

Free access to national parks

Being active is good for your health! In fact, there’s nothing better than an outing in the most beautiful nature of Québec to enjoy all its benefits. That's why the Gouvernement du Québec is launching an initiative that will offer free access to Québec's national parks two days a week between December 28, 2022 and March 14, 2023.

Check the calendar for specific dates when access will be free of charge.

Limited quantity  |  Online booking required

Parc national du Mont-Tremblant Parc national du Mont-Tremblant
Parc national du Mont-Tremblant Mathieu Dupuis | © Sépaq

Québec's national parks are huge open-air playgrounds where you can enjoy a vast array of activities. To frisk about these magnificent territories without breaking the bank, why not consider booking for one of the days when access will be offered absolutely free of charge.

Access to the cross-country ski trails in Mont-Mégantic, Mont-Orford, Mont-Saint-Bruno, Mont-Tremblant, and Oka national parks, as well as to the dedicated fatbike trails in Mont-Orford and Oka national parks, will remain subject to a fee. Don't forget to purchase your ticket before every visit.

Here are the specific dates when you can take advantage of free access to Québec's national parks.

Note that you can book your daily access right up to 30 days before a visit.

December 2022

Wednesday, December 28

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Thursday, December 29

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January 2023

Tuesday, January 3

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Wednesday, January 4

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Thursday, January 12

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Friday, January 13

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Monday, January 16

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Tuesday, January 17

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Tuesday, January 24

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Wednesday, January 25

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February 2023

Wednesday, February 1 

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Thursday, February 2

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Thursday, February 9

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Friday, February 10

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Thursday, February 16

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Friday, February 17

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Monday, February 20

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Tuesday, February 21

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Tuesday, February 28

Book as of January 30

Wednesday, March 1

Book as of January 31

March 2023

Wednesday, March 8

Book as of February 7

Thursday, March 9

Book as of February 8

Monday, March 13

Book as of February 12

Tuesday, March 14

Book as of February 13

Important reminders

You must book your daily access online to ensure admission to your favourite national park on the targeted date, as space is limited.

Youngsters 17 years of age and under accompanied by an adult are admitted free of charge to the national parks. They must still have an access permit.

Camp Mercier in Réserve faunique des Laurentides and Station touristique Duchesnay are not Québec national parks. Access to the winter trails in these destinations is subject to a fee at all times.

Frequently asked questions

Our team has compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions related to this initiative. Your answer may already be right here.

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