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!
Period: December 5, 2020 to April 4, 2021 (depending on snow conditions)
Cross-country skiing day pass: online purchase is mandatory.
Snowshoeing day pass: purchase on site is mandatory (even for Annual Québec National Parks Card holders).
Camp Mercier is a famous cross-country ski centre that has Québec's best snow conditions. The trail network has 70 linear km of trails (50 km for classic skiing and 20 km for skate-skiing).
During winter 2020-2021, reception will take place in temporary trailers (new Camp Mercier currently under construction). The waxing room will be set up in a trailer and equipment rental will not be available.
Season pass and booklet
All 7-days season passes are sold for the 2020-2021 season. The 5-days season pass is still available. Quantities are limited. Buy
Also, the booklet of 12 day passes is not offered during the 2020-2021 season.
Day passes are available online up to 3 days before the date of your cross-country ski 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.
Note: during winter 2020-2021, snowshoers will be accepted and will be able to purchase their ticket on site as long as the maximum number of customers on site has not already been reached.
During winter, the five Devlin cabins of Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier provide easy access to the cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails of Camp Mercier located in Réserve faunique des Laurentides. There is also a fully maintained skating rink and tube slide close to the cabins. Cabin rental includes a day pass for skiing and snowshoeing.
Starting at $116 /night/cabin (4 people)
Taxes not included. National park entry fees not included.
Lac-à-Noël and Pécan cabins
The 14 cabins in the Lac-à-Noël and Pecan sectors of Réserve faunique des Laurentides are connected by a network of cross-country skiing trails. Snowshoeing trails are also accessible from the cabins. An inner tube slide and a fully maintained skating rink with a heated hut are located near the cabins. Cabin rental includes a day pass for skiing and snowshoeing.
Starting at $126 /night/cabin (4 people)
Taxes not included.
Rates for winter 2020-2021. Taxes not included.
National park entry fees not included.
The price includes accommodations, access to the skating rink and sledding hill and a day pass for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing on your day of arrival, throughout your stay and on your day of departure.
Winter season: December to April (depending on snow conditions), 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
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.
- Snack bar (not offered during winter 2020-2021)
- Boutique: rental, repairs and maintenance for cross-country skis and snowshoes, sale of clothing and products related to these activities (waxes, etc.) (not offered during winter 2020-2021)
- Waxing room
- First aid service
- 5 rest huts along the trails, equipped with radiotelephones
- The cabins are powered by electricity and have running water, a bathroom, stove, fridge, cookware, microwave and a woodstove. Bedding and towels are not provided.
- In Camp Mercier, dogs are prohibited, except for the snowshoeing trails where they are authorized. Condition and regulation