Snowshoe trek - Les Grands-Jardins - 5 to 8 km


Discover the naural of the parc national des Grands-Jardins


Discover the spectacular and accessible landscapes of a section of Grands-Jardins national Park during a snowshoe trek on the new Mont du Lac des Cygnes trail. On the menu: a territory to be explored and a nature to be discovered in the company of local interpretive guides.

Appreciate this sector of Charlevoix that is renowned for its exceptional view and remains largely unvisited in winter.


  • A hike in a generous nature.
  • The spectacular landscapes of Grands-Jardins national Park.
  • A view of the Charlevoix meteorite crater.
  • The region's best calf exertion/summit ratio

The environment you will be visiting

This game area of the Laurentian massif, frequented before the end of the 19th century by the Montagnais hunters, became in 1890 the famous private club of hunting and fishing: the Club La Roche, under the direction of Sir William Hume Blake.

In 1895, the national park of the Laurentians was created by inserting the territory of the club. It was in 1981 that the Government of Quebec established its first network of conservation parks and that the Grands-Jardins de Charlevoix were granted this status. In 1988, UNESCO enshrined the Grands-Jardins National Park in the heart of the Charlevoix World Biosphere Reserve.

Be well prepared

Bring sufficient outdoor clothes to stay warm, as well as extra clothes for after the activity. A down coat or extra layer of clothing for the break while on the trail is advisable. There are changing rooms both at the start and finish, but no heated refuge along the way.

Also bring enough water for the day and an energy snack. Participants are encouraged to eat a good breakfast before the activity because we will be outside from 10 am to 2:30 pm.

Information and price

Opening period

10:00am - Saturdays & Sundays - from december 27th to March 19 2018


Poste d’accueil du Mont du Lac des Cygnes, km 21, route 381, Saint-Urbain, QC.

Price for each participant

Âge Tarifs Groupes 8 et +
18 ans et + 50 $ 45 $
10-17 ans 35 $ 32 $
Taxes are not include.


The package includes…

  • Snowshoe trek in mountain trails
  • Access rights to Parc national des Grands-Jardins
  • The services of an accompanying guide
  • Snowshoe rental
  • Hot beverages

The package excludes…

  • Personal winter clothing
  • Packsack and drinking water
  • Taxes (14,975%)


Included equipment

  • Snowshoes

Required equipment

  • Winter boots
  • Snow coat and trousers
  • Warm undergarments (ex: polar, wool sweater)
  • Long underwear
  • Tuque, gloves, mitts and scarf
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Packsack (optional)
  • Sufficient drinking water for the duration of the activity -An energy snack

Route and length

Snow Treck national parc Des Grands-Jardins


Reception Mont du Lac des Cygnes

5 to 8 km,

Difficulty level
Moderate, with climbing effort, and the capacity to hike during approximately 3 hours.


  • 4hrs to 5hrs total
  • préparation : 15 minutes
  • snowshoeing : 3h15 (La Chouenne) OR 4h15 (Le Mont du Lac des Cygnes)
  • 30 minutes pause

Departure hours

10:00am - Saturdays & Sundays - from February 19 to March 19 2017.


Booking is currently closed for this activity.


Reception of the treck: Raquette aux Grands-Jardins :

Reception Mont du Lac des Cygnes,
km 21, route 381,
Saint-Urbain, QC.