It sure is spectacular to hike in the summer, but what you didn't know is that it is just as fantastic to hike in the winter! Not only is it so beautiful to see everything covered in snow, but amazing winter hiking trails can be found right here in Quebec!
So, instead of hibernating inside all winter, why not check out some of these winter hiking trails! Some lead to majestic frozen waterfalls and others to beautiful mountain tops! It's time to stay active in the winter and enjoy the snow in a whole new way.
1. Take A Winter Hike At Dorwin Falls
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For a huge 2.5 km ecological trail that leads to a winter gorge, I recommend checking this place out! Come winter, the ice and snow-covered trees provide wonderful material for a picture-taking festival!
2. Take A Winter Hike At Plaisance Falls
Not is this the biggest one waterfall in Quebec, (stands at 63m high) but it also has a 1 km long hiking trail that leads you to the foot of the falls, as well as observation areas.
3. Take A Winter Hike At Sainte-Ursule Falls
Since chalets are open all year, you can enjoy several walking paths and forests to explore nearby. There is even a suspended foot bridge!
4. Take A Winter Hike At Sentier des Caps
Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix offers 32 km of trails groomed for cross-country skiing. The centre is at an elevation of 800 metres so enjoys a long ski season. There is also a 50-km linear backcountry trail overlooking the St Lawrence River connecting several huts. Baggage transport and car transfer services are available. Other winter activities: Snowshoeing on the backcountry trail, alpine skiing nearby at Le Massif
5. Take A Winter Hike At Montmorency Falls
Standing at 84m tall and 46m wide it’s the largest urban waterfall after Niagara Falls! There are plenty of hiking trails that lead up to the fall.
6. Take A Winter Hike At Sainte-Anne Falls
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This fall features a 74m drop nestled deep inside Canyon Sainte-Anne, there are multiple trails for hiking that lead up to the falls. You can also access the other side using a 60m high suspension bridge that crosses over the top of the falls.
7. Take A Winter Hike At Chutes-de-la-Chaudière
Just a few minutes from Quebec city sits the Chutes-de-la-Chaudière. You can hike through their trails that are over 4.5 km long and enjoy winter in a whole new wat. This fall also has a suspended foot bridge that sits on top of the falls to give the most spectacular view possible.
8. Take A Winter Hike At Parc national de la Gaspésie
For a variety of trails, this is the place to be! Against the backdrop of a winter wonderland, snowshoe buffs can enjoy 13 trails ranging in length from 1.7 to 18 km in the Discovery and Visitors Centre sector and on the grounds of the nature reserve.
9. Take A Winter Hike At Parc national des Grands-Jardins
This park offers multiple trails that can please all hikers! Their trails add up to 30 km and you can witness a lot of beautiful landscapes: taiga, tundra, deciduous forest, boreal forest, and mountain vegetation. They also specialize in ice fishing during the winter!
10. Take A Winter Hike At Vallée Bras-du-Nord
This park, near Quebec city, has more than 80 km of short and long trails. From beginner to expert, this place is for everyone. They have skiing, snowshoeing, chalets, and much more to make your hiking experience wild this winter