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 three days a week between December 18, 2023 and March 13, 2024.

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

Limited quantity  |  Online booking strongly recommended

Parc national du Mont-Tremblant Parc national du Mont-Tremblant
Parc national du Mont-Tremblant William Renaud | © 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.

All national parks are accessible in winter. However, some parks offer few or no services during the winter season. You can find out about the different services offered in the Information section of each national park page.

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.

February 2024


Thursday, February 1

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Friday, February 2

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Monday, February 5

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Tuesday, February 6

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Wednesday, February 7

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Monday, February 12

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Tuesday, February 13

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Wednesday, February 14

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Wednesday, February 21

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Thursday, February 22

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Friday, February 23

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Tuesday, February 27

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Wednesday, February 28

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Thursday, February 29

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March 2024

Tuesday, March 5

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Wednesday, March 6

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Thursday, March 7

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Monday, March 11

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Tuesday, March 12

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Wednesday, March 13

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Important reminders

It is strongly recommended that you purchase 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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Enfants en raquettes

Complimentary equipment rental

Several destinations offer complimentary equipment rental for persons with restricted mobility and families (subject to availability). Consult the list of available equipment by destination:

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