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!
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).
A brand new service building
Starting in the winter of 2021-2022, outdoor enthusiasts will have access to a spacious, practical, warm, and welcoming building with generous windows offering a view of the slope access area, the snow tubing run, and the outdoor fire pit.
Rooted high up in the midst of the boreal forest, the new Camp Mercier includes
- a reception area located at the heart of its operations.
- a large, bright, and well equipped waxing room.
- a food services area.
- an equipment rental shop.
- a multi-purpose room with a fireplace, couch, and dining tables.
- storage space for guests.
Renting equipment? The winter boots you arrived in will now be kept on a boot dryer for the most comfortable after-ski experience imaginable.
Other good news for cross-country ski enthusiasts: state-of-the-art trail maintenance equipment has been acquired to ensure remarkable grooming quality.
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).
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 7 cross-country skiing centres. Obtain them now
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.
Skate ski rental offered
To help you get started in this discipline, we’ve made several sets of skate ski equipment available at our Camp Mercier rental centre. Nearly 20 km of freshly groomed skate skiing trails are at your disposal! Why not give them a try?
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 2021-2022, 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 $118 /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 $128 /night/cabin (4 people)
Taxes not included.
Rates for winter 2021-2022. 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.
- Food services: cafeteria (self-service) and sandwich shop
- Dining tables and microwave ovens
- Boutique: rental, repair, and maintenance of cross-country skis and snowshoes; sale of clothing and products related to these activities ( waxes, etc.)
- Waxing room
- First aid service
- Five heated rest stops equipped with radios along the trails
- 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