Via ferrata

Experience the Via Ferrata

The via ferrata is a mountain sports trail that combines hiking and rock climbing. The circuits are adapted to your level and set up on a rock face equipped with cables, beams, and a variety of bridges and footpaths to facilitate your hike while ensuring your safety. You’ll go at your own pace and discover amazing aerial views and spectacular scenery!

  • Doesn’t require any specific experience or skill
  • Types of circuits available: beginner, intermediate, advanced
  • Accompanied by a professional guide
  • Safety equipment provided
  • Exclusive experience in small groups (maximum 8 pers.)

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Where to find the via ferrata experience?

Parc national d'Aiguebelle Parc national d'Anticosti Parc national du Bic Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay Parc national de Frontenac Parc national de la Gaspésie Parc national des Grands-Jardins Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie Parc national de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata Parc national de Miguasha Parc national du Mont-Mégantic Parc national du Mont-Orford Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno Parc national du Mont-Tremblant Parc national des Monts-Valin Parc national d'Oka Parc national de Plaisance Parc national de la Pointe-Taillon Parc national de la Yamaska Parc marin du Saguenay–Saint-Laurent Réserve faunique Ashuapmushuan Réserve faunique Assinica Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs Réserve faunique des Lacs-Albanel-Mistassini-et-Waconichi Réserve faunique des Laurentides Réserve faunique La Vérendrye Réserve faunique du Saint-Maurice Réserve faunique Mastigouche Réserve faunique de Matane Réserve faunique de Papineau-Labelle Réserve faunique de Port-Cartier-Sept-Îles Réserve faunique de Port-Daniel Réserve faunique de Portneuf Réserve faunique de Rimouski Réserve faunique Rouge-Matawin Auberge de montagne des Chic-Chocs Auberge et Golf Fort-Prével Camping de la Baie-de-Percé Camping des Voltigeurs Centre touristique du Lac-Kénogami Centre touristique du Lac-Simon Parc de la Chute-Montmorency Station touristique Duchesnay Aquarium du Québec Gîte du Mont-Albert Sépaq Anticosti

  • Parcs Québec
  • Réserves fauniques Québec
  • Tourist Resorts
  • Sépaq Anticosti

Pricing

Starting at

$29.50

/pers. (18 and older)

 

$22/child
(8 to 17 years old)

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

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Starting at

$46.00

/pers. (18 and over)

 

$34.50/child
(12 to 17 years old)

Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay

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Starting at

$46.00

/pers. (18 and over)

 

$34.50/enfant
(12 to 17 years old)

Parc national des Grands-Jardins

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Starting at

$46.00

/pers. (18 and over)

 

$34.50/child
(8 to 17 years old)

Parc national du Mont-Tremblant

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Dates to remember

Reservations for the summer of 2017 open on March 7, 2017.

How to reserve

  • Online
  • By phone: 1 800 665-6527

For groups of more than 8 people, bookings are only accepted by phone. Call the establishment directly.

Why did the park create a via ferrata?

Rock faces and cliffs are fascinating natural environments, inaccessible to most of us. Via ferrata circuits are built with this in mind, to make these environments accessible to as many visitors as possible. The major advantage of this type of facility is that it's using just one path to get to the cliff, thus minimizing the risk of impacts on the environment. The construction of a via ferrata is monitored regularly to ensure the conservation of the environment.

Requirements and notes

All participants must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum height: 1.3 m (4'3'')
  • Maximum weight: 100 kg (220 lb) except for Parc national du Mont-Tremblant (110 kg - 242 lb)
  • Must be in good physical condition
  • Must not suffer from vertigo* or heart problems
  • Must not be pregnant

*Vertigo is an untreatable physiological condition often confused with the more common fear of heights, which can be overcome, especially with the help of an experienced guide.

Important :

  • You don't have to be a mountain climber to enjoy this new experience. All of the necessary safety equipment is provided for the hike. Before you set off on the trail, you will take a training trail that will familiarize you with the basics of the via ferrata.
  • Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult or have in their possession a release form signed by one of their parents.

What to bring

The activity includes:

  • safety equipment (harness, lanyard and helmet)
  • lanyard that includes 2 straps with hooks that can be connected at any time to the safety line (steel cable attached to the rock face all along the route)

Suggestions for items to bring:

  • Sports clothing
  • Supple long pants recommended (jeans are not authorized)
  • Closed-toe shoes with a rigid sole
  • Bottle of water (no water source on the route). We suggest bringing one to two litres of water depending on the route you choose and to carry it in a hydration pack or backpack.
  • Snacks
  • Sun screen
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses attached with a cord
  • Gloves (cycling-style fingerless gloves)
  • Long hair should be tied back
  • Wearing jewellery is prohibited.

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