Gaspésie’s peaks

Get off the beaten path

For real snow enthusiasts or less experienced outdoor enthusiasts looking for new winter experiences, here's your chance to discover the fascinating secrets of the majestic Chic-Chocs mountains!

Activities | Accommodations Mountain school

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Parc national de la Gaspésie Mathieu Lachapelle | © Sépaq
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An outing in caribou country

Parc national de la Gaspésie applies a policy of proactive territorial management in order to respect the measures to protect the mountain caribou established by the Québec government. Thus, access to certain sectors may be restricted during winter.

Check opening details for the various sectors

Instructions to be followed

It is recommended to follow these few guidelines to avoid, as much as possible, interfering with caribou activities.

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Activities

In this enchanting environment where snow conditions are one of a kind, winter enthusiasts will have a blast! After enjoying a vast array of activities, you’ll head home with memories to cherish forever.

Mathieu Lachapelle | © Sépaq

High-road skiing

You can practice this activity in many off-trail zones, featuring snow fields and glades. Here, there's no mechanized lifts! But your efforts will be rewarded with a powder quality out of the ordinary.

Depending on your destination and your level of physical fitness, it takes, on average, a little less than an hour for each of these climbs. The difference in elevation varies between 100 and 350 m. Also, get more information about snow conditions and avalanche risks.

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Snowshoeing

Against the backdrop of a winter wonderland, snowshoe buffs can enjoy 13 trails ranging in length from 1.7 to 18 km in the Mont-Albert sector of Parc national de la Gaspésie and on the grounds of Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs.

Discover also the off-trail zone in the Mont-Ernest-Laforce sector.

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Cross-country skiing and backcountry skiing

Parc national de la Gaspésie also offers 3 trails of groomed cross-country ski trails. The Mont-Albert sector receives over 3 m of snow annually. It is well-distributed between mid-December and mid-March, making for excellent snow conditions all winter long.

Backcountry skiing enthusiasts will also find something to suit them, thanks to a range of short hikes and long hikes with overnight stays in huts.

Mathieu Lachapelle | © Sépaq

Mountain school

The ultimate snowy experience

The Mountain School offers the very best tools to answer the call of the snow-covered peaks! On site, you’ll find information to plan your day, while being able to exchange tips with other skiers in a spirit of sharing and discovery. Guided activities are also offered to help you explore the snow-covered trails:

Don't have any equipment? No problem, you can rent everything here: high-road skis, snowshoes, backcountry skis, cross-country skis, avalanche safety kits, and more.

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Accommodations

Be among the first to hit the trails! A wide range of accommodation options – from comfortable cabins to rooms in a luxurious hotel, lodge, or inn, to an isolated hut in the forest – will enable you to sleep a few steps from the trails, providing easy access to the most beautiful peaks of the territory.

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Gîte du Mont-Albert

This magnificent hotel is renowned for hospitality, fine cuisine and a host of outdoor activities. It offers its guests all the comforts of home in the high-mountain ambience of this generous natural setting.

For a memorable stay at the mountain, take advantage of the Gaspésie peaks Package that includes two nights at Gîte du Mont-Albert, all meals warmly concocted by our team at the restaurant, a tasting of a regional beer, as well as a snowshoeing guided activity.

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Mont-Albert cabins

Located in the heart of Parc national de la Gaspésie, eighteen cabins with traditional charm surround Gîte du Mont-Albert. They are built on one or two floors and include a fireplace or a wood stove. These cabins can accommodate from 4 to 8 people.

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Lac-Sainte-Anne cabins

These cabins in Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs are located by majestic Lac Sainte-Anne. What a terrific location! You can literally step out of your cabin on skis or snowshoes and climb Vallières-de-Saint-Réal!

The mountains surrounding the cabins offer a fairy-tale setting for snowshoeing-excursion and alpine-touring enthusiasts. You’ll simply drive a few minutes from the cabins, then set off to conquer Hog's Back and Lyall mountains.

Mathieu Dupuis | © Sépaq

Mont-Albert huts

These accessible and affordable accommodations are located near Mont-Albert. You’ll find eight beds, a table, chairs, and a wood stove. Please bring everything you need to prepare meals.

Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs
Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs Mathieu Lachapelle | © Sépaq
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Parc national de la Gaspésie Benoit Bisson | © Sépaq
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Parc national de la Gaspésie Mathieu Lachapelle | © Sépaq
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Parc national de la Gaspésie Benoit Bisson | © Sépaq
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Parc national de la Gaspésie Benoit Bisson | © Sépaq
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Parc national de la Gaspésie Mathieu Dupuis | © Sépaq
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Parc national de la Gaspésie Benoit Bisson | © Sépaq
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Parc national de la Gaspésie Benoit Bisson | © Sépaq

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