Parc national du Mont-Mégantic

National Park

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Enjoy the summer 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. The Mont-Mégantic National Park is an unforgettable starry sky in the heart of the first International Dark Sky Reserve. A protected environment, nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, is a must for short and long hike enthusiasts. 60 km of trails of different levels of difficulty crisscross this imposing massif. This trail network provides access to three peaks of over 1000 meters: Mount Mégantic, Mount Saint Joseph and Mount Victoria. Discover the new Franceville sector and its trail along the ridge tops and waterfalls. Accommodation packages are available year round (B&Bs, inns, cottages, teepees, yurts and camping).

Activities and services

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Nature interpretation
  • Picnic
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross-country skiing

Services

  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar

Accommodations

  • Camping
  • Campground (sites)  60
  • Ready-to-camp, Huttopia
  • Ready-to-camp, Huttopia (number of sites)  5
  • Cabins
  • Cabins (number of sites)  6

Access for people with restricted physical ability

  • Partially accessible
  • Tourist and leisure companion

Rates

  • Entrance  with fee

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 camps and shelters, cottages and camping platforms. Interpretation activities focusing on nature and the starry skies at the ASTROLab. Torch-lit evenings on Saturdays, by reservation.


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Features

  • Total length Snowshoeing Trails (km)  44
  • Number of Snowshoeing Trails  9
  • Number of easy trails (Snowshoeing)  1
  • Number of intermediate trails (Snowshoeing)  5
  • Number of difficult trails (Snowshoeing)  3
  • Total length cross-country skiing trails (km)  38
  • Number of cross-country skiing trails  10
  • Number of easy trails (cross-country skiing)  3
  • Number of intermediate trails (Cross-Country Ski)  3
  • Number of difficult trails (Cross-Country Skiing)  4
  • Loop
  • Marked

Services

  • Equipment rental
  • Equipment rental (snowshoe)
  • Crampon rental  
  • Heated relay station
  • Waxing room
  • Gift shop
  • Access to drinking water
  • Washrooms
  • Washrooms with changing tables
  • Accessible telephone
  • Reception and information staff
  • First aid
  • Parking  
  • Downloadable trail map (URL address)  http://www.sepaq.com/dotAsset/2524235.pdf
  • Trail maps available onsite
  • Other services

Accommodations

  • Winter campsites  
  • Number of winter campsites  13
  • Number of cabins  6

Rates

  • Entrance

Hiking networks


A protected site in the heart 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 60 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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Features

  • Number of trails  10
  • Total length (km)  80
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Difficulty level: Intermediate
  • Difficulty level: Difficult
  • Arrival  189, route du Parc
  • Departure  189, route du Parc
  • Linear
  • Loop
  • Marked
  • Characteristics  Nature discovery activities and starry skies. Visits to the ASTROLab and astronomy observatories. Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing.

Services

  • Picnic areas
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Access to drinking water
  • Parking
  • Gift shop
  • Accessible telephone
  • Washrooms
  • Washrooms with changing tables
  • Children's play area
  • Reception and information staff
  • Trail patrol
  • First aid
  • Downloadable trail map (URL address)  Trail map
  • Trail maps available onsite

Accommodations

  • Campsites
  • Number of campsites  37
  • Number of camping platforms  13
  • Number of cabins  6

Schedule

  • Open year-round

Rates


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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Schedule

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

Rates

  • Entrance  with fee

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