Outdoor enthusiasts can’t get enough of snowshoeing. Strap on a pair of traditional rawhide snowshoes or some more modern equipment and get set for adventure—the Québec City Area has hundreds of kilometres of marked trails for you to explore.

Centres with Over 40 km of Marked Trails

Vallée Bras-du-Nord: Trails for snowshoers of all levels in a huge wilderness area.

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier: A vast mountainous plateau scored by deep ravines and including a large backcountry area.

Sentiers des Caps de CharlevoixA series of trails with breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River.

Camp MercierSome of the best snow conditions and an exceptionally long season.

Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix | Credit:  Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix
Credit: Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix

Centres with 20 to 40 km of Marked Trails

Mont-Sainte-Anne: Trails with different elevations for snowshoers of all kinds.

Sentiers du Moulin: This centre provides access to part of the Trans Canada Trail.

Station touristique DuchesnayThis resort offers many other winter activities.

Forêt Montmorency: A network of marked trails and a huge backcountry area.

 

Forêt Montmorency | Credit:  Forêt Montmorency
Credit: Forêt Montmorency

Centres with Under 20 km of Marked Trails

E47 ÉcoSentiers Villégiature: An enchanting setting perfect for families.

Les Portes de l’Enfer (Parc naturel régional de Portneuf): This is the place to find truly untamed landscapes.

Base de plein air La DécouverteTrails run through Parc naturel du Mont-Bélair, just 20 minutes from the hotels in Sainte-Foy.

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency: A different way to admire the falls and the impressive cone of ice at its base.

Parc naturel régional de Portneuf | Credit:  Parc naturel régional de Portneuf, Pierre Joosten
Credit: Parc naturel régional de Portneuf, Pierre Joosten

Snowshoeing in the City

Plains of Abraham: Located in the heart of town. You can also take a tour with a guide in period costume.

Domaine Maizerets: The countryside in the heart of town! One of the best places to try your hand at cross-country, skating, or snowshoeing.

Base de plein air de Sainte-Foy: Find yourself surrounded by nature just minutes from the hotels in Sainte-Foy.

Plains of Abraham | Credit:  Plaines d'Abraham
Credit: Plaines d'Abraham

Regroupement ski de fond raquette is a group that provides all kinds of useful information on snowshoeing in the Greater Québec City Area.

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