On Saturday, January 27, 2018, no fewer than 13 of Québec’s 24 national parks, as well as Camp Mercier, Centre touristique du Lac-Simon and Station touristique Duchesnay, will open their doors to you absolutely free of charge. Special program, free access to trails and equipment on loan for a tryout await you. Details
To help you get started in this discipline, we’ve made several sets of skate ski equipment available at our Camp Mercier rental shop. Nearly 20 km of freshly groomed skate skiing trails are at your disposal! Why not give them a try?
Stay just steps away from the cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails and enjoy a 30% discount on the Pécan and Lac-à-Noël cabins at Camp Mercier, and the Devlin cabins at Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier. Details and conditions
Camp Mercier is renowned as an excellent cross-country skiing and snowshoeing centre. Set in Réserve faunique des Laurentides, less than an hour from the city of Québec, it offers classic and skate skiers and snowshoers a wide variety of trails along with a very long season (even lasts into April), gorgeous scenery and unparalleled views!
Camp Mercier is a famous cross-country ski centre that has Québec's best snow conditions. You'll find a snack bar, a rental shop, a waxing room, a first-aid clinic, patrollers, and cutting-edge trail grooming. The trail network has 70 linear km of trails (48 km for classic skiing and 22 km for skate-skiing).
Season pass and booklet
Two attractive and affordable formulas: the season pass and a booklet of 12 day passes that you can share are valid in the Sépaq network’s 8 cross-country skiing centres. Obtain them online or on site. Find out more
Day passes are available on the site or online either the day before or the day of your cross-country skiing outing.
Staying with Us? Free Cross-Country Skiing!
This winter, access to the cross-country skiing trails is free for customers staying at Sépaq-network cross-country skiing centres. Present your booking confirmation at check-in to get your ski tickets. Tickets valid on your day of arrival, throughout your stay and on your day of departure. Tickets may only be used at the establishment at which you are staying.
From Camp Mercier, there are 33 linear km of recently blazed snowshoeing trails. They offer striking views, including one at 1,000 metres of altitude. You can also reach the heated rest area at Le Pic and a lean-to, both located at 800 m above sea level.
Nineteen very well-equipped cabins sleep 2 to 6 people. The are near the cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. A cabin stay is a great way to make the fun last for a few days, and to be close to the action! In winter, cabin residents can also enjoy snow tubing and skating near the Lac-à-Noël and Devlin cabins.
Winter season: December to April (depending on snow conditions), 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
You can reserve by phone (1 800 665-6527) or on our Web site.
Camp Mercier is located at 54 km north of the junction of Highway 40 and Highway 175 (Quebec), at kilometre 94 of Route 175 in Réserve faunique des Laurentides.
For your safety, cell phone communication works on most of the trails.
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