Snowshoes and Astronomy

 

Did you know that the Megantic region is the world’s first International Dark Sky Reserve? Its sky is so clear that a spectacular nighttime show can be seen in either winter or summer. To see it up close, go to Parc national du Mont-Mégantic

 

DAY 1

There are 30 km of snowshoe trails for snowshoers of all levels in the Observatory sector on mounts Mégantic and St-Joseph, as well as 15 km in the Franceville sector. Guaranteed fun!

 

In the evening

If you prefer to go snowshoeing after nightfall, take advantage of the Torchlight Snowshoeing package. It includes a 3-course healthy dinner, a torch-lit snowshoeing excursion on a lit 3.5 km trail, and an evening of astronomy at the ASTROLab. Check the dates and reserve in advance.

 

You can spend the night in the provincial park in any one of several types of lodging—in a hut, a rustic shelter, a prospector tent, or an EXP chalet.
There are also B&Bs and hotels near the park.

 

DAY 2

Head to Station touristique Baie-des-Sables in Lac-Mégantic to enjoy a few family activities. Mini downhill ski centre, tubing, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.

 

If you want to don your snowshoes for a second day, the trails from Mont-Gosford in Saint-Augustin-de-Woburn will take you to the peak at an altitude of 1193 metres.

 

If it’s the right time of the year, stop at the Cabane à sucre Mégantic sugar shack to savour some maple taffy and other homemade products.

   
 
 

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