Camp Mercier

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, up to 4 days before your arrival, starting at 8 p.m.

Snowshoeing day pass: purchase on site is mandatory (even for Annual Québec National Parks Card holders).

Equipment rental is available on site. No reservations in advance (first come, first served).

Snow conditions

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A brand new service building

Outdoor enthusiasts 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.

Cross-Country Skiing

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).

Equipment rental is available on site. No reservations in advance (first come, first served).

Important! Please note that during the winter of 2022-2023, a large portion of cross-country ski trail #14, located mostly in Montmorency Forest, will be closed this winter for forestry work carried out by our partner organization. During this work, Camp Mercier will offer an alternative for skiers wishing to go on longer outings.

Season pass

Something new for the 2022-2023 season! A season pass for a single cross-country ski centre (seven days or five days) will now be available for skiers. The network season pass (seven days) which gives access to all Sépaq's cross-country ski centres will also be available.

A limited number of presale season passes for the winter of 2022-2023 will be available starting October 13, 2022 at 9 a.m. You’ll benefit from a discounted rate until October 19, 2022 (or until the presale season passes are sold out).

Please note that season passes at the regular price will be available for purchase starting October 20, 2022 at 9 a.m. and will also be available in limited quantities.

Booklet of 12 daily tickets

Take advantage of the flexibility offered by these tickets, which are transferable between skiers and are valid in the seven cross-country ski centres.

The daily ticket booklet will also go on sale on October 13, 2022, beginning at 9 a.m. Quantities are limited.

Day Passes

Day passes are available online up to 4 days before your arrival, starting at 8 p.m.

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?

Snowshoeing

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 2022-2023, 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.

Devlin cabins

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 $120 /night/cabin (4 people)

Taxes not included. National park entry fees not included.

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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 $130 /night/cabin (4 people)

Taxes not included.

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Réserve faunique des Laurentides
Réserve faunique des Laurentides Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq
Réserve faunique des Laurentides
Réserve faunique des Laurentides Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq
Réserve faunique des Laurentides
Réserve faunique des Laurentides Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq
Réserve faunique des Laurentides
Réserve faunique des Laurentides Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq
Réserve faunique des Laurentides
Réserve faunique des Laurentides Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq

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