Guided Ski-Snowshoe (HOK) Excursion in the Ice Valley and Snow Bus Shuttle


Guided Ski-Snowshoe (HOK) Excursion in the Ice Valley and Snow Bus Shuttle

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Explore the winter wonderland of trails at the Ice Valley in Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park. Take in the spectacular views of Malbaie River Gorge’s majestic valley while embarking on a Nordic ski excursion.

What to expect: an introduction to off-track skiing with OAC shoeshoe-skis. The guided tour of this hidden gem within Charlevoix is known for its breathtaking views and secluded quiet ambiance. OAC ski rental and a light lunch are included in the package.

Tours at Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park take place weekly on Saturdays and require a reservation. An optional shuttle service from your accommodation in La Malbaie is available for your convenience. We also accept group reservations of six or more people on other weekdays.

This unique nature setting lends the opportunity for more fun adventures. Consider the following variations to the main package:

¬ Guided Nordic Skiing Excursion in the Ice Valley PLUS Fat Bike rental afterward (1 hour)

¬ Guided Snowshoe-Skiing (HOK) Excursion in the Ice Valley from Draveur to Inukshuks.

To Discover

  • A ski-shoeing trek in open nature
  • The spectacular landscape of Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park
  • The lead and guidance of an experienced adventure tour guide
  • The possibility to encounter winter fauna

The Setting

The Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie are among some of the highest mountains east of the Rockies. The depth and serenity of the Malbaie River and the views of the Menaud countryside will enchant you; time seems to stand still. The beauty of this National Park is the pride of the Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve.


You will notice animal footprints from an impressive variety of winter fauna; lynx, coyote, moose, otter, and even other animal footprints permit a glimpse of the vast world that lives in this natural habitat. If luck would have it, you may encounter some of these animals for a truly unforgettable experience.

How to Prepare

Bring layers of clothing required for your comfort, as well as an extra change of clothes to switch into after the excursion. It is recommended that you bring a blanket or an extra layer for lunchbreak on the trek.

Bathrooms and a restaurant are located at the starting point, Le Draveur Visitors Centre, and there are outhouses with dry toilets at the lunch break spot, Pointe aux Inukchuks. Be sure to bring enough water and energy snacks to keep you satisfied during the course of your excursion.

Information and price

Season Open Dates

** Every Saturday, from January 11th to March 22rd, 2020.**

Meeting Place and Time

Le Draveur Visitors Centre, Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie.



years Pricing With Shuttle service from La Malbaie
18 years et + 129 $ 149 $
13-17 years old 99 $ 119 $


years Pricing With Shuttle service from La Malbaie
18 ans et + 129 $ 149 $
13-17 ans 99 $ 119 $


years Pricing With Shuttle service from La Malbaie
18 ans et + 99 $ 119 $
13-17 ans 69 $ 89 $

Contact us in advance to reserve the shuttle service: 1-800-435-4850

Les taxes ne sont pas incluses.


The package includes…

  • The service of an adventure tour guide
  • Rental of HOK Ski-Snowshoes and Poles
  • An introduction to off-track skiing (8 km)
  • Snow Bus Shuttle return to Draveur
  • A lunch break in a heated shelter
  • Lunch (hearty stew, bread, cheese, and dessert)
  • Park entry to Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie National Park

The package does not include…

  • Personal winter clothing
  • Backpack
  • Water, snacks, and additional meals
  • Taxes (14.975%)
  • Tips


Equipment Included

  • OAC Skis (Ski-Shoes) 147 cm or 127 cm
  • Ski Poles

Equipment Required

  • Winter boots (sturdiest possible)
  • Coat and Snow Pants
  • Additional clothing layers (fleece sweater or vest)
  • Synthetic long-underwear
  • Tuque, gloves, scarf
  • A change of clothes
  • Backpack (optional)
  • Water and energy snacks

Excursion and Duration

Approximate Distance
8 km

Difficulty Level
The excursion is at an EASY level, without an up-hill incline. Participants should be capable of walking for approximately three consecutive hours (8 km to l’Equerre) with a one-hour lunch break. Returning by Snow Bus Shuttle.

Schedule From 9:30am to 3:30pm

9:30 : Meeting at Draveur Centre
10:00 : Introduction    10:30 : Ski Excursion Start
12:00 – 1:00 : Meal at the Pointe aux Inukshuks
1:00 : Ski Excursion to l’Equerre continues
3:00 : Return by Snow Bus Shuttle
3:45 : Excursion ends at Draveur Centre
4:15 : Participant Departure

6 hours total / 4 hours active

Start Time

Meeting at 9:30am at Le Draveur Visitors Centre .


Au Centre de services Le Draveur, Parc national des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie

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