This 50-m deep gorge can be observed from atop of the longest suspended footbridge in North America (169 m). It is surrounded by over 20 km of trails. Along one of the trails, admire a replica of a large circular barn typical of the Eastern Townships and a covered bridge. Admire a panoramic view of the Appalachian Mountains from the two observation towers. Various activities are offered year-round such as Foresta Lumina, a night-illuminated path.
Activities and services
- Tourist signs
Access for people with restricted physical ability
- Tourist and leisure companion
- Schedule May to November and December to March.
- Detailed schedule May to June 24: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; June 24 - Labour Day: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Labour Day - Nov.: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Entrance with fee
- Detailed rates Variable according to activities.
- Group rates available
Awards and mentions
- Awards and/or Mentions 1st tourist wonder of the Eastern Townships. 2014 winner of Prix Coup d'Éclat by SATQ.
Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
Snowshoeing at Parc de la Gorge provides a real sense of freedom. The 23 km trails connect into 5 loops giving families the opportunity to practice or learn this sport. Visitors will discover the beauty of nature and the diversity of wildlife in the winter. A new 3.5 km trail will allow visitors to conquer the Coaticook Gorge! Snowshoe and crampon rental for adults and children.
Crossing the Coaticook gorge at a height of 50 metres, the suspended bridge is the major attraction at Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook. Along the three loops that vary between 3 and 10 km, you’ll come across two observation towers, a cave, a dam, a working hydro-electric plant, waterfalls, a round barn, a flower garden, not to mention the majestic Coaticook River gorge. Take advantage of its amazing landscapes to enjoy a picnic with your family, take a romantic stroll, or share unforgettable moments with friends. Ask about our trail activities!
The Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook offers educational horseback riding excursions of 1 hr. 30 minutes or two hours in the heart of the park. Take a ride around the mountain, through the woods and across the fields. Enjoy a horseback ride in the mountain and see our white-tailed deer or at sunset and appreciate the beautiful scenery of the region. Come and enjoy an extraordinary horseback riding experience.
Mountain bike enthusiasts, come enjoy the Parc de la Gorge with its 20.5 km of trails for all levels of difficulty. From beginner, intermediate and expert levels, climbs and descents offer several challenges. Recognized by mountain bikers, discover three loops of pure pleasure with panoramic views that will take your breath away. Bike rental available.
Wonderful location to spend time with the family. Two slopes with lifts, snowshoeing and skating. Open during winter, weekends and holidays. Sliding by reservation on week days.
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Maps and nearest interest points
Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook
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- Les Comptonales 11.0 km (6.83 mi)
- Hatley Canada Day Celebration 11.7 km (7.24 mi)
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