Megantic Region

From Lake to Mont Mégantic

Ready to push yourself? Take on the toughest climb in Quebec: It spans 5.3 kms with an average grade of 9.6% (and up to 15% in some spots!). At the top, you’ll find yourself at the Mont-Mégantic Observatory perched at 1,100 metres of altitude. Was it worth it? Absolutely. Exercise caution on the return down to the charming village of Piopolis: It’s a steep ride down.

  • Paved road 73.5km
  • 73.5 km

On the road

Starting point: Halte des Zouaves
472, route 263, Piopolis



Tucked between Lac-Mégantic and the Parc National du Mont-Mégantic, this waterfront village (population: 400) is a veritable gem. Tip: The marina’s dock is a prized spot to catch the sunset.

KM 4

Mont Scotch Cap

Just five minutes from Piopolis, this small 560 metre mountain is worth the climb, if only for the view on the Appalachian Mountains in the distance, as well as Lac Mégantic.

KM 43

Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic

Founded in 1978, the observatory is home to the second most powerful telescope in the country. (It’s open for visits during the day in the summer.)

KM 73

Hébergement Aux Cinq Sens

Yurts, hammock-tents, cabins… This property offers an array of unique accommodation options, all grounded by indigenous values.

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