Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing
Welcome to our luxurious landscapes!
Cross-country skiing or on snowshoes, the trails in Saguenay offer visitors panoramic vistas of the fjord, the Mont Valin mountain range, the cliffs in Bec-Scie and many others just waiting to be discovered.
In the City of Saguenay ▴
Centre Plein-Air Bec-Scie
Renowned as one of the most beautiful cross-country ski centres in Québec, this outdoor facility offers a network of 20 km marked loop trails and heated shelters.
7400, chemin des Chutes, Saguenay (arr. de La Baie), G7B 3N8
Parc de la Rivière-du-Moulin
In the heart of downtown, Parc de la Rivière-du-Moulin offers 31 km paths maintained on a daily basis for cross-country skiing.
- 5,9 km easy
- 6,1 km difficult
- 12,7 km very difficult
- 6,3 km extreme
1577, rue des Roitelets, Saguenay (arr. de Chicoutimi),
Le Norvégien cross-country ski club
Two relay stations with wood stoves are available during your expedition. 12 Trails that are safe with clear indications for every level. A 4 km lit trail is available for cross-country skiers at night. Also, 4 km of snowshoeing trails is available. Cross-country ski equipment and snowshoe rentals available.
4885, chemin Saint-Benoît, Saguenay (arr. de Jonquière), G7X 7V5
Les Sentiers du Saguenay
The paths are wide, well marked, easy for walking and offers many natural viewpoints. 14.5 km loop and linear trails, rated easy to challenging. The paths along the Saguenay River between Rue Tourangeau and the Mont Fortin ski centre, besides a closed loop in the Manoir du Saguenay area. Free admission.
Saguenay (arr. de Jonquière)
T 418.698.3200 # 4154 | 1.800.463.6565
Centre Touristique du Mont-Édouard
Mount-Edouard offers two cross-country trails (2.5 km and 5.5 km), land three snowshoeing trails (2.7 km, 3 km, 7.5 km). Rated easy to challenging. Snowshoe rentals available on-site.
67, rue Dallaire, L'Anse-Saint-Jean, G0V 1J0
T 418.272.2927 | 1.888.676.2927
Les Sentiers du Parc de la Colline
Entry at the Aréna du Plateau parking lot, at Rue Cabot and Rue Saint-Gérard, in front of the Charles-Gravel school parking lot. No charge for admission. Approximately 3 km of marked trails.
Saguenay (arr. de Chicoutimi)
T 418.698.3200 poste 4154
Centre de Ski Mont-Bélu
A 3.2 km marked trail is offered to snowshoeing enthusiasts. An intermediate level trail, it circles the mountain with a section along the northern summit. Departures are near the main cabin and there's no charge for admission.
4855, boul. de la Grande-Baie Sud, Saguenay (arr.de La Baie), G7B 3P6
Hôtellerie Cepal Villégiature
Snowshoeing trails are accessible just beside the inn.
3350, rue Saint-Dominique, Saguenay (arr. de Jonquière), G7Y 1B3
Surrounding Areas ▴
Parc National des Monts-Valin et la Vallée des Fantômes
A shuttle service will bring you to the Vallée des Fantômes (valley of the ghosts), the ultimate location for skiing and snowshoeing. Several marked trails with shelters along the way are suggested for short and long excursions.
360, rang Saint-Louis, Saint-Fulgence, G0V 1S0
T 418.674.1200 | 1.800.665.6527
Parc National du Fjord-du-Saguenay
Over 50 km of trails for short and long expeditions that grant access to breathtaking landscapes. Open from mid-December until the end of March, depending on snow conditions.
91, rue Notre-Dame, Rivière-Éternité, G0V 1P0
T 418.272.1556 | 1. 800.665.6527
Station de Ski le Valinouët
Two sectors for snowshoeing are available: Facing the mountain (eight paths for a total of about 40 km - no charge for admission) and at the Valinouët summit. The paths are rated easy and intermediate overall.
200, route du Valinouët, Saint-David-de-Falardeau,
T 418.673.6455 | 1.866.260.8254
The club offers three high-quality trails for a total of about 30 km perfect for family strolls or more demanding athletic excursions.
100, rue Lemieux, Bégin, G0V 1B0
Pourvoirie du Cap au Leste
The center offers two marked trails for snowshoeing, the Sentier du Phare (lighthouse trail) and the Sentier Sainte-Rose, where you can also take a one-hour guided tour.
551, chemin du Cap au Leste, Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, G0V 1T0
T 418.675.2000 | 1.866.675.2007
Centre de Vacances Ferme 5 Étoiles
In regards to snowshoeing, rentals are available or try the guided tour with a homemade meal on an open flame.
465, route 172 Ouest, Sacré-Cœur, G0T 1V0
418.236.4833 | 1.877.236.4551
Guided Expeditions ▴
Organisaction - Québec Hors-Circuits
Discover nature with winter enthusiasts, experienced in organizing adventure travel tours. Package deals including accommodations from the most comfortable to the most non-traditional!
94, rue Jacques Cartier Est, Saguenay (arr. de Chicoutimi), G7H 1Y3
Les Chiens et Gîte du Grand Nord
Embark on one of a kind short or long expeditions with certified professionals. Stay in their mountain-side cottage, rustic accommodations in the great outdoors for experiencing the traditions of yesteryear.
18a, Lac Durand, Embranchement no 1, Saint-David-de-Falardeau, G0V 1C0
Discover the Monts Valins with experienced guides who are also nature enthusiasts. Find out more about the variety of accommodations offered in the Monts Valins (in a lodge, apartment, cottage or log cabin).
96, route du Valinouët, Saint-David-de-Falardeau, G0V 1C0
T 418.673.1001 | 418.290.1001
Entre Chien et Loup
Off the beaten trail through the boreal forest on snowshoes, your guide will lead you along extraordinary trails to introduce visitors to the region's biodiversity and phenomenal panoramic vistas. The expeditions are designed in function to the participant's level of difficulty.
190, chemin Périgny, L'Anse-Saint-Jean, G0V 1J0