6 hikes around Quebec to tackle this fall

Aug 18 2020, 1:43 pm

Note: While local parks, shops, and events are reopening throughout the province, Santé Quebec is reminding individuals to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. If you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. If you decide to go out, maintain the two-metre physical distancing guidelines and wear a face covering or mask when in public.


Even though Quebec has a different look and feel this fall, its everlasting beauty will always shine despite whether we’re going through a pandemic or not.

If you’re looking for a challenging trek, a trail that leads to majestic waterfalls, or hikes that are surrounded by water, there’s a circuit around Quebec waiting for you.

We’d recommend packing up the car, bringing some snacks, comfortable hiking clothes, some gear, and your phone and make a day trip out of this one.

You can also download the Parks Canada app which includes all-new trail maps to use offline and insider hiking tips.

Waber Falls

 

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You’ll want to store up a bit of energy for this one-day expedition that combines canoeing and hiking.

Hike through this beautiful trail on Lac Wapizagonke and reward yourself with the view or a dip in the breathtaking Waber Falls.

Length: 9.2 km by canoe (round trip) and 6.9 km (round trip) or 9.3 km (loop) of hiking
Time: 6 to 8 hours
Level of difficulty: Moderate
Where: La Mauricie National Park

Mont-Saint-Alban

 

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This moderately difficult hike has a peak altitude of 283 metres, and trekkers will be awe-struck by the exceptional beauty of the sea and cliffs below and the forest stretching away into the distance.

Length: 7.8 km (loop) or 3.6 km (round trip to the observation tower)
Time: 3 to 4 hours (loop) or 2 hours (round trip to the observation tower)
Level of difficulty: Moderate
Where: Forillon National Park

L‚ÄôAnse des √Črosions Trail

 

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√éle Quarry is an island that looks like it’s from another planet. The boardwalks are laid out across the island and will take you from sea cliffs to forests through an easy but breathtaking hike.

Mont-Saint-Bruno National Park

 

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Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno, under 35 km outside of Montreal, features five lakes, an orchard, a historic mill, and plenty of hiking trails to choose from.

Soak up a bevy of different flowers, trees, and plants and over 200 species of birds across the territory.

Take note that no service buildings are accessible, including washrooms, until further notice, but you can bring your dog(s).

Length: 35 km
Time: 2 to 6 hours
Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate
Where: 330 Rang des Vingt Cinq E, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville

Mont Tremblant

 

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While Mont Tremblant is best known for its skiing, there are 11 different trails, all for varying fitness levels, for hikers to enjoy.

From easy, to pet-friendly, and more strenuous climbs, Mont Tremblant is beautiful in the summer and fall and offers breathtaking 360¬ļ views of the Laurentians.

Length: 80 km
Time: 1 to 4 hours
Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate
Where: 1000 Chemin des Voyageurs Tremblant

Oka National Park

 

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Oka’s national park offers five hiking trails, a beach, and a lake, all just 35 km outside of downtown Montreal.

The hiking trails range from easy to moderate and can be climbed anywhere between a quick 25 minutes to 4.5 hours. The peak offers spectacular views of the Ottawa River, the Lake of Two Mountains, and the Lower Laurentians.

Length: 13 km
Time: 1 to 5 hours
Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate
Address: 2020 Chemin d’Oka, Oka

 

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