Gaspésie’s peaks

Get off the beaten path

The fascinating secrets of the majestic Chic-Chocs mountains are waiting to be discovered. For real snow enthusiasts or less experienced outdoor enthusiasts looking for new winter experiences, the brand-new Parc national de la Gaspésie Mountain School will offer you the very best tools to answer the call of the peaks.

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Parc national de la Gaspésie Benoit Bisson | © Sépaq

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.

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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.

Someting new: access to Mont Ernest-Laforce, a renowned location for moose watching that offered a 360-degree panoramic view.

Snowshoeing equipment rental offered at the Mountain School.

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High-road skiing

You can practice this activity in 7 skiing areas, 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.

  • Mur des patrouilleurs (Parc national de la Gaspésie, Mont-Albert sector)
  • Grande-Cuve (Parc national de la Gaspésie, Mont-Albert sector)
  • Champ de Mars (Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs)
  • Mont Hog's Back (Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs)
  • Mines Madeleine (Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs  with a need to sleep in a shelter to access this sector)
  • Mont Lyall
  • Mont Vallières-de-Saint-Réal (Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs – accessible from the Lac-Saint-Anne cabins)

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.

High-road skiing equipment rental offered at the Mountain School.

Cross-country skiing and backcountry skiing

Parc national de la Gaspésie also offers some trails for cross-country skiing and backcountry skiing enthusiasts.

Equipment rental offered at the Mountain School.


Accommodations

Be among the first to hit the trails! A wide range of accommodation options – from comfortable cabins to rooms in a four-star 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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New

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 as well as Champ-de-Mars.

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Gîte du Mont-Albert

This magnificent 4-star 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.

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Mont-Albert cabins

Eighteen cabins with traditional charm surround Gîte du Mont-Albert. These chalets can accommodate from 4 to 8 people.

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Mont-Albert huts

These accessible and affordable communal 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.

New

Mountain School

Our brand-new Mountain School offers the ideal tools when you’re irresistibly drawn to the peaks. It is a meeting place to meet, gather information, and exchange advice in a spirit of sharing and discovery. Professional guides bring skiers fond of powder snow to the very best areas, and snowshoers can explore less visited alpine environments. There’s something for everyone, and for all levels, made accessible via a wide range of activities and new equipment available for rent.

Information and reservation: 1-800-665-6527

Booking request

Skiing with caribou

Instructions to be followed

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

Find out more

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Parc national de la Gaspésie Benoit Bisson | © Sépaq
Parc national de la Gaspésie
Parc national de la Gaspésie Benoit Bisson | © Sépaq
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Parc national de la Gaspésie Benoit Bisson | © Sépaq
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