Parc national du Mont-Mégantic

National Park

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Boucle du Mont-Mégantic © Rémi Boucher
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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

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

Services


    Accommodations

    • Camping
    • Campground (sites)  60
    • Cottage (units)  7
    • Cottage
    • Ready-to-camp, Huttopia
    • Ready-to-camp, Huttopia (number of sites)  10
    • 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 easy trails (Snowshoeing)  1
    • Number of Snowshoeing Trails  9
    • Number of difficult trails (Snowshoeing)  3
    • Number of intermediate trails (Snowshoeing)  5
    • 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
    • Marked
    • Loop

    Services

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

    Accommodations

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

    Access for people with restricted physical ability

    • Partially accessible

    Rates

    • Entrance  with fee

    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

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

    Services

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

    Accommodations

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

    Access for people with restricted physical ability

    • Partially accessible

    Schedule

    • Open year-round

    Rates


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