Parc national du Mont-Mégantic

National Park

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Enjoy the snow and stars! Mount Megantic National Park is the ideal place for appreciating all of the outdoors. Astronomy, geology, biology and ecology come together in a unique natural setting. Mount Megantic National Park offers beauty and science, nature and culture, knowledge and responsibility. An awesome mountain, untamed wilderness, and unforgettable night sky. Accommodation packages are available year round (B&Bs, inns, cottages, teepees, yurts and camping).

Activities and services

Services

  • Access road  212
  • Nature interpretation  Daily activity
  • Hiking  Daily activity
  • Cycling  Daily activity
  • Picnic  Daily activity
  • Snowshoeing  Daily activity
  • Cross-country skiing  Daily activity
  • Camping  Daily activity
  • Campground (sites)  60
  • Restaurant  Daily activity
  • Snack bar  Daily activity
  • Tourist and leisure companion
  • Ready-to-camp, Huttopia  Daily activity
  • Cabins  Daily activity
  • Ready-to-camp, Huttopia (number of sites)  5
  • Cabins (number of sites)  6

Services adapted for persons with disabilities

  • Partially accessible to persons with reduced mobility

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing


Enjoy the snow and stars! 75 km of high-altitude trails in the snowiest spot in southern Quebec. 27 km of cross-country ski trails in enchanting surroundings. 10 km of nordic trails round Mount Megantic at close to 900 metres in altitude, 33 km of snowshoe trails access the peaks of Mounts Notre-Dame, Saint-Joseph and Megantic. A shuttle service brings visitors to the top of Mount Megantic on weekends in February and March. Ski and snowshoe rental available. Rustic shelters, prospector’s tents and camping platforms. Catering service offered on weekends. Sliding to the base available for the whole family. Interpretation activities focusing on nature and the starry skies. Torch-lit evenings on Saturdays, by reservation.


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  • Number of cross-country skiing trails  10
  • Number of Snowshoeing Trails  9
  • Total length cross-country skiing trails (km)  38
  • Number of easy trails (cross-country skiing)  3
  • Total length Snowshoeing Trails (km)  44
  • Number of intermediate trails (Cross-Country Ski)  3
  • Number of difficult trails (Cross-Country Skiing)  4
  • Number of difficult trails (Snowshoeing)  3
  • Number of easy trails (Snowshoeing)  1
  • Number of intermediate trails (Snowshoeing)  5
  • Equipment rental (ski)
  • Equipment rental (snowshoe)
  • Restaurant  weekend
  • Heated relay station
  • Waxing room
  • Access fee
  • Marked  Yes
  • Loop  Yes
  • Trail maps available onsite  Yes
  • Reception and information staff  Yes
  • Gift shop  Yes
  • Washrooms  Yes
  • Washrooms with changing tables  Yes
  • Accessible telephone  Yes
  • Access to drinking water  Yes
  • First aid  Yes
  • Other services  Yes
  • Number of winter camping platforms  13
  • Number of cabins  6

Services adapted for persons with disabilities

  • Partially accessible to persons with reduced mobility

Hiking networks


A protected site in the earth of the first international Dark-Sky Reserve ! Nestled in a crook of the Appalachians, a stone's throw from the New Hampshire border, Mount Megantic National Park is unbeatable for fans of short and long hiking expeditions. It offers 80 km of trails with differing levels around this imposing yet alluring massif. The trails reach three summits, all more than 1000 metres high: Mounts Megantic, Saint-Joseph and Victoria. Discover superb views as well as diverse flora and fauna at different altitudes and different sides of the slopes. Lodging packages available year round (bed and breakfasts, inns, chalets, teepees, yurtes and camping).



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  • Characteristics  Nature discovery activities and starry skies. Visits to the ASTROLab and astronomy observatories. Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing.
  • Open year-round
  • Paid admission
  • Rates  See the website
  • Departure  189, route du Parc
  • Arrival  189, route du Parc
  • Number of trails  10
  • Marked
  • Total length (km)  80
  • Loop
  • Linear
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Difficulty level: Intermediate
  • Difficulty level: Difficult
  • Trail maps available onsite
  • Downloadable trail map (URL address)  Trail map
  • Reception and information staff
  • Snack bar
  • Gift shop
  • Washrooms
  • Washrooms with changing tables
  • Picnic areas
  • Accessible telephone
  • Access to drinking water
  • Trail patrol
  • First aid
  • Campsites
  • Number of campsites  37
  • Number of camping platforms  13
  • Number of cabins  6

Services adapted for persons with disabilities

  • Partially accessible to persons with impaired mobility

Museums and interpretation centres


ASTROLab, Mont-Mégantic Notre-Dame-des-Bois Park. An astounding introduction to astronomy and nature for the whole family! The ASTROLab in Mount Megantic park is an interpretation centre that offers visitors activities introducing them to the world of astronomy. Day visits at the base of the mountain let you discover our theme rooms and watch the Cosmic Rhythms movie – an amazing big-screen voyage to the borders of the universe! You can also head up to the summit and visit the observatory, with its 1.6-metre telescope. In the evening, participate in an astronomy event at the base or summit of the mountain. Reservations required.


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Services

  • Schedule  Mid-May to mid-October. End of January to end of March: Saturday. Call in advance for schedule of activities.

Ornithology


A remarkable bird life! There are more than 125 bird species at the Mount Megantic National Park including the Canadian grey jay benefiting the climatic conditions found at the top of the mountain. Access to the summit by car and the numerous trails make the park an ideal place for bird lovers and professionals who like to watch birds in all seasons.


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Resto, Parc national du Mont-Mégantic
Family Restaurants

Well worth the stop! A restaurant offering complete meals for cross-country skiers and other visitors to Mount Megantic National Park and the ASTROLab. An inviting dining room. ......

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