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This 'Legendary' Quebec Hike Brings You To Views That Look Like They Belong In Banff

The west might be off limits, but Quebec has plenty of spectacular views.
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Quebec's Acropole-des-Draveurs Has Views That Belong In Banff

The west might be beyond reach but adventurers looking for at least a semblance of dramatic Canadian Rockies views might consider the hike up to Quebec's own Acropole-des-Draveurs in the Parc national des Hautes‑Gorges-de-la-Rivière‑Malbaie.

The challenging hike (Sépaq says it can take between four and six hours to finish the 11.2-kilometre round-trip) has a big payoff: a sweeping (terrifying?) panorama of the steep cliffs that plunge down into the Malbaie river valley.

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The trek is so difficult that Sépaq has a separate page with information for those who dare to embark.

The page includes authorized departure times, packing and clothing advice, a warning to stay on the trail, and other rules and recommendations.

The trail to the Acropole-des-Draveurs opens in May 2021. Online reservations are mandatory. Get all the details below.


Price: $8.90 for adults

When: Beginning May 22, 2021; authorized departure times can be found online.

Address: Parc national des Hautes‑Gorges-de-la Rivière‑Malbaie; visitor centre coordinates can be found online.

Why You Need To Go: For dramatic views that you'd otherwise be hard-pressed to find outside B.C. and Alberta.

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